You want your computers and other equipment to work reliably. And when you can’t count on electrical power – say PG&E decides to notify you of a blackout six hours in advance – you want to be just as sure your UPS is up to the task.
But if you haven’t been attentive to UPS maintenance, there may be trouble.
UPS maintenance is essential to making sure your system works as intended. You might go weeks, months, or whole quarters without using the UPS, but a UPS maintenance schedule can’t be overlooked. So, what’s the best schedule for your system?
Some UPS maintenance tasks vary based on the type of system you use. Smaller systems use sealed batteries with a relatively short service life that rarely need attention until it’s time to replace them. On the other hand, large flooded cell batteries require monthly care.