Even though many power backup systems are available to buy, they need to be properly taken care of to ensure that they work well. If you're new to these UPS units or you have issues with your unit, you might be wondering how to best maintain the unit to extend its life. Here are a few tips to consider.
The Placement Of The Unit
When we install power backup systems for Oakland, we begin by figuring out the best place to put it. It is suggested to place your power backup system in a room that is temperature controlled.
The unit shouldn't be placed near windows or areas where you have a lot of moisture, debris or dust. Also, the unit will have vents, so make sure that these vents are not blocked.
Proper Storage For Unused Batteries
Not only does a battery that is in use need proper storage, but if you have a unit that's not in use, you'll still need to maintain it. You will need to:
- Charge the battery at least every 3-4 months when it's not in use.
- Store the battery in a space where the temperature is at least 50 degrees Farhenheit, or less.
If you choose to not recharge the battery, or you place it in a room that is hotter than 50 degrees (F), you can guarantee that the battery will eventually degrade and you'll need to replace the entire unit.
It's important to remember that while these power backup systems are built, designed and manufactured to be dependable. Yet, if not properly cared for their lifespan will diminish.
Ambient Temperature Of The Room
All batteries will have a rating in terms of temperature. Most of these power backup systems are based on an ambient temperature of 77 degrees (F). If you follow the temperature guidelines you can help maximize the life of the battery and in turn receive optimal performance from the UPS unit. For most businesses in Oakland, this shouldn't be a problem.
That's not to say that a unit won't perform or work at a lower or higher temperature (it most likely will), but if you want to extend the lifespan of the power backup systems you should follow the temperature guidelines for your specific battery brand and type.
If you need power backup systems for your business, or you want to know more about the different kinds of units available, visit Nite & Day Power for more information.