Frequently considered disposable, small UPS units (6kVA and under) are
often tucked away under a desk or in a closet out of site and,
frequently, out of mind – until there is an untimely failure.
Keeping track of
battery life and replacing aging batteries is the key to preserving
run time in the event of an outage. While the exact duration varies
upon environmental conditions and usage, most single phase UPS
equipment has a battery life of 3-4 years. With some smaller single
phase UPS equipment (3kVA and less), it’s often more cost effective
to replace the UPS when the batteries
reach the end of their useful life.
For larger UPS
units and extended run battery frames, replacement battery cartridges
are available to allow users to easily replace batteries.
you replace your UPS or batteries, it is important to take a look at
how the demands on your power equipment may have changed since
original purchase. Its possible that your requirements are different
now and a one for one replacement may not be the best option for your
organization. Has your overall load size increased? What about your
run-time needs? Have you migrated some of your servers off-site or to
the cloud making your networking equipment more critical?
UPS units are inexpensive compared to other power and cooling
equipment installed at your site, prolonging the useful life or
ensuring the proper equipment is installed can result in significant
savings over time or in high quantities.
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