UPS batteries are used for several different things, but their main design is to make sure equipment is covered during a power failure, before any type of backup power can kick in. It ensures that there is no lapse in power and those certain types of machinery and equipment can stay up and running without any gaps.
They are often used on computers or in data centers to ensure that no valuable information is lost if there is a power outage of any kind. They are also used for any type of equipment where a disruption in power could be disastrous, including certain medical machines.
Lifespan of a UPS Battery?
There are a few different factors that can contribute to the lifespan of a UPS battery. On average, a battery will last anywhere from 3-5 years. But, some batteries can last much longer, while others might die on you in a very short amount of time. It all depends on the conditions and how you maintain your battery.
Factors that can impact the overall lifespan of your UPS battery include:
Regular maintenance of your UPS battery is, perhaps, the best way to increase its lifespan and get the most use out of it. Most people recognize that UPS batteries are designed to be durable and low-maintenance. But, that doesn’t mean you should ignore taking proper care of them.
Storage is an interesting factor in the lifespan of a UPS battery, because an unused battery will actually have a life cycle decrease. In essence, if the battery isn’t being charged every 3 months, even if it hasn’t been used, it will start to lose capacity. If you keep up the practice of not charging it frequently enough, it will render itself useless in anywhere from 18 to 24 months.
When UPS Battery Needs to Be Replaced?
There are several key signs to look for to determine whether your UPS battery has reached the end of its life. The most obvious is the low battery alarm. All UPS batteries have this alarm, and when they run a self-test, if the battery is low, it will either make a sound or you’ll notice a light going off. Either/both are indicators that the battery needs to be replaced.
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