Critical for Any Critical Power Maintenance Provider

A business that relies on a UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) system for load distribution during times of load dips and complete outage of incoming utility electrical feed need to ensure the proper 24/7 operation and maintenance of these systems. This will instill confidence and peace of mind when occurrences do occur from time to time.
Analyzing a Client’s Requirements
The right company can calculate the electrical load required to properly shut down electronic equipment and to provide emergency lighting to a building until power is restored or a site generator is up and maintaining the critical load.
Evaluating Risks
The company may create a list of occurrences that could temporarily shut down the system. In some cases, the causes of potential power outages may include serious storms, voltage dips or a malfunctioning rectifier. Afterward, a contingency plan for handling each foreseeable risk will be created.


What Batteries are Best for Your UPS?

Uninterruptible power supply systems have become increasingly common for business, home security and computing applications where losses of data due to power interruptions could cost thousands of dollars, compromised data or losses of long-term customers. UPS battery arrays can power anything from emergency lighting to full-service data centers. The best batteries for providing uninterrupted power offer reliability, longevity, safety, consistency and affordability.
UPS Battery Back-up Systems
UPS systems provide nearly instantaneous power when a service disruption could cause fatalities, injuries, data losses, inconvenience or costly disruptions of business. You can use a load calculator to determine how much power you need, and you can use serial and parallel configurations for generating higher voltage or higher current.
Finding the best battery for your needs depends on load characteristics, costs, maintenance requirements and self-discharge rates of the batteries. Most UPS systems use more than one cell, so your costs depend on how many batteries are needed and what kind of housing is required. Arranged serially, battery voltage increases. Parallel configurations increase current. Most systems use valve-regulated lead-acid batteries or sealed batteries because maintenance is minimal and costs are affordable. Although these batteries don’t require adding liquid, maintenance and testing is still important because excess heat and evaporation could reduce the charge and battery life.


Understanding Battery Ratings Beyond AA

When it comes to batteries, most of us do not pay much attention to them beyond size, purpose and ability to be recharged. Everyone knows about AA, AAA and D cells, watch batteries and car batteries, but when it comes to other types, few people can distinguish their purpose and performance. The key to understanding battery ratings is to learn about and decipher their specifications.
Battery Basics

At its most basic, a battery is anything that stores energy to be used at a later time. By this definition, even a rock pushed to the edge of a cliff can be considered a battery because the energy it took to push it to the edge is stored as potential kinetic energy, which can be released by rolling the rock down the cliff. Today, however, the term battery is reserved for a device that stores electrical energy.

The first batteries were invented by the Sumerians in 250 B.C., and it is believed they were used to electroplate metals for jewelry. Since this time, batteries have changed substantially, but they still have the same general design: two electrodes composed of different metals submerged in an electrolyte solution. The first modern battery is attributed to Alessandro Volta, and it was made of a copper electrode and a zinc electrode with an electrolyte solution of sulfuric acid mixed with water or brine.