An uninterruptible power supply, also uninterruptible power source, UPS or battery backup is an electrical apparatus that provides emergency power to a load when the input power source, typically mains power, fails.
Battery Maintenance, Battery Testing and Replacement
UPS batteries are chemical energy storage devices that deteriorate over time. They have a design life based on optimum site conditions and an expected number of charge-discharge cycles. A five year design life battery will probably require replacement within year 4, and a ten year design life battery within year 7. Whilst many UPS and standby power systems automatically test their batteries, nothing beats a visual inspection and on-site testing.
Power Protection Solutions
Power problems cause voice and data processing errors, hardware damage and expensive downtime. When an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) as your power protection solution it is important to consider two elements:
Power problems can occur in two forms: a) Problems or disturbances that occur with a mains supply. Here we are concerned with Power Quality issues. b) When the mains supply completely fails. Here we are concerned with how to keep systems running and business continuity.