Battery maintenance is an important aspect of your critical backup power plan. It should be built into a regular preventative maintenance programme to ensure you have power when you need it.
There are several good reasons to keep on top of your battery maintenance. Here are our top three:
Reduced Downtime: The best way to avoid costly downtime is to monitor your UPS power supply equipment, generators and all the additional components that comprise them. Systematic battery inspections, battery testing and battery cleaning by trained battery technicians ensure the various mechanical and electronic components are functioning to their maximum potential. Any wear and tear and potential failure can be identified and resolved before a battery failure happens.
Improved Battery Performance: Regular battery maintenance ensures peak performance through scheduled check-ups that guide adjustments to your battery. If any part of your battery, UPS power supply system or generator isn’t working properly, it puts more stress on the rest of the power system, slowing performance and shortening the life of those parts.
Equipment Protection: While the most obvious financial benefit of preventive maintenance is avoiding expensive outages and associated replacement costs, battery management and battery maintenance can also extend the operational life of your power and cooling equipment. Without proper servicing, even the best UPS and generator are significantly more likely to fail when you can least afford it. By monitoring the battery, its load and its rated capacity, available capacity, and keeping them in top condition, you can maximize the life of your critical power equipment.
Battery management ensures that there are no nasty surprises, and that you can prepare for battery replacement. Scoping out the correct batteries ensures that you install the right one, and that there’s a seamless transition between batteries. We are here to help and advise you.