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Ups battery

07 Apr, 2022

By hoppt


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Every UPS comes with a battery that needs to be replaced after some time. The type of battery depends on the model of your UPS. Your company might have a recommended way to dispose of old batteries, but if not, here are some tips for getting more life out of them:

-Remove the battery when the power is still on so you don't damage it.

-If you plan to store it for an extended period, remove the battery from your equipment and store it in a cool place.

-When you go to dispose of it, try to arrange with a recycling center so they can take it. -Take it to the local electronics recycler, not dump it with regular trash.

-Use a UPS that has integrated battery charging if at all possible. This will prolong the life of the rechargeable battery. If you cannot have a UPS that includes a battery charger, you can encase your existing chargeable battery in an inexpensive plastic bag and store it in a safe place.

ups software

Use your UPS software to monitor the battery so you know when it is time to replace the battery. If you look at the UPS main screen, on the "Battery" or "Battery Status" tab, you will see a list of your batteries. You can also click "Level 1 Backup & Surge Protection" on this tab and check that tiny little battery icon which should show Full Charge if it has been fully charged and will now show "Empty".

The battery level is also displayed on the "Battery" tab.

One of the best features of the Smart-UPS software is its ability to let you know when the battery needs to be replaced.

The UPS provides an audible warning at 35%, 20% and 10% capacity remaining, and shuts down at 5%. If a load remains connected, it will inform you how much time remains until shutdown. Click here for more information about these modes.

To test a battery, use a smoke detector. If you have house handy, connect it to a smoke alarm and leave it for about 30 minutes.

If the smoke alarm chirps, because the smoketector battery is gone, then you have a problem. If the smoke alarm chirps when the UPS is running with no load connected, then add something that will draw power (e.g. an LED light bulb). If the smoke alarm chirps when you connect the load, then you have a problem.

If your UPS has a battery management system built in, then you can use it to get even better life out of your batteries. On the "Battery" tab, right click on one of your batteries and select "Recalibrate". The UPS will then discharge the battery completely, with a load connected.


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