The lifespan of UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) batteries typically ranges from 3 to 5 years, but this can vary based on factors like usage, environmental conditions and how well they’re maintained.
UPS Battery Shop not only has a massive choice of batteries for well-known UPS systems, but we also offer an on-site replacement service.
So, what are the main signs that you need a replacement?
One of the most obvious signs that UPS batteries might need replacing include reduced runtime.
Of course, this is something that applies to all batteries. Sadly, nobody had yet invented a battery that’s capable of lasting for extremely long periods of time! Currently, lithium-sulfur batteries are among those showing promise for significantly extending the lifespan and capacity compared to traditional lithium-ion batteries.
However, these technologies are still in development and might not have reached widespread commercial availability.
UPS systems commonly unusually use two types of batteries: Valve-Regulated Lead-Acid (VRLA) batteries (which include Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) and Gel batteries) and, less commonly, lithium-ion batteries. VRLA batteries are popular due to their cost-effectiveness and reliability.
Here at UPS Battery Shop we are an authorised distributor for Yuasa batteries, the world’s largest manufacturer of UPS batteries, along with being authorised dealers for APC, Fiamm, Enersys, GNB Exide and CSB batteries.
Yuasa UPS batteries are known for their reliability and high-performance standards.
They’re designed to provide consistent power backup in critical situations. These batteries often have a long service life, offering durable power solutions for various applications.
Many Yuasa UPS batteries use SLA technology, which makes them low-maintenance, spill-proof and capable of providing reliable power in various environmental conditions. This brand also offers a wide range of UPS batteries catering to different power needs and applications. They have models tailored for specific industries, from small-scale backups to larger enterprise-level solutions.
Their batteries often boast high energy density, allowing them to provide reliable power while maintaining a compact size.
If the UPS doesn’t hold a charge for as long as it used to, it might indicate battery degradation.
Another sign is frequent audible alarms going off. UPS units often have alarms to signal battery issues like low capacity or failure. If these alarms are frequent, it could mean the batteries are struggling and that it’s vital to have a replacement as soon as possible.
Always take a look for any physical damage to your batteries.
Sometimes the signs tend to be obvious on the outside. Swelling, leakage or corrosion on the battery casing are clear signs of wear or damage. If the UPS consistently fails to power connected devices during a power outage, it’s a sign the batteries aren’t holding a charge effectively.
If your UPS batteries are of a certain age, it’s best to contact a replacement service.
If your UPS batteries are approaching or surpassing their expected lifespan, it might be time to consider replacing them preventively. Generally these batteries last for up to four years and it’s always best not to wait for them to fail.
Regular maintenance, such as periodic battery tests and visual inspections, can help in identifying issues before they become critical. If you suspect UPS battery problems, it’s advisable to consult the manufacturer’s guidelines or seek professional assistance for proper diagnosis and replacement.
Using our onsite UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) battery replacement services can provide several advantages:
For starters, it can minimise downtime at your site. UPS systems are crucial for maintaining power during outages. Onsite replacement services ensure minimal disruption to your operations by swiftly replacing batteries without needing to power down critical systems.
You will also benefit from exceptional expertise. Our trained professionals handle the entire replacement process, ensuring safety and proper installation. This reduces the risk of errors or accidents that could occur if untrained personnel attempt the replacement.
Enjoy proactive maintenance from an experienced team.
Scheduled onsite replacements often come with maintenance checks, allowing technicians to assess the overall health of the UPS system. They can identify any potential issues before they become critical problems. This is something we’re always happy to do.
Extend the lifespan of your batteries.
Regular maintenance and timely battery replacements can extend the lifespan of your UPS system. This proactive approach helps avoid unexpected failures during power outages. We can often replace batteries as part of a UPS health check.
Enjoy exceptional efficiency and convenience.
Onsite services save time and effort for your team. Instead of managing the replacement process internally, you can rely on our professional technicians who specialise in UPS maintenance.
Our onsite UPS battery replacement services offer peace of mind, reduce downtime, and contribute to the efficient and reliable operation of critical systems that depend on uninterrupted power.