Since power surges and outages are becoming more common every year, it’s important to have a good backup system in place to protect your business. The Uninterrupted Power Supply system or UPS, provides the type of protection needed to keep your computer and other systems from being damaged during a power surge but they won’t be of any use if the UPS batteries are old and don’t hold a charge like they used to.
With the UPS system, you only have a few minutes of uninterrupted power, during which time you can shut down or switch to another power source to prevent damage to your systems or loss of important data. If your battery is old and weak, it probably won’t last as long as it should and you may not have time to shut down or make a switch before the UPS system shuts off.
Like all batteries, the one in the UPS system will age and once it reaches its full lifespan, you’ll need to replace it. There’s no reason to go to the added expense and replace the whole system every few years if all it needs is a new battery. However, you will have to decide if you want to change it yourself or hire a company to come in and do it for you. This will depend on how complicated the system is.
When you hire a professional to take care of it, you get a few added benefits. For example, most companies that install UPS batteries also sell them, so you only need to deal with one company. As an added benefit, they’ll also properly dispose of your used battery. If you change it yourself, you’ll need to make sure the battery is disposed of properly because you can’t send them to the landfills any more. Once installed, your new battery will need to charge 24 hours before it’s fully functional.
How old is the battery in your UPS system? Is your equipment and important data protected or left vulnerable to power surges and outages? If you’re not sure, it’s time to have it checked out. Here at Eco Power Supplies we supply and install a large range of UPS batteries.