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.
These UPS Installation Environment and Power Protection guidelines are provided for SORO Uninterruptible Power Supplies and power protection systems. They cover both floor standing and 19" rack mount UPS.
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: