Here Are Some Tips For Maintaining the Battery of an Uninterruptible Power System (UPS):

1.     Monitor UPS Batteries for Effective Emergency Back-Up: UPS batteries must be properly maintained and monitored to ensure that the UPS will work as designed when needed. Routine inspections and testing, as well as battery monitoring devices, can be utilized as part of a proper maintenance program. Just one underperforming cell will compromise the entire battery and can severely reduce UPS back up time or worse.
2.     UPS Placement, Temperature and Environment: The environment around the UPS plays an important role in battery performance and life expectancy. Batteries cannot function properly in temperatures that are too hot or too cold. The temperature recommendation from the battery manufacturer should be followed stringently. Most UPS batteries are designed to operate at an ambient temperature of 77°F. If a battery is operated at higher temperatures, its usable life will be shortened significantly. Too cold and the batteries performance will be decreased. It is also important to note that the UPS should not be placed near open windows, corrosive fumes, dust, or anywhere with moisture.
3.     Determining Battery Life Expectancy: Most UPS batteries do not last as long as the battery manufacturer suggests. Many factors play a role in battery life. UPS batteries may be called upon many times per day, this is known as cycling. A cycling monitor attached to your UPS battery can be a valuable tool in predicting “end of life”.
4.     Battery Service and Maintenance: Battery service and maintenance are essential to ensuring ongoing UPS reliability. Without it, a UPS battery becomes susceptible to a number of threats that can ultimately result in a reduced level of protection and premature failure. Visually inspect batteries for cleanliness and remove any dust, dirt, or debris.