The Benefits of Lithium Iron Phosphate vs. Lead-Acid Batteries for UPS Systems

A new battery technology called Lithium Iron Phosphate has begun to find its way into UPS systems.

First a quick explanation: lithium iron phosphate (also known as LiFePO4, LiFePhos, or LFP), is a member of the lithium-ion battery family and shares many of its performance perks. What really sets LiFePO4 batteries apart from other lithium-ion battery types is its chemical stability that vastly improves battery safety.

With that in mind, let’s examine how lithium iron phosphate batteries compare to traditional lead-acid batteries. [Read more…]

5 Factors that will Shorten the Life of Your UPS Battery

Recently, a customer emailed me asking for the life expectancy of UPS Replacement Batteries. While the generally accepted range is 3 to 5 years, this answer is a ball park estimate because battery life depends on a number of factors. Let’s briefly go over the main ones: [Read more…]

Have You Checked the Battery Inside Your UPS System Lately?

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Did you know the battery in your UPS System only lasts three to five years? If you’ve owned a UPS system for a few years or more, the time for a battery replacement may be near.

How do you know if you need to replace your UPS battery? You should consult your original owner’s manual for troubleshooting steps to verify that an expired battery is the likely problem. Verification usually involves interpreting front panel LEDs (if present) and initiating system self-tests (if available). It may be helpful to recharge your UPS overnight with no equipment connected. Once charged, retest the UPS for battery power operation. If no battery support is observed, a battery replacement should solve the problem.

Replacing the battery in your UPS System will:

  • Extend the operating life of your UPS System
  • Deliver up to 30% longer runtime than basic replacement batteries
  • Save you money by replacing the battery, not the entire UPS System

Use our UPS Replacement Battery Selector to find your UPS battery quickly and easily, including models for other brands!