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…]