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If your business depends on a UPS system to protect power to any critical applications, then you may want to think about remotely monitoring what can be the least reliable component of a UPS - your UPS batteries.

Around 70% of UPS power failures are due to undetected faulty batteries. Batteries are an important part of your UPS setup therefore regular testing and maintenance is essential to keep a long life cycle of your batteries.

Specialist Power offer a UPS battery monitoring service to ensure your battery system is under constant review. This acts as an early warning system to any potential battery failure to individual blocks or whole strings.

Here are some of the key features of our battery monitoring services but read on for full details on how we can help.

  • 24/7/365 battery monitoring
  • Early detection of weak batteries enabling preventative intervention
  • Avoid costly full battery replacements
  • Daily reporting on the health of your UPS batteries
  • Performance dashboard for regular data analysis
  • Monitor sudden changes in environmental conditions
  • 24/7 alerts of any potential issues via SMS or email 
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We cover more details about our battery monitoring service below. We explain the importance of regular testing and monitoring and what the implications are with battery faults.

But if you would rather speak to one of our experts, give us a call or send us an email to discuss your UPS battery monitoring requirements.

UPS Battery Monitoring Will Provide You With 24/7/365 Protection

We know how integral batteries are to any UPS system. That's why we offer around the clock 24/7 battery monitoring solutions to support your business and make sure there are no hidden problems with your battery system.

Unfortunately, batteries can fail at any time in their lifecycle and can fail quickly with little or no warning. Regular maintenance and impedance / conductance testing are important and will provide you with an extensive health check over time. This will allow you to predict when batteries will need to be replaced.

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Failures Happen Quickly and Often Undetected

However, when failures happen quickly and go undetected, this can then result in a complete battery replacement which can be costly. 

For example, an air conditioning failure in the plant room could result in a sudden increase in room temperature which could be detrimental to your UPS batteries. With 24/7 battery monitoring we will alert you to these changes and immediate action can be taken to address the issue.

Our qualified engineers can, as part of our service and maintenance packages, perform routine onsite battery inspections. However, our battery monitoring will remotely monitor all UPS batteries continuously, making sure all faults are immediately reported back to you.

How Our UPS Battery Monitoring Services Work

Our battery monitoring services will remotely perform what our engineers carry out on a site visit but 24/7 every day of the year. We will provide you with a dashboard so you can analyse the data and make educated decisions based on battery health and trends over time.

You will have remote access to your UPS systems and can track and log the voltage levels of each single battery cell, providing a good assessment of the overall health of the battery string.

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Extensive Monitoring of Your UPS Batteries

We monitor several elements of your UPS batteries including:  

  • Voltage changes over time
  • Ambient temperature
  • Float voltage
  • Large power fluctuations
  • Power anomalies
  • Internal resistance values versus Ohmic baseline values

Monitoring the above will help you better understand how they are working over-time and most importantly alert you if you have any issues.

The Importance of UPS Battery Monitoring

As we mentioned earlier, the life expectancy of UPS batteries can be affected by many things such as:

  • Room temperature
  • Charge voltage and charge current
  • Overcharging
  • Frequent discharge cycles
  • Loose connections
  • Strained battery terminals

Knowing when a single cell is affected by any of the above is critical for any backup power system.

A single bad cell can have a huge effect on an entire string of batteries, if you don't catch it early. Any failing batteries can have a significant knock on effect to the rest of the battery string. Your UPS will be compromised if your batteries aren't working properly, leaving you susceptible to mains deviations and power interruptions.

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Summarising Our UPS Battery Monitoring Services

  • 24/7/365 battery monitoring
  • Early detection of weak batteries enabling preventative intervention
  • Avoid costly full battery replacements
  • Daily reporting on the health of your UPS batteries
  • Performance dashboard for regular data analysis
  • Monitor sudden changes in environmental conditions
  • 24/7 alerts of any potential issues via SMS or email 

If you want to know more about UPS battery monitoring simply get in touch today on 01234 851155 or alternatively email us at [email protected] to discuss how we can help.

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