Performing UPS Maintenance is Necessary

Eaton 5p_tower_rackIn order to remain in peak operating performance, your Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) needs to be maintained in case of any unplanned outages. As the loss of business-critical systems can be devastating, facility managers must perform regular maintenance to avoid any possible threat from outages or voltage drop.

The UPS is the main connection between utility or generator power that’s supplying all the critical equipment (computers, data communication systems, servers) that cannot withstand an outage.  They’re like the middleman.  They are designed to provide constant power to the critical systems during momentary power outages, surges or voltage sag.  It can take up to 10 or more seconds for the standby generators to start and this is not the time to find out there is a problem with them.  So it’s a backup to the backup power supply. Performing regular maintenance (weekly, quarterly, semi-annual or annually) can extend the life of the UPS system for over 25 years.

These are the suggested maintenance tips, either by the customer or a qualified UPS or battery technician:

Weekly:

Quarterly (performed by a certified technician):

Semi-annually (performed by a certified technician):

Annually (performed by a certified technician):

Emergency (during a UPS, battery or generator failure):

 

Performing regular maintenance on the UPS and battery systems will prevent any potential issues caused by power interruption.

 

For more product information and service on UPS and battery systems, please contact National Power at 1.800.790.1672, opt. 3

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