UPS Batteries

Why use Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) Batteries?

While the first design for a Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) battery was created close to 50 years ago, its unique design and characteristics are still very beneficial in today’s data centers, and telecommunication infrastructures. There are several benefits to using Thin Plate Pure Lead batteries over other types of batteries.  First, we will discuss the design, and what makes the batteries different. Then we will discuss its benefits over flooded wet cells, and valve-regulated lead acid (VRLA) batteries.

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What is Thermal Runaway?

One of the largest hazards related to UPS systems, Emergency Lighting Inverters and DC Applications is thermal runaway. What is it, and how can you prevent the potential loss of millions?

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Security Vulnerabilities in APC Smart-UPS and SmartConnect Devices

Schneider Electric recently published a security vulnerability in several APC Smart-UPS uninterruptable power supply devices which, if compromised, may allow for potential unauthorized access and control of the device, including remote shutdown. See more detail below.

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Industrial Generac Generator

Generator Shortages Impacting your Project Schedule?

We’ve grown accustomed to longer wait times than normal these days, with shortage on many products, from toilet paper to trucks, and everything in between. Earlier, we discussed the shortage of UPS batteries and how that can impact your critical environment.

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UPS Battery Supply Chain Shortages

With Covid 19 dramatically slowing or halting many of our supply chains, have you considered how this will affect your UPS and the critical equipment that it protects?  While service is still being performed,  we have seen increased delays with one of the key consumables in your UPS—the battery.  See how we can help you plan your next battery replacement project.

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Severe weather power outage

UPS Batteries: Building Confidence into Your Utility Redundancy Plan

How to Ensure That Your Business Stays Online, Even in a Catastrophe.

Extreme cold caused a cascading number of power outages across the state of Texas, leaving millions without power.  While major power infrastructure failures are rare, this even has caused many of our clients to start asking hard questions about their own infrastructure resiliency. To help organizations think through their own critical power applications, here are a few things to help your facility prevent a disaster by ensuring that you have power resiliency with UPS Batteries.

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What a Responsible UPS Service & Maintenance Plan Looks Like

Considerations for Your UPS Service Agreement

Once you have purchased and installed a uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), the real cost of UPS ownership begins. Ongoing maintenance and service coverage, battery replacements, capacitors and fans are all items that contribute significantly to the cost of UPS ownership. Despite the cost, consistent UPS services and maintenance is a critical, necessary part of ensuring you have power when you need it.

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Managing Critical Power Supply with a Remote Team

Reliable power has been more crucial for running a business this year than ever.  As COVID-19 continues to surge, organizations have shifted the workspace out of the office and into the home or other remote locations.  With this change, a demand for quality power supply to support our remote employees has emerged. Even as we beat back the COVID pandemic, it has forever shifted how organizations look at remote work. Below are some of the questions you should ask as you plan for how to manage your critical power supply in 2021.

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What Should Be in Your UPS Preventative Maintenance Agreement?

For many companies, we get caught up in the cost of a UPS system purchase and installation. However, the real cost for most UPS systems happens after the unit is installed. We’ve covered the lifecycle of a UPS before, but it is worth repeating. The main driving factors in the cost of a UPS system include the efficiency of the unit, battery replacements and the ongoing cost of maintenance agreements.

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