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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…

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…

UPS maintenance from QPS 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…

A series of of connected UPS batteries. An Overview of UPS Battery Types

Batteries: The Heart of Your UPS System If you think of your UPS as the “nervous system” of your back-up power management set-up, the batteries…

powerware-9170-refurbished-module Refurbished Battery Modules: Pairing Safety with Savings

Modular UPS systems are designed to be flexible, and are often more user-friendly when it comes to replacing UPS batteries. Rather than a cabinet full…

field service reporting Understanding Field Service Reports Part 1: UPS Batteries

We are all familiar with going to the doctor to get a check up on our health.  At the end of our visit, we typically…

Battery testing and inspection DC Power Plant Maintenance: Keeping Businesses Running

In our last article, we discussed DC power plants , what they are, and how they are often used. Just like any back-up power system,…

Lithium Ion Batteries Getting to Know Your UPS Batteries III: Lithium Ion Batteries

The third battery on our “get to know you” list is the Lithium Ion battery (LIB). Lithium Ion batteries have seen significant growth and adoption…

Wet cell UPS batteries Getting to Know Your UPS Batteries II- Wet Cell Batteries

The second battery on our “get to know you” list is the Wet Cell, or Flooded Cell battery. UPS Systems are used in a variety…

Hidden costs of service The Hidden Costs of Your Service Provider

You are feeling good about your negotiations with your new service provider. The discussions about your equipment have been excellent, and your rep really seems…

lighting inverters, myers illuminator Seven Important Components: Lighting Inverters Dissected

As a follow up to our Lighting inverter series, this article will focus on the components of a lighting inverter and how they may differ…

Lighting inverters safety, exit sign Emergency Lighting Inverters: Life Safety

UL924 Emergency Lighting Central Inverter/ UPS Systems are different than other mission critical power systems in that their application is designed for life safety in…

Emergency Lighting Inverters Emergency Lighting Inverters: The Basics

In the critical power equipment industry we get a lot of questions regarding emergency lighting. This article is the first in a three part series…

What Happens When Your UPS System Fails What Happens When Your UPS System Fails

Prevention is key to keeping a catastrophic event from occurring in your equipment. Not only can failure cause your equipment to disrupt your workflow, and can cost your…

Discontinued flywheel UPS system What To Do When Your UPS System Is Discontinued

From time to time, we’ll have a client with a UPS unit that has been discontinued or is no longer supported by the manufacturer. Even…

Battery neglect can cause premature battery failure and load loss 8 Things Clients Ask About UPS Batteries

A UPS system can protect from several power anomalies, ranging from a complete power outage to minor transients that could damage your critical equipment. (See…

Battery neglect can cause premature battery failure and load loss Protecting the Most Vulnerable Part of Your UPS: The UPS Battery

The battery is the heart of any UPS system. Unfortunately, it’s also the most vulnerable component. That’s why it’s crucial to ensure that along with…