A new white paper from Schneider Electric, ‘Single Phase UPS Management, Maintenance and Lifecycle’, provides a comprehensive guide to prolonging the lifetime of a UPS. Author Justin Solis points out that an optimal operating environment helps prolong the lifetime of vital components. The life expectancy of Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) batteries, for example, can be shortened if kept in high-temperature environments or if they are subjected to more charge-discharge cycles than necessary.
The paper also discusses the likely risks associated with different UPS topologies including Line-Interactive and Double-Conversion online systems and recommends steps to take in each case to prolong operating life and guarantee smooth and reliable operation of systems if they are called into action.
Available for free download via www.schneider-electric.com/whitepapers, White Paper #210 ‘Single Phase UPS Management, Maintenance and Lifecycle’, can be accessed directly by clicking the link.
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