An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) unit is a critical component of your IT, Healthcare equipment, process control equipment, infrastructure, and much more as it provides real time power conditioning to your sensitive equipment. A properly specified, installed, and maintained UPS will provide enough battery runtime (variable based on configuration) in the event of an outage, to transfer the load to generator automatically, or at sites without generator, enough time to gracefully shutdown sensitive equipment via automated shutdown process to save important data and protect shut down computers and other electronics. Unfortunately, a UPS unit is only as reliable as its weakest battery, so it’s important to regularly test your batteries and replace them before they die.
Although maintenance can extend the life of a UPS battery, no battery will last forever. It’s essential to replace your batteries when they start showing signs of weakness, as a UPS failure can cause huge financial impact to your organization, and do irreparable damage to the organization’s reputation, or potentially put life safety at risk. When it’s time to replace your UPS battery, Mission Critical Facilities International can provide a full end to end battery replacement solution.
We offer uninterruptible power supply battery replacements for a full range of brands, including Eaton, Toshiba, Mitsubishi, APC and more. As specialists in equipment sourcing, we can procure the battery brand you need at a competitive price. We can also recycle your old batteries at lead smelters according to EPA guidelines, saving you from having to ship the batteries to a recycling facility yourself.
How the Battery Recycling Process Works
As part of our UPS battery replacement service, we will ship your used batteries to licensed recycling centers. These EPA-compliant centers smelt the lead from your batteries so that it can be reused by industrial manufacturers. The plastic from the batteries is typically also preserved and used in the production of new plastic goods. By having Mission Critical Facilities International recycle your old UPS batteries, you will not only be providing the material to manufacture new products, you will also be preventing your lead-acid batteries from becoming an environmental hazard.
How to Know When to Replace Your UPS Batteries
There are a lot of factors that influence the life of a battery—including its number of discharges, ambient temperature, load sizing, operating environment, and maintenance—but in general, a UPS battery should last about 3 to 5 years based on the model. Mission Critical Facilities International can help maintain your batteries to extend their life and save you money, and we can also inform you when you need UPS battery replacement. We will test your batteries to determine their health and will provide battery replacement before any of your batteries die, ensuring that your UPS will be operational in the event of a power failure.
Avoid Costly Downtime with UPS Backup Battery Replacement from MCFI
If your business or organization uses a UPS, it’s because you know you can’t afford downtime. And if you’re relying on a UPS to protect your operations, you’re ultimately relying on its batteries. Don’t put your business at risk for data loss and irreparable damage due to a power surge. Contact Mission Critical Facilities International Facilities today by filling out our online contact form or calling us at (877) 881-2781. We’ll test and replace your UPS batteries before they stop holding a charge and take care of your UPS so that you can spend more time focusing on running your business.