Unfortunately, no UPS battery will last forever. They all have an optimum number of charge-discharge cycles, and a design life based on optimum site conditions which are rarely met in real-life. So in fact while most batteries may have a predicted lifespan of 5 or 10 years, it’s actually best practice to replace them in year 3 or 4 (for 5-year versions) or 7 or 8 (in 10-year models).
It’s crucial to review battery performance at regular intervals. Frequently testing your UPS batteries will help maximise their lifespan, identify any cells that might require replacement, and reduce your risk of unexpected failure.
Riello UPS’s on-site battery testing examines the performance and suitability of your UPS battery set.
Our inspection assesses:
- Individual battery cell condition
- Total battery capacity
- Remaining operational life
Inspections are meticulous and can include impedance and load bank testing. UPS battery testing is offered as a one-off service or as part of our ongoing battery maintenance plans (contact us for more details).
Where possible, UPS battery replacement should be planned in advance at the appropriate point in their design life. This approach is far more cost-effective than having to replace an entire string unexpectedly which risks the possibility of damaging failure.
Riello UPS partners with all major battery manufacturers and can source virtually any replacement cells. Batteries can be replaced on-site and your system brought back online in an efficient and pain-free manner.
Removal & Disposal of UPS Batteries
Riello UPS is registered with the Environment Agency under the Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989. So you can be assured that when we remove, transport, and dispose of your old or waste batteries, it will be done in a safe and fully-compliant way in line with the processes outlined in our Environmental Management System (EMS).