Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) System Maintenance in Summer
The temperature has a major impact on the performance of uninterrupted power supply (UPS) systems. As temperatures continue to rise into the height of summer, it is imperative to pay close attention to UPS batteries. Adept Power Solutions provides a comprehensive range of UPS maintenance cover and services to ensure your business continues running, no matter the weather.
Why UPS Maintenance Cover is essential in Summer
Adept Power Solutions offers a wide range of UPS system maintenance cover to help safeguard your equipment. The proper maintenance is imperative to ensure the optimal efficiency and operating ability of your UPS system.
The summer months can pose additional pressures on the systems, whilst their purpose it is to remain steadfast and protect against risks and power fluctuations.
The Met Office has forecast predictions that August weather in the UK is expected to be hotter than usual, with increased chances of heatwaves. This means IT equipment runs a greater risk of overheating, resulting in surges, sags or even power outages, putting UPS systems heavily in the limelight. UPS maintenance and battery testing can help diminish the risk of damage and therefore, costly repercussions.
Best Practices for UPS Batteries
The optimum operating temperature of UPS batteries sits between 20 - 25oC. Even raising the temperatures just 10oC above this recommendation can halve a battery’s service life which, in a non-airconditioned room, is entirely plausible with temperatures potentially hitting 40 - 50oC.
It’s not always feasible to have the luxury of a sophisticated air conditioning system, but it is important to ensure the rooms are kept cool, even if that means relying on good housekeeping to ensure the continuity of your backup power supply. Below are some key tips to keep your UPS running in the summer months:
- Keep your UPS out of direct sunlight.
- Ensure your UPS is stored in a well-ventilated room.
- Keep your UPS free of any dust and moisture.
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Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information on uninterrupted power supply (UPS) Maintenance cover and UPS Battery Solutions. If you’re concerned about your equipment, get in touch and our friendly team will be happy to help.