The best UPS in the world is at the mercy of the batteries that reside inside it – did you know that the average battery life span is only 3 to 5 years? Additionally, there a number of factors can affect that number, including:
– Temperature where the unit is located
– Total number of times the battery is fully discharged
– Utility power quality: poor quality leads to shorter life
– Proper Maintenance: 4 to 6 full discharges per year recommended
Luckily, there are also some easy ways to tell if the batteries in your battery backup need to be replaced, and we’ve put together a quick video to show you all the details. Make the jump to learn how to replace your UPS batteries.
The process of testing, and then if necessary, replacing the batteries in most consumer UPSs is straightforward. This video covers the testing and replacement process for our smaller units, including the EnSpire, Entrust, and PRO-LCD series.
As you can see in the video, a few screws and a few minutes are all that stand between you and another 3-5 years of trouble-free service from your UPS if the batteries have gone bad.
Minuteman offers OE-grade replacement batteries through our website, allowing you to be sure you’re getting the same quality batteries your unit originally came with. In addition, these batteries are put together in single piece modules, eliminating the worry of matching up jumper wires and fumbling with multiple batteries on larger VA-rated units.