UPS BATTERY REPLACEMENT
IS IT TIME TO REPLACE THE BATTERIES IN THE UPS?
Typical UPS battery life is 3 to 5 years. This is dependent on a number of factors, 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
LEARN HOW TO TEST AND REPLACE YOUR UPS BATTERIES
Battery health is critical to UPS function.
These videos outline when batteries should be replaced, and how to replace the batteries in the Minuteman Enspire, Entrust, and PRO-LCD Series UPS, rackmount PRO-RT, EnterprisePlus, and Endeavor Series UPSs. Where to buy replacement UPS batteries is also covered.
Battery Replacement Part 1: Enspire, Entrust, & PRO-LCD
Battery Replacement Part 2: Rackmount UPSs
NEW BATTERIES VS. NEW UNIT
Minuteman battery backup system hardware is designed to function properly well beyond the life of the factory installed batteries. This makes battery replacement a cheaper and environmentally friendly option in most cases.
For smaller units, however, the cost of batteries often approaches the price of a replacement unit. Here are some factors to consider when deciding whether to replace the batteries, or replace the whole unit.
|Batteries Only||Complete Unit|
|Total Cost||Varies by model. Compare:
Replacement battery price under “Online Ordering” above vs.
New unit price from your distributor or reseller
|Hardware Age||Designed to outlive batteries;
Unless faults have occurred, likely no problems
|All-new hardware, guaranteed trouble-free operation|
|Warranty||1-year battery +
any remaining hardware warranty
|Full 3-years hardware
w/ 3-yr non-prorated battery
(2-year Enspire/Entrust LCD/Entrepid)
|Environmental Impact||Conserves resources by replacing only worn-out pieces||Generates additional waste from full unit|
PURCHASE A NEW MINUTEMAN BATTERY BACKUP UNIT
If unit replacement is the best option for you, visit our products page to see which UPS is the best replacement for your current unit.
Legacy Product Cross Reference
The table below provides a cross reference for many popular Minuteman product lines which are no longer in production:
|Legacy Product||Current Product|
|MN Series||Enspire Series 350-900VA|
|Entrust LCD UPS Series|
|PRO-RT 1000VA-1500VA Series|
|Enterprise Series||EnterprisePlus LCD Line-Interactive Series|
|Endeavor 5-10kVA Series|
|XRT Series||Endeavor LCD On-Line UPS Series|
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