A UPS is an important item of equipment which ensures constant availability of power to computers. Because UPS sit quietly performing their function without attention we often find our clients tend to forget them; until something goes wrong! To avoid this please take a moment to check a few things to avoid problems occurring.
So, if your UPS is 4 or 5 years old it would be prudent to have the batteries replaced. They can be checked by an engineer (preferably from ABC) but for small UPS the cost of the visiting engineer is probably more than the cost of battery replacement. If the UPS is over 8 years old it may well be financially sensible to replace the UPS, not just the batteries. Check out the costs of both options.
A bypass switch is a useful device which is often not purchased to save initial financial outlay. However, this seems short sighted when the UPS eventually fails and no one knows how to get power back to the computers.
This may seem a strange question but it is surprising how many of our clients keep a UPS, which may have become redundant from some other use, as a spare.
This is fine – but please remember to keep the UPS powered up either permanently, or at least for a couple of days every two months to keep the batteries charged. If left uncharged for over a few months, the batteries will have to be changed before the UPS is of any use. In fact, if the UPS is switched on after a long period of non-use damage could occur within the UPS.
We hope this quick check has been reassuring but please give us a call with any query you may have: