Batteries have a specific “Design Life” which is determined by the quality of the construction.
For UPS and Telecoms systems the vast majority of batteries used are either General Purpose 3 – 5 year design life or higher specification 10 year design life monoblocs.
The General purpose batteries are normally smaller batteries (7 to 65Ah) used in low power UPS for AC systems.
10 year design life batteries are fairly standard for DC telecommunication systems (iSDX, Realitis, Hi-Com etc.) and Large UPS systems.
However, the Design Life of a battery can be dramatically effected by its operating environment; the average ambient temperature being a major factor in the battery life actually achieved.
An annual battery test by experienced battery engineers is recommended.
These annual tests are not expensive and can avoid failure of the battery backup occurring unexpectedly during mains power failure which, by Murphy’s Law, so often occurs at a most inconvenient time.
I have almost 25 years’ experience of supplying engineers for testing and installing batteries used in both telecommunication Switches and UPS of all sizes.
Below is a list of the most well-known customers and sites for whom we have provided services but there are many hundreds more I do not have the time or space to list.
I am very proud that during that time dealing with batteries varying from individual blocs to many tonnes in weight and with voltages from 6 volts to 800 volts DC our engineers have never had a reportable accident that I can recall. This has been achieved by meticulous attention to our operational procedures and Risk Assessments. Add to that our very sensible pricing policy and we should be given full consideration to provide you with these critical services.
Government: MOD sites, including MOD HQ Whitehall. Multiple RAF and USAF sites including RAF Strike Command and various Nuclear Bunkers.
Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace.
Police Forces across the UK including the PSNI.
Many Hospitals and Council Offices.
Retailers including Harrods, M&S, Sainsbury’s etc.
Power Stations both Nuclear and Fossil fuel
Hundreds of small businesses.
If for whatever reason you change your mind and would like to return your order after delivery, we’re happy to refund or exchange your purchase as long as it’s unopened and in its original packaging. Manufaturers of Batteries and UPS systems will charge a re-stocking fee which we have no option but to pass on to our customer. This may be between 10 and 15% of the item price. The returns option is available for 21 days after delivery. Please read our full returns and refunds policy.