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How Long Does a UPS Battery Last, and What Can be Done to Make it Last Longer?

In South Africa, where load shedding and unplanned outages have become part of everyday life, Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems play a vital role in ensuring continuous business operation. However, not many people know that the battery is one of the most critical components of a UPS system. Therefore, understanding the lifetime of these batteries …

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UPS Solutions and Batteries from Standby Systems

At Standby Systems, we offer a complete range of leading industry Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems with a full complement of energy-efficient UPS solutions. With our extensive and high-tech range of UPSs, Standby Systems can provide any business with a technologically advanced and cost-effective solution to address all your backup power needs in one package. …

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A Comprehensive Guide to UPS and Battery Maintenance During South Africa’s Eskom Challenge

As South Africa wrestles with the challenges from Eskom and the inconvenience of load shedding, ensuring the reliability of standby power has become an important task. In this comprehensive guide, Standby Systems introduces the crucial aspects of maintaining Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems and their batteries. By performing these regular maintenance assessments and self-checks, businesses …

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What are High-Rate UPS Batteries?

High-rate batteries are specifically designed for applications where bursts of power are needed for a short time, such as in an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system during power outages. When the mains power fails, the UPS needs to switch to its batteries instantly to prevent any interruption to the connected load. High-rate batteries can provide …

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Choosing the Right Batteries for Your UPS / Uninterruptible Power Supply System to power your Business continuity

If you own a business or service practice, an uninterruptible power supply also known as a UPS system is essential to prevent downtime and data loss, especially considering ESKOM’s unstable power grid. UPS units are available in several different technologies, the most simple and cheapest technology being an off line UPS which is designed for …

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Where is the best place to buy a UPS in Johannesburg and Southern African continent?

Standby Systems, for all your UPS after-sales queries and repairs, UPS parts, and UPS batteries in Johannesburg and Southern African continent Standby Systems is a leading provider of repairs, spare parts, and maintenance services for uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems. With its headquarters in Laserpark, Johannesburg, Gauteng, Standby Systems offers UPS sales and support centers …

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Everything you need to know about UPS batteries in South Africa

UPS batteries, or Uninterruptible Power Supply batteries, are critical components of any power backup system. They ensure that power is supplied to essential devices during power outages, which can prevent data loss and protect critical infrastructure. In South Africa, where power outages are common, UPS batteries are even more important. In this blog, we will …

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Lithium battery solutions for your AROS Riello UPS

Lithium battery solutions for your AROS Riello UPS (uninterruptible power supply) solutions are available from Standby Systems for any industry, including commercial, banking, industrial, medical, and data centre applications for emergency power backup to combat the continuous and ongoing poor power quality being experienced by the South African business sector. Although lithium batteries are currently …

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Replacing your UPS system battery?

Do you regularly look inside your UPS system, also called an uninterruptable power supply system, and check on your battery status? With the bad power supply conditions we are experiencing in South Africa, it is more important now than ever before to regularly check your UPS and monitor it for any signs of possible failure.   …

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High-rate VRLA UPS Batteries from Standby Systems

The ELITE batteries that are offered by Standby Systems are mostly VRLA (Valve Regulated Lead Acid) batteries which are suitable for use in various applications such as:  Riello AROS tower or rack mount UPS (uninterruptible power supply)  Single-phase Sentinel Dual and Sentinel tower UPS  Three-phase Riello MPS and MHE UPS  Telecoms Gel …

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Why Every Business in South Africa Needs a UPS System

One word: ESKOM. Two more words: LOAD SHEDDING. Thanks to ESKOM’s failing infrastructure, South Africans are subjected to rolling backouts, day after day, up to twelve hours a day, depending on what stage we’re on. Stage 2 used to be the norm. Now, Stages 5 and 6 are becoming an everyday thing. How can businesses …

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Standby Systems UPS Products for Commercial Uses in South Africa

Standby Systems caters to all UPS, standby, and backup solutions in the commercial environment, which is especially useful in South Africa as ESKOM subjects us to more and more load shedding and power outages due to the failing electrical infrastructure. Standby Systems also offers service and maintenance plans for AROS Riello and Pure Line products …

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What Battery is Best Suited for Standby Use?

The best battery for standby use has always been a topic for discussion. This question applies across all industries, including banking, commercial, insurance, medical, and the IT sector, where UPS systems are used. Data backup is critical to the sustainability of any business, and this includes the security of the records that need to be …

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Intelligent UPS power for Healthcare

Standby Systems can offer highly advanced UPS backup power protection technology for all applications in the health care sector The equipment used in the health care profession is highly advanced and sensitive to power quality. Whether a patient is undergoing a routine check-up or advanced medical procedure, it is essential to ensure the highest standard …

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UPS after-sales Repairs and UPS parts in Johannesburg and South Africa

Standby Systems is the number one specialist for uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system spare parts, repairs, and maintenance, based in Johannesburg with an after-sales technical footprint covering the whole of South Africa. Based with the head office in Laserpark, Standby Systems, along with its Riello product, has UPS sales and service support centres all over …

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What products does Riello UPS have to offer you through Standby Systems?

Minimize your critical infrastructure by opting for the world-renowned Riello UPS. Riello UPS, with its manufacturing facilities in Milan, Italy, is a world market leader in the manufacture of uninterruptible power supplies, which offer unequaled support and protection to all types of critical loads while ensuring unmatched energy efficiencies along with maximum flexibilities in system …

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Using the best battery preventative maintenance practices to prevent IT system and data centre downtime

Data centre or IT system downtime is a major risk to any business To limit the risk of data centre downtime, the best practice is to regularly perform preventative maintenance on both the UPS unit and its associated backup battery bank, along with rigid testing. In all the root cause analyses, your UPS system accounts …

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Preventative maintenance and servicing on all your UPS, Battery, STS and emergency backup power equipment

UPS unit, backup battery maintenance and servicing is a planned regular preventative maintenance requirement. The service is performed either on the client’s site or, in the case of hard-wired systems, in the Standby Systems Workshops. Plug-and-play systems maintenance is done to detect problems before they occur and to compensate for normal wear and tear from …

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The Various UPS Battery Backup Technologies

There are three battery design technologies generally used in UPS systems.They include: Lead-Acid, which is by far the best cost-effective solution. They are low maintenance, easily disposed of, and the most popular choice. Nickel Cadmium. Lithium Ion or LiFePHO4. All 3 of these technologies work very well and reliably with a Riello UPS unit from …

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Maintenance of UPS batteries

It is a known fact that a UPS battery will not last forever and that a battery is a medium-term consumable item that requires replacement every few years. Battery replacement is determined by its design life and the number of charge and discharge cycles that it undergoes while in use in the field. It is …

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Why Standby Systems does not sell Lithium technology batteries

Currently, emergency power backup import houses and their “experts” are springing up everywhere, importing and unscrupulously installing lithium-based battery products for UPS and PV solar applications, without any consideration for end-of-life disposal, by way of environmentally friendly 100% recycling and NOT by dumping it, poisoning our environment even further. Yes, their argument is valid. The …

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How do I make sure my UPS unit battery gives me the most extended service life?

Everyone knows that a UPS unit or emergency backup power plant plays a vital role in our modern-day high-paced lives. UPS are used in all walks of life. From shopping centres, for safety such as emergency lighting and for keeping online banking up and running all the time no matter how unreliable the power supply …

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What are the advantages of using a pure lead battery in a UPS?

Pure lead batteries have a wide range of applications for use in UPS, telecoms, energy storage and cyclic solar. Pure lead batteries contain no contaminants within the lead. They are made through a purification production process where positive and negative lead strips are stamped out of the material. Unlike traditional pasted plate technology batteries where …

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What causes a battery to fail?

It is very important to consider the right battery for any application and the way it is installed within the correct environment and operating conditions. Factors effecting the battery’s actual service life include: Incorrect application of a specific battery range.For example, using a 102AH semi-sealed automotive battery in a UPS application or a telecommunications 200 …

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Standby Systems announces the new range of thin plate pure lead TPPL lead-acid high rate UPS batteries.

The new ELITE TPPL sealed battery range has been launched in SA by Standby Systems. This float application backup battery is specifically designed for use with UPS systems. They have an unprecedented high power output performance to support any instant high-demand power requirements from 5 minutes to 60 minutes. TPPL, which stands for Thin Plate …

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Why does an ELITE high-temperature battery last so long?

The ELITE low-maintenance high-temperature battery can work in a non-air-conditioned environment with a design life expectancy of 10 years at 35 degrees Celsius ambient whilst offering good performance under these conditions. Some of the reasons why it is capable of this type of operation are: The casing consists of vertical ribs within a tapered structure …

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UNDERSTANDING THE BASIC PRINCIPLES AND COMPONENTS OF A RIELLO AROS UPS SYSTEM FOR ULTIMATE POWER BACKUP

The intention of this article is to inform you of the basic principles and building blocks of an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and what it does to offer you backup power when the mains fails. Why is UPS backup power protection, like Riello UPS from Standby Systems, so essential in South Africa? The power grid …

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UPS Batteries

Standby Systems offers a wide range of batteries from Lead acid through to Nickel Cadmium and LIFEPO4. The most commonly used battery in a UPS application is the lead acid. There are several types of lead acid batteries available: VRLA – Valve Regulated lead acid (Sometimes called sealed batteries) Design life: 3 to 5 years …

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High Rate Discharge Battery Series

Voltage: 6V & 12V Capacity: 12AH to 250AH Design floating service life: Up to 33AH :3 to 5 Years / >33AH : UPTO 10 Years a at 20oC/68Of General Features Nonspillable Sealed and Maintenance-free Operation High Quality and High Reliability Exceptional Deep Discharge Recovery Low Self-discharge Long Service Life Solid Copper Terminals Tank-formed Plates Computer-aided …

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Features of the ELITEVRLA (AGM) Battery

1.1 Nonspillable The ELITE VRLA battery uses an absorbed electrolyte system. All of the electrolyte is absorbed into the positive plates, negative plates, and the separators. Coupled with the use of special sealing epoxies, and long sealing paths for posts, ELITE VRLA batteries have exceptional leak resistance, and can be used in any position. 1.2 …

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ELITE Batteries

Trademark : ELITE Life Expectancy : 10yrs Type : Sealed lead acid batteries Standard : CE, UL, ISO9001 Issued by Dnv, Iec, IEEE, JIS, Euro, JIS, IEC, VDC, UL certified Quality : High quality VRLA battery produced with 99.99% pure lead Application : UPS and Alarm systems, Medical Equipment, Power tools, Control Equipment, Solar and …

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