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 or 10 years

Actual life typically achieved on float service 2 to 3 years and 6 to 8 years

Cells are sealed by means of a high pressure valve

There is no free running electrolyte as it uses absorbed glass matt technology (AGM)

Relatively low maintenance product, small footprint requirement and easily recycled

Typical makes available are ELITE, CSB, ENERVISION, SONNENSCHEIN. These batteries are generally high rate cells.

  • Vented technology

Design life: up to 20 years for some types

Actual life typically achieved on float service is design life

Cells are wet, vent large amounts of Hydrogen and require a special environment with regular air changes

High maintenance product, large footprint requirement and easily recycled

Typical makes available are ELITE, CSB, ENERVISION, CHLORIDE AND RAYLITE

  • MF technology

Design Life: 3 to 5 years

Actual life typically achieved on float service 3 to 5 years

Cells are wet, will vent hydrogen and are designed for automotive use

Typical makes are DELKOR and DELTEC