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VRLA Battery Maintenance, Ways To Obtain The Best Service Life.

Tuesday, 28th July 2015 Battery Advice

This paper discusses techniques that will improve the service life and reliability of VRLA batteries. There are many facets that influence this and here we look at the most important items.

By improving the service life the reliability will be enhance. In a standby emergency battery system it is more important to improve the reliability rather than the service life. There are some parameters that will marginally reduce the service life but will enhance the reliability. Some care needs to be applied to obtain the correct balance.

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Common reasons for early life failure of lead acid batteries.

Sunday, 22nd March 2015 Battery Advice

The integrity of any standby power system is reliant on the battery installed, if the battery is degraded then the system will not provide the necessary or expected back up power when required. This can be a serious issue for environments that are reliant on back up power from uninterruptible power supplies, and even critical when emergency lighting is considered. So what causes early life failure in VRLA battery systems and how can maximum service life be achieved? The following offers some of the main causes of life failure that should be understood.

Temperature is possibly the most common cause of life failure in lead acid battery systems, high ambient battery room temperature is a common issue that needs to be addressed within any battery installation environment. Most valve regulated lead acid battery manufacturers will specify a temperature range of 21 to 25 degrees celsius as necessary to achieve optimum service life. For an in depth look at how temperature affects lead acid battery life please refer to our previous blog post How Does Temperature Affect Lead Acid Batteries?.

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Five Options For Replacing Standby Power Batteries

Monday, 30th June 2014 Battery Advice

Ensuring the integrity of standby power systems, whether this is for emergency lighting, security and fire alarms, or an uninterruptible power system (UPS), is of optimum importance.

In doing so, you will protect electronic data, computer equipment and even the occupants of your business premises in the event of an unexpected power outage. This is where batteries come into the equation - powering these devices will help to maintain building services and ensure that your business is protected.

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Premium Power: Why Choose A Lead Acid Battery?

Thursday, 22nd May 2014 Battery Advice

Due to the technological advancements made over the past 150 years, the battery can be found in a multitude of different applications today.

The essential function of each of these batteries, regardless of their size, shape, and chemical components, is to create power - and this in turn makes our lives a lot easier. So, amongst all of the different types, what is it that makes the lead acid design so popular?

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A Guide to Large Rechargeable and Industrial Battery Types

Friday, 11th April 2014 Battery Advice

Batteries are an integral part of lives. Wherever you go, and whatever you're doing, there are likely to be batteries in operation within a few feet of where you’re stranding.

Of course, there are some obvious examples, such as those in mobile phones and laptops. However, there are many other batteries that operate almost undetected, and some that provide back-up power in the event of a major failure of electricity supply. There are also many battery sizes on the market that are used to power different types of equipment.

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How to Make Sure Your Battery Lasts Longer

Monday, 31st March 2014 Battery Advice

When it comes to convenience, the battery has given us so much. From the calculator to the car and the motorbike to the mobile phone, these modern inventions would be nothing without a battery to power them. Batteries are great beyond a shadow of a doubt, but they do have one inconvenient downside - they run out.

The good news is that the life of most batteries can be extended with a little care and know how. Let's take a look at how you can get more out of your motorbike, lawnmower and mobility scooter batteries and not only save yourself money but also the inconvenience of a drained battery when you least expect it.

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