Single Phase UPS Management, Maintenance, and Lifecycle

“How long will my battery last?” and “what is the best
practice for maintaining my UPS?” are very common
questions posed from UPS owners. Few realize there is
more to the UPS than just battery back-up; and that,
like all electronics it has a life expectancy. Many of the
factors that affect battery life also affect UPS electron-
ics. Some factors may be controlled by taking some
preventative measures or simply adjusting some basic
UPS settings. This whitepaper discusses the key
factors that influence both battery and UPS life; and
provides some simple recommendations and guide-
lines to help you manage your single phase UPS to
maximize the life and overall availability.