What to do with swollen batteries?

If your UPS batteries are swollen, they need replacing. You also need to check what has caused the swelling (i.e. high temperatures, terminal short or faulty battery charger) so as to avoid it happening again.

Once you have replaced your UPS batteries, you need to ensure that the old ones are suitably disposed of. If you are not using the services of a UPS company like PowerContinuity to carry out these works, you will need to contact a local waste recycling company to colllect your batteries. Depending on the quantity, they will either collect or ask that you bring the batteries to them.

When handling the old batteries, be sure to wear gloves and avoid dropping or impacting the batteries as the swelling may have already weakened the external container.

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