Battery

Generator battery failure – Why?

Generator Battery failure does happen. No Battery = No Start !! Power Continuity explains how this can be avoided, with careful planned Generator maintenance and by following these simple steps. 1/ Operational Temperature The optimum battery performance is achieved if the battery operational ambient temperature...

Batteries Overheating – Generators?

Generator batteries can overheat… Really? The short answer is YES they can. Generator VRLA batteries are designed to operate at higher temperatures than standard batteries. That is because they are close to a generator and are therefore designed to operate between 20-40C. Should the operating...

Can Low Temperature affect batteries?

Low temperatures will affect batteries. Consistently low temperatures will shorten the life of a battery quite dramatically. As we have discussed in other FAQs the ambient temperature has a significant impact on the longevity and performance of VRLA batteries. Batteries operate best in an ambient...

UPS Batteries Swell – Why?

UPS batteries swell for a number of reasons. Sealed lead acid batteries (VRLA) typically used in UPS can swell as they are manufactured in such a way to allow absorption of gasses released during the chemical process inside the battery.In other words, the gases caused...

Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS)

A battery energy storage system is a system that stores energy via the use of a battery technology for it to be used at a later time. There are a large range of battery technologies that form the generic term Battery Energy Storage System. This...

Battery Life Cycle Expectations?

UPS Battery Life cycle expectations can vary dramatically, especially when used in a UPS System. The battery manufacturer will always state the expected life of a battery block on the proviso that it has a pure DC float voltage applied to it and that the...

Batteries – Maintenance and Testing – What to Check

Maintenance Any and all maintenance should be undertaken by a trained engineer. 1. Always keep battery top and terminals clean. 2. Coat terminals and connections sparingly with petroleum jelly or similar. 3. Keep terminals tight, but NEVER over tighten. 4. Check regularly that electrolyte is...

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