UPS Systems

Smell UPS Batteries–Rotten Eggs?

  UPS Batteries smell of rotten eggs- explained:- Smell of rotten eggs When old UPS batteries begin to fail , they can leak and give off a rotten egg smell. The gas emitting from a failing battery is colourless, poisonous if inhaled and flammable. The...

UPS FANS – WHY?

UPS FANS are important to the operational status of your Power Continuity UPS UPS Fans will require replacement at least every 5 years dependant on the working environment of the UPS. This is down to age & wear and tear. What to look for with...

UPS Overheating

  UPS overheating – Why? And How to stop it. Causes of UPS overheating explained: Environment Has the Air Conditioning in the UPS environment failed? More commonly is the A/C still working although not operating efficiently causing the ambient temperature to rise? This will quickly cause the...

UPS Overheating – Common Causes

UPS overheating happens frequently. Power Continuity explain the most common causes. 1. Air Conditioning  Air Conditioning in the UPS environment has stopped working. This will quickly cause the UPS to overheat, go into bypass then stop. 2. Air Conditioning is working but inefficiently Air Conditioning is working...

UPS battery failure – Why?

UPS Battery failure is common and happens. Power Continuity explains how this can be avoided, with careful planned maintenance and by following these simple steps. 1. Operational Temperature The optimum battery performance is achieved if the battery operational ambient temperature is constantly between 19ºC and...

UPS Failure – Common Causes

UPS failure most common causes are: Power Outage lasted LONGER than the battery autonomy of the UPS, hence the UPS died as it had run out of battery stored power The UPS has never been serviced or only randomly serviced. NO maintenance contract in place...

IGBT Explained

IGBT's (insulated-gate bipolar transistors) are used in modern Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) combining high efficiency with fast switching whilst keeping the frequency output without narrow tolerances. Stable seamless electrical power supply. IGBT provide extremely low voltage distortion and improves the power efficiency especially when supporting...

Peak Lopping Explained

Peak load lopping also known as ‘peak load shaving’ & ‘load sharing’, is the used when the GRID supply can’t be increased due to cost or location and you need more power than is available. When the more power is required and the GRID can’t...

Data Centre Power Continuity

Data Centre Power Continuity will eliminate power dips, spikes, brownouts that would otherwise pose a serious risk to data centre IT equipment and servers. Additionally, multiple issues can be experienced when data centre power has blips, including loss of data, reduced production and time wasted...

Phase Shift – What Is It?

Phase shift happens what there is more than one power feed coming into a building. Each transformer supply needs to have the same phase rotation and the identical phase location. (zero) If there is only one supply, then there is no issue. On the other...

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 Overheating – Why?

UPS batteries can overheat… Really? The short answer is YES they do, and dangerously! UPS VRLA batteries are designed to operate at temperatures ambient 20 degrees celsius, plus or minus a few degrees either way. High battery temperatures will significantly reduce the battery life and...

UPS Fire Risk

UPS Fire Risk - Keep Dust Free UPS Fire Risk, Keep Dust Free at all times. UPS do not mix well with water or dust. It can cause local damage to individual boards or potentially the catastrophic failure of the whole unit. The most dangerous...

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