Summer is here and the temperatures are soaring. It’s the time of year to enjoy a barbecue or treat yourself to an ice cream in the sun.
As much as we love to indulge in the above, the summer heat does bring with it a significant risk to UPS systems and more precisely their internal standby batteries. Batteries do not cope well in heat, and with temperatures rising over 30C its vital to keep these in optimum condition. Battery life can be severely impacted by sustained periods in heats above 20C.
The best way to ensure your system is ready for warmer days is ensuring there is a UPS maintenance solution in place. Not only does this provide you with UPS and battery care all year round, but it would highlight any concerns regarding the system or the environment it is situated in. This could include recommendations on air conditioning or ventilation, which is imperative for keeping your UPS and batteries at their ideal operating temperatures in the midst of summer.
At BCL Power we are always open to provide our help and expertise in this area, and if you have a requirement or query regarding our UPS maintenance services please contact us. In the meantime though, enjoy the sun and let the ice creams flow!