Tripp Lite SmartOnline UPS Review (SU3000RTXL2U) Discussion
Posted 28 March 2013 - 04:44 PM
Tripp Lite SmartOnline UPS Review (SU3000RTXL2U)
Posted 29 March 2013 - 06:52 AM
Posted 29 March 2013 - 07:57 AM
Posted 31 March 2013 - 04:20 AM
Posted 31 March 2013 - 01:29 PM
But what about the damage (plate etching) when they are deeply discharged? Lead acid batteries don't like to be used but I guess in data centers they rarely get run down very far. Yeah definitely cheaper to manufacture/buy
Most UPS batteries last 3-5 years of service under normal use. Mine seem to always make it to ~5 years which is a reasonable lifespan all things considered.
The batteries used in a UPS are typically of the VRLA (valve-regulated-lead-acid), glass mat variety. While not super high tech these sealed batteries prevent any chance of acid leaks while providing a good number of full discharge cycles before needing to be replaced. Most UPS battery manufacturers provide extensive discharge rate data and usable cycle info. for their batteries. It is quite common for UPS batteries to be fully discharged when the infrastructure does not have stand-by generators to cut-in when the grid goes dead.
The key component in any UPS is the switching time, then the ability to correct for power surges and brown outs - all of which can cause damage to sensitive electronics. Run time for many commerical applications with a UPS is intended just to allow for powering the equipment down or until alternate power is enabled.
Edited by Beenthere, 31 March 2013 - 01:34 PM.
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