Servicing your UPS system is very important and not to be overlooked. In this article, we’re going to highlight why servicing is so important, how it can benefit your business, including tips on how to and how often you should service yours. Here’s what you need to know…
A UPS (or Uninterruptible Power Source) is an electrical system that is used to serve as a back-up power supply in the event of a power outage / the main power source in your establishment fails.
Generally speaking, a UPS is designed to provide 5 to 10-minutes of power so that you can safely power down your devices to avoid data loss / corruption – and/or have enough time to power up your backup generator.
Regularly servicing and maintaining your UPS system is an essentiality. This is due to the fact that each of the critical components within the UPS have a certain lifespan and if one falls into disrepair, the whole system will begin to fail as a result.
Through regular inspection and servicing, you can ensure that every single component is in tip-top condition and is functioning as intended. It’s also a great way to prolong battery life and effectively keep your battery and component replacement costs down.
First of all, it’s important to realise that not all UPS maintenance issues will be because of your batteries, however, almost all UPS issues will invariably impact them. Here are some signs that your UPS may need servicing:
These are just a handful of the tell-tale signs to look out for. In essence, look for any unusual behaviour. Unless your UPS is operating as intended, it’s definitely worth having a certified professional come out for a full inspection.
The primary types of UPS servicing and maintenance fall in to two categories:
There are a number of benefits that come from regular UPS servicing, such as:
As a rule of thumb you should service your UPS system at least once a year – however, semi-annually is highly recommended.
Technically yes; if you are a certified electrician and follow a thorough and comprehensive UPS servicing and maintenance guide. However, it is strongly recommended that you hire the professionals to regularly service your UPS system for you.
Certainly, there are a few smaller tasks that you can carry out yourself, such as cleaning the air filters and fans once a month, however, for anything more demanding, you’re better off with a licenced professional.
The UPS servicing cost can vary significantly depending on a variety of factors:
As such, it is very difficult to offer an accurate estimation. However, if you want more information on our installation & maintenance services, simply follow the link and then contact us for a quotation.
The duration of your UPS servicing depends on the overall size of your system.
UPS servicing can generally be carried out, outside of your business operation hours to eliminate disruption.