Tips & techniques for UPS-Batteries

  • Luminous is entirely about adapting to aptness as well as making sure to offer benefit to consumers all over the world. The UPS is a kind of product that has been vigilantly crafted by paying attention to all the safety norms, aesthetic appeal, durability and efficiency. Below are noted down some additional components, technical specifications with calculations that are evenly necessary and play a big role in making the product one of a kind.

    Know your UPS
    A power UPS or UPS is a type of an electronic device or circuitry which changes direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC).The input voltage, output voltage and frequency and overall power handling hinge on the design of the particular device or circuitry. The UPS does not generate any power; the power is given by the DC source. A power UPS can be fully electronic or can be a mixture of mechanical effects (such as a rotary apparatus) and electronic circuitry.

    Selecting the right UPS and battery for the houses completely depends on the power needed, the VA rating that is required based on the power requirement as well as a battery that is appropriate for the UPS. Once the person knows the whole requirement, choosing the right product just becomes simple.

    Battery: The backbone of the UPS
    The battery is the main component of the UPS. It is accountable for the excellent performance as well as long life of the UPS. Thus daily maintenance as well as care of the battery is very important. Similar to the other home appliance, the UPS and its battery need regular maintenance for effectual operation as well as longer life. Even though they do not beautify the house like the steel coating double door refrigerator or the black glittery microwave, they do help in living comfortably in the hard time during power cuts.

    Some maintenance tips to ensure proper efficiency of the UPS:

    ·Battery placement: Make sure to use a properly ventilated area for UPS installation. The UPS battery gets heated up at the time of charging as well as operation. An airy place lessens the heating up of the battery. It also decreases the recurrent water topping requirement.

    ·Battery usage: After installation make use of battery on a daily basis. If the power cut does not happen, discharge the battery fully once every month and then again charge it.

    ·Water level check: See the water level of battery every 60 days. Make sure that the water level is there between the maximum and minimum water limit. Every time top up the battery with distilled water. Avoid using tap water or rainwater as it consist too much minerals and impurities that affect the life as well as performance of the battery.

    ·Cleanliness: make sure that the surface and sides of battery is clean as well as dust free. Clean the surface with a cotton cloth.

    ·Protection from rusting: Ensure that the battery terminals are corrosion free and rust free. By chance the terminals get corroded, pour hot water and baking soda solution on the corrosive part and use a toothbrush to clean it. This will remove the corrosion. When the terminals turn out to be corrosion free, put petroleum jelly or Vaseline on to the terminals, nuts and bolts to avoid corrosion in future. Rusting and corrosion is not at all good for battery performance. Rusting in terminals lessens the current flow to and from the battery. This restricted flow of current leads to slow battery charging that ultimately decreases battery life.

    ·Open vents: Make sure that the vents near to the battery are dust free and open. Blocked vents result in hydrogen gas accumulation that may lead to bursting of battery.

    ·Safe installation: on the safer side, install the UPS at those places in the home which is out of the reach of children or a less used place. But also make sure that the area is airy as well as appropriately ventilated.

    ·Battery replacement: Change the battery if it is dead or damaged. Inspection after proper intervals, will keep the person updated on the UPS and its battery conditions.