UPS Battery Maintenance & Replacement

The UPS battery is ultimately at the heart of the UPS in terms of reliability. Understanding causes of UPS battery degradation, ways to prevent degradation and UPS battery maintenance options are fundamental to ensure maximum system availability and to keeping your data center and business up and running continually.

With factory-trained technicians, Emergency Power Industries provides battery replacement and maintenance services for all major manufacturer batteries, regardless of whether we installed the system or not.

Sample of the Manufacturer Batteries we stock:

  • APC
  • C&D Technologies
  • China Storage
  • DEKA
  • Eaton
  • EnerSys
  • Fiamm
  • GNB
  • MGE
  • Mitsubishi
  • Toshiba
  • Yuasa

Battery Removal & Recycling

Proper removal and disposal of batteries from service is important for personal and environmental safety.

EPI provides all of the rigging equipment, and spill containment materials necessary for handling of heavier VRLA and flooded batteries, Once removed from service, the batteries are carefully prepped for shipment.

  • Batteries are placed on approved pallets.
  • Cardboard to protect the battery terminals to minimize the potential for electrical discharge (up to 50,000 amps possible).
  • Pallets are "shrink-wrapped" and banded accordingly.

EPI arranges for disposal of batteries at EPA approved smelter facilities, where in turn they are recycled for their reusable materials:

  • Lead: used for cell plate material and battery posts.
  • Plastic: used to make the jars.

Special consideration is taken with NiCad batteries in particular due to the content of Cadmium, and in some instances, Mercury. These batteries are handled and disposed in accordance with very strict guidelines.