Hot Temperatures Weaken Batteries

We’ve said it before but will say it again, you’ve got to stay on top of your batteries! They do not live forever!


As we near the end of June, temperatures are starting to rise. Higher temperatures take a terrible toll on your batteries. With only a small increase of 10 degrees, your battery life has been shortened by 25%. Depending on the age of your batteries, that change may have just taken their reliability away. With batteries being most vulnerable to failure, it is extremely vital that they are tested and evaluated to maintain the reliability of your UPS system.


If you have not tested your batteries recently, we recommend doing so soon. You do not want to find out that they are not up to their job when you need them most.



Most manufacturers recommend that UPS batteries be changed every 3 years.


Batteries are like apples in a barrel, a string of batteries will always take on the attributes of the worst battery. Because of this, it is important to test ALL batteries, not just those you feel may be getting bad or weak. Just like apples, one bad battery is going to spoil the whole batch – and this costs money!


Your UPS system is responsible for keeping your business operations up and running in the event of a power outage. The batteries that supply the support need to be checked, tested, and changed on a regular schedule. Don’t let the high temperatures of summer create an unnecessary headache for you and cost your company money. Check your batteries now and make any needed replacements.