Is Your UPS System Running Correctly?

A lot of companies have a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) system set up and then forget about it, expecting it to just work when the need comes. Unfortunately, like with all technology, a UPS system needs to be checked on. If you haven’t had a service visit for your UPS system, now is the time to take action. 


From batteries to fans to wires, there are a lot of parts to a UPS system that can experience issues and need maintenance to ensure they are ready to work when the time comes. 



It is important to note that just because a battery says “maintenance free” does not mean that they will operate perfectly forever. That is why it is important to have your batteries checked at a minimum of once a year. You want to ensure they are ready to provide the necessary power if the time comes. 



When a UPS system is making a noise that you’ve never heard before, specifically a chirping or mooing type sound, you may be experiencing issues with the fans. Just like in a laptop and desktop computer system the fans in a UPS have an important job to do. They keep the electronics and overall unit at a normal operating temperature. 



Like all devices with exposed wires, you have to make sure the quality of the cables stays intact. Plus, if your server room is overrun with cables and wires, you could be setting yourself up for a headache when it is time to work on the equipment. Regular checks and an organized area can help save you time, energy, and money when it comes to maintaining your device. 


So, before it is too late – give Energy Control Systems a call to schedule an on-site preventive maintenance visit. Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!