When Was the Last Time You Changed Your Batteries?

As we all know, batteries need to be changed every so often, especially when they are responsible for operating important equipment. I mean, imagine the frustration when your TV remote batteries fail!


In all seriousness, 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. You don’t want to be caught unprepared.


Most manufacturers recommend that UPS batteries be changed every 3 years. In some conditions, you may even need to change them more often to be sure your loads are protected when that dreaded lightning hits.



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 change 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!


You’ve done the important step of protecting your business by installing the UPS system, don’t skimp on the easy step of maintaining the batteries. If it has been 3 years or more since you last changed your batteries, you should test them and see if it is time for replacements.