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Battery Maintenance

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Battery Maintenance

This was originally posted on APC forums on 2/27/2012


Hello!

Just got a new UPS ES 550G. Seems to work perfectly. I've noticed that there is nothing anywhere about battery maintenance. I've always thought it was a good idea for any battery to at first, charge it fully, then drain it, and repeat this at least 3 times to ensure maximum charge.

Then, periodically, (once/month or so) drain/charge it again.

Is this not a requirement for a UPS system?

Thanks! ...... Hal


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BillP
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Re: Battery Maintenance

This reply was originally posted by Jonathan on APC forums on 2/28/2012


You're welcome Hal.

See Answer In Context

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Re: Battery Maintenance

This reply was originally posted by Jonathan on APC forums on 2/27/2012


Hi Hal -

I hope the kbases below could help you out.

[Battery Damage When Battery Is Left Discharged|http://nam-en.apc.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/720/kw/battery]
[What is the expected life of my APC UPS battery?|http://nam-en.apc.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8301/kw/battery]

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Re: Battery Maintenance

This was originally posted on APC forums on 2/28/2012


Thanks to both posters for good quick answers. I could only pick one as the 'correct' answer, but both were right on. The provided link filled in the gaps. I just wish the instructions were more clear on this since I did a run-time test twice in 2 days. APC cautions against doing this more than twice/year! Hopefully, not too much damage was done. ...

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Re: Battery Maintenance

This reply was originally posted by Jonathan on APC forums on 2/28/2012


You're welcome Hal.