Riello UPS Battery Replacement

We guarantee to beat any Riello UPS battery quote for replacement Riello UPS batteries on any Riello UPS System.

Riello UPS Battery Replacement

The batteries are critical to the integrity of your UPS system. Most modern UPS systems will perform and monitor short battery tests on a regular basis, however it is also essential to maintain these systems to ensure they will operate correctly when needed.

UPS Power Services can supply, install, maintain or replace a wide variety of batteries, the most common being sealed lead acid (VRLA) with a 5 or 10 year design life.

Unfortunately, no UPS battery will last forever. They all have an optimum number of charge-discharge cycles, and a design life based on optimum site conditions which are rarely met in real-life. So in fact while most batteries may have a predicted lifespan of 5 or 10 years, it’s actually best practice to replace them in year 3 or 4 (for 5-year versions) or 7 or 8 (in 10-year models).

It’s crucial to review battery performance at regular intervals. Frequently testing your UPS batteries will help maximise their lifespan, identify any cells that might require replacement, and reduce your risk of unexpected failure.

Preventative Battery Maintenance

Where possible, UPS battery replacement should be planned in advance at the appropriate point in their design life. This approach is far more cost-effective than having to replace an entire string unexpectedly which risks the possibility of damaging failure.

UPS Power Service partners with all major battery manufacturers and can source virtually any replacement cells. Batteries can be replaced on-site and your system brought back online in an efficient and pain-free manner.

Approved Yuasa UPS Battery Partner

UPS Power Services are an approved Yuasa Battery Partner. This means we have direct access to extensive Yuasa battery stock located in the UK, full technical support from our trained UPS specialists and are supported by Yuasa battery application engineers.

UPS Power Services and Yuasa battery engineers are equipped for onsite specification, sizing, technical quotations, full electrical installation and after sales support and testing.

Yuasa batteries set the industry benchmark for UPS batteries in the UK and globally for over 30 years. The reason is simple – premium quality, unmatched reliability, long life and advanced engineering with years of application expertise.

    UPS Battery Installation

    Our battery installation and UPS battery replacement team may perform the following tasks:

    Site survey to fully understand the task and site access

    • Produce a risk assessment and method statement (RAMS)
    • Co-ordinate and arrange delivery, positioning and installation of new batteries together with battery racks/cabinets
    • Connect all batteries to UPS and create a complete system
    • Installation of battery monitoring system (as specified)
    • If we are providing a UPS battery replacement service, we may be able to isolate and change one parallel battery string at a time so that the integrity of the overall system is not compromised during the replacement process
    • Pack and remove old batteries from site for recycling and correct disposal. Providing a hazardous waste disposal certificate
    • If required, perform a system load bank test, discharging the batteries whilst monitoring battery performance

    Removal & Disposal of Batteries

    UPS Power Services is registered with the Environment Agency under the Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989. So you can be assured that when we remove, transport, and dispose of your old or waste batteries, it will be done in a safe and fully-compliant way in line with the processes outlined in our Environmental Management System (EMS).

    Do You Need Help?

    Please get In touch to discuss anything UPS or battery related. Our Battery Experts can help guide you through any battery replacement, design or installation query you my have. We have battery stock available for urgent deliveries and engineers on standby at short notice for battery installations and replacements. Please call us on 0800 112 3654

     

    F.A.Q.

    Its common knowledge that the battery system is the weakest link in a UPS and that battery failure is the leading cause of load loss and associated downtime.

    Understanding how to correctly store, install, check and maintain a UPS battery system will help prevent ultimate failure and also extend the service life of your current installation.

    Lets take a look at some frequently asked questions when it comes to UPS battery replacement and UPS battery maintenance.

    Can you change batteries on any UPS system?
    Yes is the short answer, depending on the size and type of UPS would determine how complex the replacement would be, but the principles are all the same. Our skilled battery engineers have worked on many systems over the years.
    Do you only supply Yuasa batteries?

    No, Yuasa is our prefered supplier. The level of quality from Yuasa and the warranty is exeptional in our experiance, they can supply almost any block in the UK within a day. We are a Yuasa main dealer, so can supply what we feel are the best batteries at the very best price. However if it is a specific battery you require we do have accounts with all the leading battery manufacturers.

    What does VRLA stand for?
    Valve Regulated Lead Acid.
    VRLA batteries work on the oxygen recombination principle. However, the recombination process is not 100% efficient. So over time, the internal pressure increases, and a certain amount of gases have to be released to maintain the ideal pressure. This is achieved with the help of one-way, pressure-sensitive valves which open when the internal pressure increases above a certain threshold and allow the excess gases to be vented. That is why these batteries are called VRLA or valve regulated lead acid batteries. Excess gases are also produced if these batteries are overcharged or discharged at rates higher than the recommended rate.
    What is sulfation and grid corrosion?
    Sulfation and grid corrosion are the main killers of lead acid batteries. Sulfation is a thin layer that forms on the negative cell plate if the battery is allowed to dwell in a low state-of-charge. During use, small sulfate crystals form, but these are normal and are not harmful. During prolonged charge deprivation, however, the amorphous lead sulfate converts to a stable crystalline and deposits on the negative plates. This leads to the development of large crystals that reduce the battery’s active material, which is responsible for the performance. If caught in time, an equalising charge can reverse the condition. Grid corrosion can be reduced with careful charging and optimisation of the float charge.
    Why do batteries need to be cooled?
    Heat is a killer of all batteries, but high temperatures cannot always be avoided. As a guideline, each 5°C rise in temperature cuts the life of a sealed lead acid battery in half. This means that a VRLA battery for stationary applications specified to last for 10 years at 25°C would only live 5 years if continuously exposed to 30°C and 30 months if kept at a constant temperature of 35°C. Once the battery is damaged by heat, the capacity cannot be restored.
    What is the "end of useful life" for a UPS battery?
    The IEEE defines “end of useful life” for a UPS battery as being the point when it can no longer supply 80% of its rated capacity in ampere-hours. When your battery reaches 80% of its rated capacity, the aging process accelerates, and you should replace it.
    How long can I store my batteries?
    When batteries are stored disconnected from a charger, their life will decrease. Due to the self-discharge characteristics of lead-acid batteries, it is recommended you charge them every three to four months of storage. After 12 months, permanent loss of capacity will start to occur. To prolong shelf life without charging, store batteries in a cooler environment.

    Why are UPS Batteries so Important?

    It is the battery that provides the UPS with power to continue running in the event of a mains failure.

    An old or badly maintained battery set could affect the autonomy time of your uninterruptible power supply and result costly downtime should you get a mains failure.

    All lead acid batteries, wet or gel, are prone to natural decay and have a design life of five, ten or twelve years. This is caused by metals and acid sharing the same plastic container.

    How Does Age Affect Battery Life?

    Natural degrading is typically about 5% per annum, depending on the type and brand of battery. It is because of this degradation that you need to check the batteries to be sure that you will get your required and expected runtime during a mains failure. If the batteries aren’t in great condition then the autonomy time will be dramatically reduced and a planned, safe shutdown will not be achieved. Although regular maintenance and ideal environmental conditions can extend the working life of UPS batteries, they will eventually need replacing.

    Do You Have Doubts About Your UPS Battery Health?

    If you have any doubts about the condition of your uninterruptible power supply or stand-by emergency lighting system, we can offer a comprehensive check-up, service and UPS battery replacement service for all leading UPS brands, including AEC, Riello, MGE, APC, Eaton, Powerware, Chloride, Gamatronic, Borri, Huawei, New Wave, and any other make or model.

    Our nationwide service is available 24/7 and includes safe licensed disposal of all waste.

    Bulk UPS Battery Replacements

    Please get In touch to discuss anything UPS or battery related. Our Battery Experts can help guide you through any battery replacement, design or installation query you my have. Please call us on 0800 112 3654.

    TESTIMONIALS

    WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

    {UPS Power Services have extended the life of our UPS by providing maintenance when APC would not. Bought new batteries from them at a reasonable price which they installed and took away the old ones. Have also had our first annual service check which gave a detailed report on the UPS. Both employees who have been to our offices have been polite and carried out the work cleanly leaving everything as it should be. Only in our first year with them but from our current dealings seem an honest company wishing to give good service with satisfied customers.
    5
    IT Manager
    NetSol
    {With UPS Power Services, we've recently just completed a project to install a UPS solution that covers our entire IT infrastructure. The team have been fantastic from the initial scoping/quotation phase, through to installation and then with any after sales support. I honestly couldn't ask for better service, and I would highly recommend them!
    5
    Jon-Paul
    AL UK
    {Excellent service, staff very helpful, prices are good and delivery is normally very prompt. On the one occasion we did have a delivery problem they sorted it out by dropping another unit in person. Cant rate them any higher – Fully recommend.
    5
    Andrew
    Aston Berkeley
    {Very Professional and Efficient More efficient impossible, very reliable and amazing prices. We’ll definitely call them again
    5
    Carlos
    Riverside School
    {We had a very old UPS unit in our server room which urgently needed attention. Ian and the team at UPS Power Services were superb. They did everything they promised, turned up when they said they would and got our UPS back up and running within 24 hrs of the diagnosis. We will happily be using them for all our UPS requirements going forward.
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    Nexans UK
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    Peter
    Vital Europe
    {I would recommend these guys as they handled the servicing and replacement of batteries in our two units that had been neglected for years very efficiently and effectively. Will be getting them back next year for the annual servicing now we are back in shape.
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    {UPS Power Services supplied our business with a temporary UPS when our ageing old system broke down, the staff attended site to asses the type and size of UPS required with in 4 hrs of my 1st call to them. they then installed the temp system so that we was safe with our back up procedures. We was then quoted for a new system to replace our broken system. Through out the whole procedure UPS POWER SERVICES portrayed them selves in an excellent professional manner from start to finish of the project. I would definitely recommend them.
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    Marius
    Embassy of Lithuania
    {I have worked closely with Mark Trolley, now of UPS Power Services in my previous role for over two years. We worked in partnership on many critical sites located around the UK. His level of UPS product knowledge along with crucially delivering on tight client expectations was unprecedented.
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    Nick
    Medical Facilities Manager
    {Quotation and Purchase Order were processed promptly and product was despatched immediately after receipt of payment.
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    Ridgeway Components
    {Mark Trolley, managed a major upgrade to our in house datacentre at Phones 4U. This included an initial site audit, concept design options, followed by orderly shutdown, delivery and commissioning of the new system. This involved new switchgear, a standby diesel generator and a parallel UPS system all on a live datacentre site
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