UPS Battery Installation, Replacement and Disposal

UPS Battery Main Dealer

24/7 Replacement Batteries for all Brands of UPS. Yuasa, CSB, Fiamm Main Dealer

Battery Installation

Battery Supply, Delivery and Installation. 24/7 Nationwide Battery Engineer Coverage

Battery Replacement

We Project Manage Large Data Centre & Other Battery Replacement Builds

UPS Battery Experts on Hand

Are You Struggling to Find Replacement Batteries for your UPS?

Do you Know What Batteries you Need?

Every UPS Model Covered  

We stock replacement batteries for APC UPS, Riello UPS, Eaton UPS and many other popular brands of Uninterruptible Power Supply, and we are also Yuasa Approved Distributor and offer the entire range of Yuasa Batteries. 

For larger UPS we offer an on site battery replacement service for all major UPS manufacturers, which includes removal and safe disposal of the old UPS batteries.

Yuasa produces batteries to power UPS systems ranging from desktop units to large installations. Established in Sweden in 1981, Yuasa have been distributing Industrial batteries across the UK and Europe for several decades, becoming specialists in UPS batteries.

Supporting critical infrastructure, Yuasa’s UPS batteries have provided a reliable backup power source for some of the world’s most essential equipment and technologies.

As a leading distributor of Yuasa batteries, we are able to assist you if you require any help in selecting or fitting your replacement Yuasa battery.

To speak to a member of our team about our Yuasa UPS battery replacement service, please give us a call on 0800 112 3654 or email: [email protected]

  

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UPS BATTERY CARE

Battery Testing and Health Check Services

Why Does it matter?

UPS Battery Servicing 

The batteries connected to any UPS system are crucial to its continuous operation. Battery failure puts your business’s vital power continuity in jeopardy.

Most UPS batteries have a 5 or 10-year design life, but performance starts to deteriorate from the moment dioxide paste is applied to its grids in the factory.

Each battery cell and string behaves slightly differently and has a unique deterioration rate. This is affected by several factors such as ambient temperature, the frequency and depth of discharge, and how they are stored. 

Battery Health Check

We can offer a comprehensive battery check, run test and UPS health check for all leading UPS brands, including AEC, Riello, MGE, APC, Eaton, Powerware, Chloride, Gamatronic, Borri, Certa, Huawei, Tripp Lite, New Wave and others.

Battery Testing

Using the latest technology our advanced battery testing gives a more accurate look at overall battery health. The test is non intrusive and can be completed without having to dismantle the battery string saving time & money in the long run.

Battery Replacements

Recent testing may have highlighted a rogue battery block or entire string fault. With technical matching of the battery characteristics and a careful equalisation charge, we can replace either a single block or full battery string in your current installation.

Obtain Battery Replacement Quote

UPS Battery Replacements and Maintenance

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.

 

UPS Battery Maintenance

Regular UPS battery maintenance is required to prolong the life of the batteries and to detect any weak or faulty battery blocks. We carry out the following checks:

  • Examining the batteries for any swollen, distorted or split casings
  • Measure battery cell and battery string voltages
  • Check for signs of corrosion
  • Check the tightness and security of battery terminal connections
  • Environmental checks, such as room temperature, cleanliness etc.
  • Battery discharge test (via UPS front panel or system load bank )
 

UPS Battery Rack Design

Every battery system design has to meet customer’s needs and accommodate any special requirements. Consideration is given to:

  • Battery requirements and type; such as autonomy (back-up) time and whether the batteries should be sealed lead acid (VRLA), vented lead acid, plante or nickel cadmium (NiCd)
  • Battery design life and the number of charge/discharges cycles
  • Parallel battery bank advantages
  • Room temperature conditions
  • Battery housing type; open, cladded or enclosed rack, matching UPS/battery cabinets etc
  • Room restrictions; false/raised floors (are battery rack leg extensions required?), dimensions (size) or surface load (weight)
  • Room accessibility; easy access, straight push, no steps, lift capacity, stairs and other obstacles
  • Battery monitoring system; continuously monitoring your battery health
  • Flexibility of individual battery string fusing and switchgear
  • DC cable lengths and power losses associated with long cable runs
 

UPS Battery Installation

Our battery installation and UPS battery replacement team will 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
  • Install new DC fuses and switchgear (as specified)
  • 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 and thermal imaging survey

     

     

    Need Technical Support?

    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 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.
    Our Recent Projects

    All Projects are Managed in House

    View some of our most recently completed projects and the UPS solutions delivered to some of our most prestigious clients. If you would like further details or project references, then please get in touch. Our technical team are more than happy to talk through your project requirements in detail at any time.

    Glasgow European Games

    UPS Power Services Ltd provided all UPS Power Backup across Glasgow Games Loctions

    London City Police

    City Centre Public Client Requires Major Overhaul of Back up Power Infrastructure

    Waterline Media

    UPS Power Services provides technical assistance and UPS Back Up Solution

    Fast2Host

    When Fast2Host requested a quotation for the full battery set to be replaced within 24 hours

    Co-op Distribution Centres

    Providing regular servicing and maintenance on 100+ UPS assets nationwide for the Co-op

    Durham University

    Full UPS Design , Supply and Installation with ongoing Maintenance and Servicing

    Anthony Nolan Research Centre

    Installation at the Anthony Nolan Stem Cell Research Centre of a Full UPS Solution and Maintenance

    Duchy of Cornwalls' Poundbury

    UPS& Battery Installation in an Underground Car Park, Provide Back-up Power to a Ventilation System

    York College

    Project Management of UPS Solution. Supply, Installation and Ongoing Support & Maintenance

    JET2.com

    Fully Inclusive UPS Maintenance Contract at Pilot Training Centre Leeds Bradford Airport

    Spotify London

    UPS System Maintenance and 24/7 Contract with 4 Hour Response for Spotify London Head Office

    Iggesund Paperboard Factory

    Supply, Installation and Ongoing Maintenance at National Paper Manufacturing Plant

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    WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

    {Extremely helpful, quick and efficient service was provided to our company by UPS Power Services. Can only recommend them to anyone with UPS problems. Also huge thanks to Mr. Mark Trolly, who guided us through the entire process, and provided instant help from the first moment. Thank you again!
    5
    Peter
    Vital Europe
    {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.
    5
    Derek
    ParkAcre
    {Very Professional and Efficient More efficient impossible, very reliable and amazing prices. We’ll definitely call them again
    5
    Carlos
    Riverside School
    {Best compliments to UPS Power Services for their professionalism, effectiveness, great and polite communication. Cannot recommend them enough. Thank you Mark and team!
    5
    Marius
    Embassy of Lithuania
    {Leon - Thank you for last week. It is really truly a work of art. The job hasn’t been fed up the ladder (Department/Estates) yet but I can say we are extremely grateful from the professional job received. I’ll be back in touch very soon. Wayne - Feedback sums it up nicely, like wise I’m very grateful for the work that you put into this project, especially the meticulous planning with other contractors to ensure it all went smoothly.
    5
    Leon / Wayne
    Durham University
    {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
    {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
    {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
    5
    Dave
    CO-OP
    {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.
    5
    Nick
    Medical Facilities Manager
    {I would highly recommend UPS Power Services to anyone in the market for a UPS or would like their existing system maintained. The Glasgow 2018 European Championships Project was managed perfectly and the product delivered and installed in time against a very tight deadline across multiple sites in and around Glasgow
    5
    Stuart
    Glasgow 2018 European Championships
    {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.
    5
    Alex
    Nexans UK
    {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.
    5
    Roger
    London East Business Centre
    {Quotation and Purchase Order were processed promptly and product was despatched immediately after receipt of payment.
    5
    Shelagh
    Ridgeway Components
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