Can I mix old and new batteries in a smart UPS?

Can I mix old and new batteries in a smart UPS?

No, you should not mix old and new battery cartridges within the same Smart-UPS system. As VRLA (Valve Regulated Lead Acid) batteries age, their capacity is reduced. Your Smart-UPS batteries are connected in parallel and all batteries are charged at the same rate.

How often should UPS batteries be replaced?

every 5 yr.
UPS battery parts and labor coverage: To prevent UPS failure, batteries should be replaced at least every 5 yr. Batteries that are discharged frequently or used in a warm environment should be replaced more often.

What happens when you mix new and old batteries?

A fresh battery has a low resistance, but this increases as it wears out. Joule’s law dictates that thermal energy gain accompanies loss of electrical energy. Thus, mixing old and new batteries forces an excessive amount of energy through an abnormally high resistance.

Why is APC backup battery beeping?

The Back-UPS product has entered a low battery condition – This alarm indicates that the UPS has reached a Low Battery condition and will soon shutdown. The UPS can only operate on battery for a limited amount of time.

Are APC batteries hot swappable?

Resolution: Since our introduction of user replaceable batteries in 1995, all Smart-UPS products have featured hot swap battery modules. This means you can safely remove and replace your battery module without affecting your load.

Can you use 2 different brands of batteries?

Q: Can you mix different brands of batteries? A: As chemistries and voltage vary across both battery types and brands, we recommend that you do not mix batteries. Mixing of cells can result in battery leakage and sub-optimal device performance.

What happens if I use alkaline batteries instead of lithium?

Lithium batteries, as opposed to alkaline, are capable of giving off a strong energy surge after a long period of low discharge. This makes them ideal for fire alarms. Alkaline batteries provide good, long-term power, but they lose strength over time.