Battery industry worldwide, for applications in communications and energy is still largely dominated by lead-acid technology. This technology, while being thoroughly consolidated, has seen significant advances that have helped to meet the growing storage requirements of electric power regarding reliability, duration, maintenance and cost.
Typically, stationary batteries have a lifespan of between three and five years, based this calculation on several factors including the number of loading/unloading cycles and environmental factors.
ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT AUTONOMY:
- Security and Alarm Systems
- Industrial Control and Automation Systems
- Train embedded Systems
- Remote telemetry Systems
- Power for auxiliary equipment in: Motorhomes, Caravans, Boats, Camping, etc.
- Gas, smoke and fumes detectors
UNINTERRUPTED SYSTEMS IN GENERAL:
- UPS – Uninterruptible Power Supplies
- Public Telecommunications Central Exchange
- Private PABX
- Network data transmission – Telephone networks, Cable TV networks, Internet and Intranet
- Data Centers
- Call Centers
- Central Power in large buildings – Hospitals, Hotels, places of public assistance, etc.
- Tolls and Automatic Barriers for vehicles control
Some advices to maximize batteries lifetime:
Make sure to keep the batteries in a cool, dry and well ventilated location. Ideally, the temperature of the site should not exceed 24 degrees Celsius. For good ventilation, there must be a space between batteries to ensure adequate air circulation.
Do not store batteries for long periods of time. New batteries can be stored for 6 to 12 months. After this period, the battery should be used or a large percentage of their carrying capacity will be lost. It is not recommended to storage batteries that have already been used.
When using batteries in a UPS, does not exceed 80% of its rated capacity due to decreased autonomy – when the load increases, the autonomy decreases. In case of power failure, a UPS with a load equivalent to full capacity consumes and discharges the batteries quickly, reducing its lifespan.