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Battery storage options to consider when retrofitting an existing data center.
As a general rule, the life expectancy for an uninterruptible power supply is between 15 and 20 years. When it is time to replace your UPS, you may also want to consider upgrading other areas, such as your batteries and your battery and energy storage system – especially if you will be conducting a retrofit to accommodate the new equipment. When updating a battery storage cabinet, some thought should be given to the following:
Our dedicated and experienced team can help you determine the best solution for your situation. If you are strictly looking to replace batteries, you'll find useful information on our website, including charts containing battery run times, vendor data sheets, and safety data sheets. If you are looking for alternative UPS battery solutions to traditional lead acid batteries, we offer lithium ion, pure lead, and flywheel options and can help you determine which is best for you.
Learn more about upgrading or upsizing UPS batteries and battery cabinets when you update your UPS below.
Gaining additional runtime is the primary reason many of our customers upsize UPS batteries. Most batteries with greater runtime capacity are also physically larger and require more battery storage space. If your current battery cabinet cannot store the larger batteries you’re moving to, a new or retrofitted battery and energy storage system will be required. We can help you get the right battery storage cabinet to match your new UPS. Whether leveraging an existing battery cabinet through a retrofit, or opting for a new cabinet altogether, you’ll also need to consider connector compatibility, cable size and the possibility of re-wiring.
If you are unsure what batteries you currently have in place, we can help. On our site, we’ve provided guidelines around identifying and replacing lead acid batteries by reviewing the existing battery cabinet. Visit the link below for assistance in identifying your battery storage cabinet and battery type and to learn more about the proper disposal of spent batteries.
750 refers to East Penn Deka HR7500ET or equivalent battery
1150 refers to Enersys 12XE1150F-FR or equivalent battery
540 refers to Enersys 12HX-540, C&D UPS12-540MR or equivalent battery
400 refers to Enersys 12HX-400, C&D UPS12-400MR or equivalent battery
505 refers to Enersys 12HX-505, C&D UPS12-490MR or equivalent battery
1110 refers to Enersys 12XE1110F-FR or equivalent battery
205 refers to Enersys 12HX-205, C&D UPS12-210MR or equivalent battery
300 refers to Enersys 12HX-300, C&D UPS12-300MR or equivalent battery
330 refers to Enersys 12HX-330, C&D UPS12-350MR or equivalent battery
Note: For 1100B 10-50 kVA, use graphs in corresponding tabs for 1100A.
80 refers to Enersys NPX-80 or equivalent battery
100 refers to Enersys NPX-150 or equivalent battery
150 refers to Enersys 12HX-100, C&D UPS12-150MR or equivalent battery
100 refers to Enersys NPX-100 or equivalent battery
150 refers to Enersys 12HX-150, C&D UPS12-150MR or equivalent battery
In addition to reviewing run time graphs, you may wish to consult the vendor's data sheets below for further information regarding design parameters.
The chart below is a quick reference summary showing the different VRLA battery cabinets that can be used with various uninterruptible power supply systems, as well as the batteries each cabinet can store. Below the chart are links to the battery cabinet manuals.
Links to Battery Cabinet Manuals:
If you are unsure which battery and storage cabinet is best for your situation, please provide as much detail as possible and we will assist you in determining a suitable replacement.