UPS Battery Cabinet Upgrade: Retrofits & Replacements

Battery storage options to consider when retrofitting an existing data center.

Equipment End of Life Considerations: Update Your Battery Storage Cabinet When You Update Your UPS

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:

  • Will the retrofit project be a replacement, upgrade/expansion, or new solution?
  • What is your budget for the project? Note that in addition to capital equipment expense, maintenance costs for the life of the product should be considered. 
  • What space is available?
  • Are there existing problems you are trying to solve?  Insufficient runtimes and insufficient power are two common concerns, and increasing either will likely require more floorspace.

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.

 

Upsizing UPS Batteries: An Upgrade for Your System

Upsize VRLA batteries to gain runtime

Upsizing Batteries

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.

Battery ID & Safety

Battery Runtime Graphs

Please reference the run time vs. percent load graphs below for our UPSs to determine your upsizing options. . Once you determine the battery for your UPS, we can help identify if you will need to update the storage cabinet as well.

 

Run time vs. load 9900CX  1050 kVA

750 refers to East Penn Deka HR7500ET or equivalent battery

1150 refers to Enersys 12XE1150F-FR or equivalent battery

Run time vs. load 9900CX  1400 kVA

750 refers to East Penn Deka HR7500ET or equivalent battery

1150 refers to Enersys 12XE1150F-FR or equivalent battery

Run time vs. load 9900CX  1500 kVA

750 refers to East Penn Deka HR7500ET or equivalent battery

1150 refers to Enersys 12XE1150F-FR or equivalent battery

Run time vs. load 9900CX  1750 kVA

750 refers to East Penn Deka HR7500ET or equivalent battery

1150 refers to Enersys 12XE1150F-FR or equivalent battery

Run time vs. load 9900CX  2100 kVA

750 refers to East Penn Deka HR7500ET or equivalent battery

1150 refers to Enersys 12XE1150F-FR or equivalent battery

 

Run time vs. load 9900C  1050 kVA

540 refers to Enersys 12HX-540, C&D UPS12-540MR or equivalent battery

750 refers to East Penn Deka HR7500ET or equivalent battery

1150 refers to Enersys 12XE1150F-FR or equivalent battery

 

Run time vs. load 9900B  300 kVA

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

540 refers to Enersys 12HX-540, C&D UPS12-540MR or equivalent battery

1110 refers to Enersys 12XE1110F-FR or equivalent battery

1150 refers to Enersys 12XE1150F-FR or equivalent battery

Run time vs. load 9900B  500 kVA

400 refers to Enersys 12HX-400, C&D UPS12-400MR or equivalent battery

540 refers to Enersys 12HX-540, C&D UPS12-540MR or equivalent battery

1110 refers to Enersys 12XE1110F-FR or equivalent battery

1150 refers to Enersys 12XE1150F-FR or equivalent battery

Run time vs. load 9900B  750 kVA

505 refers to Enersys 12HX-505, C&D UPS12-490MR or equivalent battery

540 refers to Enersys 12HX-540, C&D UPS12-540MR or equivalent battery

1110 refers to Enersys 12XE1110F-FR or equivalent battery

1150 refers to Enersys 12XE1150F-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

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

540 refers to Enersys 12HX-540, C&D UPS12-540MR or equivalent battery

Run time vs load graph 9900AEGIS 100 kVA

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

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

540 refers to Enersys 12HX-540, C&D UPS12-540MR or equivalent battery

Run time vs. load 9900AEGIS 150 kVA

330 refers to Enersys 12HX-330, C&D UPS12-350MR 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

540 refers to Enersys 12HX-540, C&D UPS12-540MR or equivalent battery

 

Run time vs. load 9900 AEGIS  160 kVA

330 refers to Enersys 12HX-330, C&D UPS12-350MR 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

540 refers to Enersys 12HX-540, C&D UPS12-540MR or equivalent battery

 

Run time vs. load 9900 AEGIS  225 kVA

330 refers to Enersys 12HX-330, C&D UPS12-350MR 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

540 refers to Enersys 12HX-540, C&D UPS12-540MR or equivalent battery

1150 refers to Enersys 12XE1150F-FR or equivalent battery

 

Run time vs. load SUMMIT  500 kVA

400 refers to Enersys 12HX-400, C&D UPS12-400MR or equivalent battery

540 refers to Enersys 12HX-540, C&D UPS12-540MR or equivalent battery

1110 refers to Enersys 12XE1110F-FR or equivalent battery

1150 refers to Enersys 12XE1150F-FR or equivalent battery

Run time vs. load SUMMIT  750 kVA

505 refers to Enersys 12HX-505, C&D UPS12-490MR or equivalent battery

540 refers to Enersys 12HX-540, C&D UPS12-540MR or equivalent battery

1110 refers to Enersys 12XE1110F-FR or equivalent battery

1150 refers to Enersys 12XE1150F-FR or equivalent battery

Note:  For 1100B 10-50 kVA, use graphs in corresponding tabs for 1100A.

 Run time vs. load 1100B  80 kVA

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

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

540 refers to Enersys 12HX-540, C&D UPS12-540MR or equivalent battery

Note:  For 1100B 10-50 kVA, use graphs in corresponding tabs for 1100A.

Run time vs. load 1100B  70 kVA

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

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

540 refers to Enersys 12HX-540, C&D UPS12-540MR or equivalent battery

Note:  For 1100B 10-50 kVA, use graphs in corresponding tabs for 1100A.

Run time vs. load 1100B  80 kVA

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

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

540 refers to Enersys 12HX-540, C&D UPS12-540MR or equivalent battery

 

Run time vs. load 1100A  10 kVA

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

Run time vs. load 1100A 20 kVA

80 refers to Enersys NPX-80 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

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

Run time vs. load 1100A  30 kVA

150 refers to Enersys 12HX-150, C&D UPS12-150MR 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

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

540 refers to Enersys 12HX-540, C&D UPS12-540MR or equivalent battery

Run time vs. load 1100A  40 kVA

150 refers to Enersys 12HX-150, C&D UPS12-150MR 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

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

540 refers to Enersys 12HX-540, C&D UPS12-540MR or equivalent battery

Run time vs. load 1100A  50 kVA

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

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

540 refers to Enersys 12HX-540, C&D UPS12-540MR or equivalent battery

Battery Data Sheets

In addition to reviewing run time graphs, you may wish to consult the vendor's data sheets below for further information regarding design parameters.

C&D 12-1029 Battery Cabinet Data Sheet

Battery Cabinet Manuals

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:

BCM04

BC16

BC34

BC43

BC55

UBC64

UBC75