There has been a lot of talk about grid modernization in recent years. There is a need to update existing infrastructure, build micro grids, and integrate different forms of renewable energy into the mix. It can be overwhelming. One thing is for sure, we all rely on power utilities and we rely on them every single day.
Congratulations! You know how vitally important it is to maintain your stationary batteries. You test your batteries with a handheld analyzer on a regular schedule. You monitor conductance, voltage, temperature, current, and strap resistance with a battery monitoring system.
There is so much terminology related to stationary batteries that it is hard to know what everything means. We recently received a question through our FAQ section asking what the difference is between jars and straps, so we thought it would be a good time to discuss this.
The initial thought when discussing motive power applications is that their batteries must be similar to transportation batteries. After all, this equipment is “motive” just like a car or truck. However, this is not the case.
Why is backup power so important in the telecommunications industry? Is monitoring battery state-of-health in these systems worth the extra cost? To determine this, it’s important to look at how much it will cost you if your network goes down.
Solar energy is enjoying tremendous growth in the United States and globally. From giant farms to small rooftop installations, businesses and consumers alike are embracing the sun as a way to deliver power. This growth is largely attributable to many factors, including local and state regulations, declining prices, and energy storage technology.
Stationary batteries have a limited life. Batteries that are used in an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system slowly degrade over time. For your UPS system to operate effectively and efficiently, it is vitally important for batteries to be in a good state-of-health.
The telecommunications market has become a major consumer of power. The Internet of Things reached an astounding 5 billion “things” in 2015. With so much growth, service continuity continues to be a must. That is why telecom base stations are equipped with uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems to provide backup power when utility power becomes unavailable.