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How to keep your UPS in top condition

Publisert 26.07.2023

Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) require regular maintenance to ensure continuous uptime for your critical installations. Here's how to do it!

UPSs are essential for critical infrastructure and systems. They protect valuable data and equipment from damage caused by power outages.

Learn more: How does an online UPS work?

Just like any other critical equipment, UPSs require regular maintenance to ensure optimal performance.

In this article, we will discuss how to best care for your UPS and prevent unexpected events.

Why you need to service your UPS

All UPSs come with manufacturer-recommended service intervals. These intervals are based on factors such as environmental conditions, usage, and age of the unit.

Negative environmental factors such as noise, temperature, humidity, and voltage fluctuations can shorten the lifespan of a UPS significantly. By following the manufacturer's recommended service intervals, you can help to extend the life of your UPS and prevent unexpected downtime.

A typical UPS service will include the following

During a periodic service, the UPS will be tested for tightness, structure, and any damage. Electrical checks will be performed to check connections and electronics, and the equipment will be thoroughly cleaned.

A software update will also be performed to ensure that the system is up to date. The environment, including the physical climate where the equipment is located, will also be inspected. Finally, critical components that require periodic replacement will be replaced to ensure more reliable operation.

How to make UPS service and maintenance more predictable

Everyone with critical infrastructure wants to avoid unexpected downtime. This is possible with Anda Cloud, our cloud-based UPS monitoring solution.

Anda Cloud gives you full visibility and status of both your UPS and batteries at all times. It also sends you immediate alerts to your mobile phone if something is not working properly.

If you have multiple facilities, Anda Cloud can help you manage them all on a single platform. This will give you increased security and better oversight as the person responsible for operations.

Learn more: This is how Anda-Olsen's battery monitoring app works

How much does UPS service cost?

The cost of a periodic UPS service will vary depending on the supplier and the service plan you choose. By following the manufacturer's recommendations for maintenance and service, you can extend the lifespan of your UPS, which can save you money in the long run.

It is important to consider the cost of replacing a UPS entirely, as compared to the cost of regular service.

UPS service programs

Many UPS manufacturers offer service programs that provide a variety of benefits, such as:

  • Scheduled maintenance
  • Extended warranty 
  • On-site repair or replacement

Regular UPS service is essential for ensuring the long-term reliability of your critical infrastructure. By following the tips in this article, you can help to keep your UPS in top condition and prevent unexpected downtime.

Here, you can read more about our global service concept for UPS.

At Anda-Olsen, we strive to transition our clients from reactive to condition-based maintenance. This shift aims to enhance the efficiency, reliability, and cost-effectiveness of maintenance processes.