Everything you need to know about power backup.
Looking for the right product to tackle power cuts can be burdening and time-consuming with an expansive range of batteries available. Typically there are a fixed number of Online and Offline UPS System Batteries namely Tubular inverter batteries and SMF batteries.
WHAT ARE UPS SYSTEMS?
A UPS or an Uninterruptible Power Supply as the name suggests provides power supply to appliances in the event of power failure in order to keep the flow of electricity on. There are three types of UPS systems. Online/Double-conversion UPS System, Line-InteractiveUPS System and Offline/Standby UPS System. An online UPS uses a “double conversion” method of accepting AC input, rectifying to DC for passing through the rechargeable battery(or battery strings), then inverting back to the required voltage level, for powering the protected equipment. A line-interactive UPS maintains the inverter in line and redirects the battery’s DC current path from the normal charging mode to supplying current when power is lost. In a Stand-by(Offline UPS) system the load is powered directly by the input power and the backup power circuitry is only invoked when the utility power fails. An Offline UPS comes into the picture only in the event of power failure. This means that the operating temperature is higher in online UPS. The batteries used for UPS also make an impact on the operations and functioning of the UPS system. Hence, it is important to understand what is available in the market and why it is beneficial for you.
About SMF Batteries
SMF (Sealed Maintenance Free) batteries also known as the Value Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) batteries are the flat plate batteries that do not require topping-up and normally do not emit any fumes or gasses on a continuous basis. They are completely sealed and therefore eliminate the risk of acid spillage during transportation. Due to their construction these can be mounted in any orientation and do not require constant maintenance.Their rugged construction makes them resistant to shock, vibration, and heat. They can charge faster and have a shorter recharge time than flooded batteries as well. The SMF battery life cycle runs from three to five years or longer with good care.They contain an Acid electrolyte and pyrogenic silica Gel electrolyte which is sealed professionally to avoid spillage. That is why they are also called dry batteries. One of the major benefits of these batteries is that they are eco-friendly. SMF batteries are suitable for medium to high usage models such as home UPS, commercial sites, Office backup systems, etc.
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About Tubular Batteries
Tubular inverter batteries are bigger in size and are more suitable for places with frequent and long-duration of power outages. A tubular battery comes in various container sizes. However, they are bigger in size as compared to an SMF battery. Tubular inverter batteries generally come with longer battery life and warranty protection. The difference in these batteries lies in the composition of the alloy in the positive support structure and in the way that the main backbone of the plates, called the SPINE, is cast. With the help of Torr Tubular technology, Exide tubular batteries use the high-pressure ‘HADI’ casting process at 100 bar, while most other manufacturers use the gravity of low-pressure casting processes. The spines in Exide tubular batteries are cast from low antimony lead alloys, with selenium, copper, tin, and arsenic, to protect the lead support from anodic corrosion.
SMF BATTERIES OR TUBULAR BATTERIES. WHICH ONE IS BETTER FOR MY REQUIREMENTS?
|Features||SMF battery||Tubular Battery|
|Plate||Flat plate||Tubular plate|
|Battery Life||Medium (approx. 3years)||Long (approx.5 years)|
|Water topping||Little to none||Less|
|Fumes||Little to none||Less|
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