Lead-acid batteries have long been the default backup power choice for UPS systems that ensure the availability of data centers, communications equipment, and industrial processes. While they provide the power and reliability required for these applications, when supported with appropriate monitoring and maintenance practices, they have traditionally been regarded as the weak link in the critical power chain. Now, lithium-ion batteries have emerged as a viable alternative and a growing number of users are evaluating this technology for UPS applications in mission-critical environments. This white paper explores key considerations when deploying lithium-ion batteries, including run times, safety, and monitoring.
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