Monitor Data Center Batteries

Ensure Backup Power Is Ready When You Need It

With so many critical components to worry about in a data center, it can be easy to put smaller systems on the back burner. One example is the data center’s batteries. Even companies that have implemented battery monitoring systems sometimes do not take the proper precautions to ensure their batteries are working as they should. Mike Daffron, director of sales and marketing at API (www.apibattery.com), says it’s not unusual to find companies with monitoring
systems that aren’t in working order, properly wired, or even turned on. “We’ve found battery systems that would not carry the load if they were called upon,” Daffron says. “If they had a working battery monitoring system or regimented battery maintenance in place, this would not happen.” Such negligence
can leave batteries unable to supply backup power to mission-critical applications, resulting in downtime. Continue Reading...