How-to Videos: Testing & Replacing your UPS Batteries
Typical UPS battery life is 3 to 5 years. This is dependent on a number of factors, including:
- Temperature where the unit is located
- Total number of times the battery is fully discharged
- Utility power quality: poor quality leads to shorter life
- Proper Maintenance: 4 to 6 full discharges per year recommended
Learn how to test and replace your UPS batteries
Battery health is critical to UPS function. This video outlines when batteries should be replaced, and how to replace the batteries in the Minuteman EnSpire, Entrust, and PRO-LCD Series UPSs. Where to buy replacement UPS batteries is also covered.
Battery health is critical to UPS function. This video outlines when batteries should be replaced, and how to replace the batteries in Minuteman's rackmount PRO-RT, EnterprisePlus, and Endeavor Series UPSs. Where to buy replacement UPS batteries is also covered.
Time for replacement?
Head over to our Buy Replacement Batteries page to find out how to purchase new, original equipment quality batteries for your UPS.
New Batteries or New Unit?
Minuteman battery backup system hardware is designed to function properly well beyond the life of the factory installed batteries. This makes battery replacement a cheaper and environmentally friendly option in most cases.
For smaller units, however, the cost of batteries often approaches the price of a replacement unit. Here are some factors to consider when deciding whether to replace the batteries, or replace the whole unit.
||Varies by model. Compare:
Replacement battery price under "Online Ordering" above vs.
New unit price from your distributor or reseller
||Designed to outlive batteries;
Unless faults have occurred, likely no problems
|All-new hardware, guaranteed trouble-free operation
||90 days battery +
any remaining hardware warranty
|Full 3-years hardware
w/ 3-yr non-prorated battery
(2-year EnSpire & Entrust)
||Conserves resources by replacing only worn-out pieces
||Generates additional waste from full unit
Purchase a new Minuteman Battery Backup Unit