Battery Health Monitoring: A First Step Toward Predictive Capability in UPS Management


The humble battery is responsible for running so many devices, but it usually only draws attention when it drains. In the IT infrastructure, where batteries are necessary for backup power supplies, the attitude toward them isn’t much different. IT professionals in charge of uninterruptible battery supplies (UPSs) typically get the responsibility of UPS management by default and are too busy with a lot of other tasks. But ignoring batteries in power supplies and backup systems can have real consequences. When a power outage occurs, if the backup power system doesn’t kick in because of drained batteries,…

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