When you have a battery system for your business, it is important to be aware of the maintenance, replacement and testing requirements of the system to ensure that it remains operating at its full capacity. No matter the brand, size or style of battery system, all setups require some level of support throughout their lifetime.
A reputable battery supplier, such as JPAC Batteries, can perform regular maintenance, reporting, and testing on your system. Should the system require replacement of one or more of the components, your reputable supplier will be able to support you through the replacement process.
Getting the most out of your battery system through regular maintenance
Your battery system is the heart of your business. It keeps the wheels turning and the engines ticking to ensure that your business remains productive and profitable. Effective battery maintenance scheduled services allows for your batteries to be tested and checked by an industry professional. They can be repaired when required and replaced in a timely fashion when the components of the system are no longer operational.
It is generally recommended to have regular maintenance completed in 6 monthly intervals; however, your expert technician will inform you of the maintenance required for your specific system on installation
Why is battery maintenance important?
When your business encounters unplanned breakdowns due to failed battery systems, it costs the business time and money. This is not only due to production loss from the downtime, but also costly repairs in having the respective machinery battery repaired or replaced. That’s why engaging in regular maintenance on battery systems is so important.
A company’s reliance on its machinery means that battery maintenance should be taken very seriously and is considered as important as other workplace health and safety procedures. To ensure that your battery systems remain performing at an optimal level, its essential to prioritise battery maintenance.
Performing battery load testing alongside scheduled maintenance
Load testing of a battery systems allows your expert technician to measure the total amp output of the system. It is completed by adding a ‘load’ or ‘charge’ through the system and measuring the resulting output. After the output has been measured, the system is monitored for its discharge performance.
By the results, technicians can calculate and assess the performance of the system and provide an indication of the health and condition of the system overall. Load testing is generally performed alongside scheduled maintenance intervals as part of regular reporting.
Why is battery load testing important?
Battery load testing gives businesses a definitive indication of the health of the battery system. This allows them to prepare for potential repairs and replacement costs in the future and they know potentially when a system is likely to fail or need support. Essentially, load testing is a preparation tool, giving businesses valuable information to make decisions about the future of their battery system.
Making the decision to replace your battery system
Inevitably, everything has a life span and battery systems are no different. There will come a time where individual components of your battery or the whole system will need to be replaced to allow it to perform. While the life expectancy of a battery system can vary depending on numerous factors including size, type, usage, or exposure, the average system can last in excess of 6 years.
The longevity of your battery system will rely on how well the system is managed and maintained, as well as its productive output rate. Naturally, a battery system that is used regularly but doesn’t undergo regular maintenance will have a shorter life span than that of a system that undergoes scheduled maintenance at regular intervals. When the time comes to have your system replaced, ensure you utilise your industry expert in battery replacement.
Never attempt to replace a battery system or a component of it yourself as it poses significant health and safety risks to you and your surrounds.
Choosing the right battery supplier in your industry
JPAC Batteries are your industry experts in battery installation, maintenance, testing, reporting, and replacement. Based in Morisset, we serve Greater Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, the Hunter Valley and Central Coast and provide services to various industries including mining, energy, manufacturing, IT, transport, and health.
With our years of experience, JPAC Batteries can make recommendations on the right system to meet your business needs. Get in touch with our friendly team today on 0422 629 870 or reach out to us online and our team will get back to your enquiry as soon as possible.