Your APC replacement battery will not last forever, but there are steps that can be taken to give your battery a longer life. As we all know, a rechargeable battery uses metal plates to connect to your system to provide power. There is a constant flow of chemical reactions that occur, within the battery, as it powers the system. Over time, the chemical reaction within the battery erodes the metal plates. Heat can also play an important role in the erosion of these plates. There are several ways that you can reduce heat around your system, and give your APC replacement battery a longer life.
The first step, in keeping heat away from the battery, would be to keep the area around your system clean and free of clutter. The case of your APC backup comes equipped with special ventilation holes and grooves to help dissipate the heat. If these ventilated areas become blocked or obstructed by anything, the system is going to retain more heat than usual. System placement is also important to obtaining a longer battery life. It is important to make sure that the system is not placed on or near objects or appliances that produce a lot of heat. Placing a system near these heat sources can raise the backup units temperature. This would produce a massive amount of heat both externally and internally within the unit. The type of APC replacement battery used in your unit can also cause heating issues.
Placing the wrong type of APC replacement battery in your unit can cause overheating due to an improper charge rate. The batteries for APC backups varies, so it is very important to make sure you choose the correct battery when replacing the backups battery. Be careful about unknown brands when it comes to purchasing an APC replacement battery battery.Purchasing a brand name battery will, more than likely,save you time and money in the long run.