Batteries are the most critical component in the reliability of any UPS. The battery is all too often ignored as a maintenance-free product, not requiring attention or inspection. This neglect, though common, can be costly and possibly disastrous. ABM, by its nature, helps to provide early detection of problem batteries and thus protect the battery from unnecessary failures, while functioning to extend the useful life of this key component of power quality.
Eaton’s ABM technology solves the three fundamental challenges inherent to all batteries. It uses a unique three-stage charging technique that significantly extends battery service life and optimizes recharge time, compared to traditional trickle charging.
ABM is unique in the UPS industry, but it is not a new battery management feature. Eaton has been using ABM in its UPS products and it has proven itself beneficial in the field for more than two decades.