GENERAL BATTERY INFORMATION
The battery is the most critical single element of an emergency power or lighting system.
It is also the most misunderstood and forgotten part of the system. They suffer from MISUSE and NEGLECT.
MISUSE - A battery used in emergency lighting, exit or UPS equipment must be capable of providing a measured amount of current for a sustained period of time.
Whereas, batteries used in automotive applications must provide a high current for a short period of time. (Cranking or starting power.)
Car batteries cannot, and must not, be used as replacements in UPS's and equipment used for emergency lighting equipment !
The NFPA Life Safety code 101, SECTION 5-9 - EMERGENCY LIGHTING, states in part . . . .
NEGLECT - Battery, as well as system, maintenance is not only good practice but also in the case of emergency lighting equipment is a matter of LAW.
There is a great amount of information about batteries available from a variety of sources. Some of it is even true and may be applicable to your systems.
ELESCO got its start as a Master Distributor of batteries.
With over 45 years of continuous experience in servicing both batteries and emergency lighting equipment there is one thing that we have found to be universal.
Some of the generalities are:
Details and specifications on various batteries can be accessed through these links:
Click here for specific information on Temperature and Percentage of rated Battery Life.
We carry replacement batteries for most Emergency Lighting Systems.
We also carry replacement batteries for Burglar or Fire Alarm Systems, Inverters & UPS Systems.
Our Emergency Lighting Battery experts can cross reference any battery, either by the model number of the unit or by the battery.
Some information on batteries used in various lighting equipment can be accessed through these links:
Click here for a battery manufacturer cross-reference table.
ELESCO maintains a readily available stock of batteries that comply with NFPA 70 - National Electrical Code.®" requirements and can furnish and/or install as required.
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