How do I determine how much battery run time I need?
Battery backup time is a non-linear function dependent on the battery type, battery age and the load. There are two ways to determine the actual time:
1)Contact CPT with the battery and load information. We have detailed battery discharge curves for most battery systems to provide the calculated hold-up time. Keep in mind that a UPS battery, like any battery, is a consumable and weakens with age. You may have considerably less hold-up time with a three year old battery system than when new.
2) Perform a discharge test. Call CPT for the procedures or to arrange for a battery service professional to perform this test for you.