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How Can Downtime Be Prevented?

For Professionals - by Bryan Veldboom - updated on 7/7/2022

UPS behind a desktop computer

In the world of business, time equals money. That means that when your systems go down, your bottom line is affected. Downtime occurs when normal business operations are disrupted in some way. This can be caused by a variety of factors ranging from network outages and equipment failure, to loss of power due to a sudden storm. Batteries Plus can help you avoid costly downtime with our selection of generators, surge protectors and UPS units, as well as replacement batteries for your backup systems.

What are the Costs Associated with Downtime?

When you factor in the loss of productivity, the number of people affected and the average hourly wage of each of your employees, the cost of downtime adds up pretty quickly. Even an hour of downtime can end up costing you big. Beyond that though, there are potential long term consequences that might not be readily apparent. Downtime can damage your brand's reputation, costing you future business opportunities.

What Can You Do to Prevent Downtime?

Batteries Plus has a variety of products designed to help protect your business from downtime.

Surge Protectors - Storms can create electrical surges and spikes capable of damaging computers and other electrical equipment. A surge protector will divert excess voltage to your electrical system's ground wire before it can damage your equipment.

UPS Systems - An Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) will allow you to continue using vital computer and phone systems during a sudden loss of power. UPS systems also filter your power to help prevent damage caused by power surges or flickering power

Generators - UPS systems are a great backup option, however their power reserves are often limited to a short period of time. If you find yourself in a situation where the power will be out for much longer, a generator offers a longer-lasting backup solution.

What are the Benefits of Preventative Maintenance?

It's also important to remember that your backup systems are only as good as the battery that powers them. We recently encountered a situation where a series of storms knocked out power for a business. The SLA batteries in their backup system failed due to a lack of maintenance and the resulting system outage shut down the company's key card access, preventing cleaning, construction and facilities crews from entering their building.

You can avoid situations like this by creating a preventative maintenance schedule. Batteries begin to deteriorate if they are left in an undercharged state for too long, which is why it's important to keep them charged up. It's also important to replace them after they're no longer viable. Batteries Plus can provide you with the replacement batteries and battery chargers you need for common backup applications like these:

  • Exit & emergency lighting
  • Security panels
  • UPS battery backups
  • Data centers
  • Industrial scrubbers & maintenance equipment

Partner with Batteries Plus to Help Prevent Downtime

Batteries Plus is here for all of your backup needs. Not only do we have access to thousands of unique battery and lighting products, but our experts will work with you to find the best solution for your company's needs. In many cases, we can help save you both money and maintenance time just by recommending a more efficient battery.

If you're interested in taking advantage of everything we can do for your business, why not sign up for one of our free business accounts? Once you do, you'll unlock a number of valuable perks, including competitive volume pricing, fast, local delivery and access to our recycling program. Plus, we'll provide you with access to your own dedicated advisor who is there to answer all of your questions and help you find the right battery or lighting product for any application.

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