When it comes to electric power generation, particularly in emergency and standby applications, it can be critical that power is uninterrupted. Many companies invest in UPS systems to prevent disruptions in electricity but rely on their generator sets to start and support their electrical loads, ensuring a constant supply of power during outages. Starting battery condition can be the difference between an efficient transition of power; and disastrous consequences from power loss, caused by the inability to start the engines.
The majority of generator failure-to-start problems are due to batteries in poor condition. Insufficient charges due to short run periods, or chemical deterioration over time leave batteries depleted and unable to start engines. Even with proper maintenance, as batteries age they will lose… continue reading