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04/05/2015

Secure systems rely on effective battery back-up

Swindon, Wiltshire

Effective security depends on reliable backup power, so when the power is interrupted even the most advanced security and fire systems are only as good as the batteries supporting them. With a large number of different battery manufacturers available, it can be difficult for industry professionals to know the difference between products.

Matthew Jordan, Technical and Quality Assurance Manager at Yuasa Battery Sales (UK) Ltd explains: “Two of the most important factors for a standby battery are capacity and float life. With many different brands to choose from it is important you are 100% confident the product you are using will deliver long-life, and more importantly, reliable performance at the critical moment.

“It’s not uncommon for cheaper brands to simply assemble bought-in components during manufacture and this can significantly compromise quality. Yuasa products are made from scratch at our own factories, ensuring that the raw materials and components used throughout the process are of the highest possible quality. Furthermore, every battery is checked by our engineers and also capacity tested before being dispatched from the factory.”

When choosing a battery for security and alarm systems it is important to consider a number of key factors. The most obvious being the dimensions and fitting of the battery, which will be dictated by the fire or security system. Installers should also carefully check the system’s voltage and amp requirements.

Other important considerations should include recovery from deep discharge, energy density and the presence of a low pressure venting system which will ensure no gas can build up inside the unit if severe overcharging occurs."

He continues. "Yuasa’s NP range is the original and most reliable VRLA battery on the market. Virtually completely maintenance free during service life, they offer superb recovery from deep discharge, application specific design and superior energy density. The combination of sealed construction and Yuasa’s unique electrolyte suspension system allows operation in almost any orientation, with no loss of performance."

Matthew concludes by explaining that Yuasa NP batteries have consistently provided market leading performance in all areas, and with over 80 years’ experience in manufacturing batteries, Yuasa have applied extensive research and development to ensure continued improvement in the performance of the NP range.


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