What type of batteries should I connect to my Inverter/UPS?
The choice of the appropriate battery depends on the following factors:
- Desired back-up duration
- Average operating temperature range
- Space availability
- Environmental factors
- Topping up requirements
UPS that come with internal batteries typically use VRLA (Valve Regulated lead Acid) batteries which are also known as Sealed Maintenance Free (SMF) batteries.
While connecting external batteries to Inverters any of the different lead acid batteries can be connected with the popular ones being – Flooded batteries (Flat plate, Tubular, Tall Tubular) and SMF VRLA batteries (AGM and Gel).
Learn more about the different types of batteries here