Batteries for telecommunications are used for backing up network equipment such as servers, to run the DC equipment, and to provide power for base stations that are remotely situated and have no access to the national grid.
These are high integrity batteries that provide continuous supply to sensitive communication and exchange networks. Due to the remote nature of these sites, these batteries are charged via hybrid sources such as a PV system or generator.
Batteries supplied for these applications are normally Front Access Terminal types that fit in telecom racks of between 48 and 63 centimetres. If a longer service life is required, with no space constraints, customers should opt for a flooded tubular plate construction battery. However, if maintenance is onerous then VRLA Gel tubular cells will be the ideal option.