Whitepaper: Conductance Testing as an Integral Element in Battery Management
Today’s CATV communication networks are being overrun by an increasing demand for bandwidth and reliability. Lapses in commercial utility power can be a serious, if not a costly predicament. Battery systems are provisioned specifically as insurance against such crises. Maintaining these critical battery investments with conductance monitoring helps guarantee standby capacity when it is needed.
A fast, reliable and affordable testing process is now available with the development of conductance based battery measurement technology. By coupling conductance testing with a simple utility load test, the system operator can easily be armed with the level of data necessary to confidently know the status of their installed standby batteries and budget their replacement with confidence.
This whitepaper covers:
- What is Conductance Testing
- Correlation of conductance to capacity
- Reducing potential failures
- Battery replacement strategy
- Simple battery management