Batteries, Battery Chargers, and UPS Training

416-01 Battery Basics

When you complete this lesson, you will understand the overall design and function of today’s batteries. In addition, you will be able to identify maintenance practices you can perform to keep them ready for service.

  • Identify the parts of a voltaic cell
  • Explain the distinction between a cell and a battery
  • Describe the electrochemical action associated with cells and batteries
  • Compare the discharge and charge processes
  • Identify ways to increase battery voltage and capacity
  • Define amp-hours
  • Explain the main difference between a primary and a secondary cell
  • Describe how specific gravity affects cell voltage
  • Discuss types of battery charging methods
  • List safety precautions needed when testing or working with batteries

416-02 Electrical Backup Systems

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to distinguish between types of backup systems and choose the type that fits your application.

  • Discuss variations in the need for a backup power system
  • Identify sources of backup power
  • Recognize components of battery backup systems
  • Compare the configurations and features of various backup electrical systems

416-03 Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to identify common power problems that create a need for backup power systems, how UPS systems vary in characteristics, and how each is applicable to particular situations.

  • Identify common power problems negated by UPS systems
  • Describe common UPS types and their characteristics
  • Identify issues affecting UPS battery life
  • Describe the purpose of UPS functionality software
  • Describe common UPS applications