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Practical advice

To ensure proper the operation and long life time of batteries, following correct installation and maintenance procedures is essential.

Battery installation
A battery is almost always part of a complete electrical installation. These installations have to comply with national or local standards and regulations. Consequently, the battery that is part of such an installation must be compliant too. Alcad batteries are designed to meet or exceed the highest international standards and all normal local requirements. However, it must be installed in compliance with existing local regulations, which may vary from one country to the next.

Always install the battery in a dry and clean room. Avoid direct sunlight, strong daylight and heat from radiators or machines. 

The battery will deliver the best performance and maximum service life when the ambient temperature is between 10°C to 30°C. Batteries should never be placed directly on the floor where they are subject to dampness and dirt accumulation.

Maintenance
In a correctly designed standby application, the Nickel Cadmium battery requires very little attention. However, it is good practice with any system to carry out an inspection of the system at least once per year, or at the recommended topping-up interval period to ensure that the charger, the battery and the auxiliary electronics are all functioning correctly. 

The annual inspection of a battery installation should include testing of the charging equipment and the associated DC distribution equipment, such as voltage level controls and simulated power failure as well the battery electrical tests.

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