DC batteries provide power to protective relays, breaker trip circuits, and other vital control systems. If these battery systems are not properly maintained and monitored, the safe operation of the entire power system will be placed in jeopardy.

To highlight the importance of maintenance, Mose Ramieh, vice president of business development at CBS Field Services, shares some examples of poorly maintained DC battery systems he’s worked on with NETA World. He also offers technician tips to help readers better manage their battery systems safely. 

DC battery system

Going a step further, Ramieh outlines seven inspection and testing operations that should be conducted to keep systems operating smoothly. These range from simple tasks like noting indicator lights, to more complicated operations like performing load bank tests. 

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