Battery powered equipment found in today’s telecommunications (and other) facilities utilize a disconnecting means.
A disconnect provides a simple means to isolate a string of batteries for maintenance purposes. In addition, some local municipalities or fire department regulations require a remote means for disconnecting the battery string in the event that emergency personnel need to enter a facility. The DC disconnect, with a remote EPO switch option, addresses this requirement.
The National Electrical Code also provides guidelines when a battery disconnect is used. See the Code here.
EEE’s battery disconnects typically are mounted on top of the battery rack in a vertical or horizontal orientation. An alarm contact for monitoring the disconnect position is provide as standard.
Disconnects are designed for “out-of-the-box” direct interface to over 165 industry standard VRLA batteries. VIEW SUPPORTED BATTERIES HERE
Each disconnect is supplied with a battery specific custom mounting kit and copper termination plate. Expected installation time is 30 minutes. VIEW CUSTOM INSTALLATION HERE
Depending on disconnect ampere size and orientation, headroom above the battery is required. VIEW DISCONNECT DIMENSIONS HERE