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In this episode of the DC Power Hour David and Allen introduce Ed Rafter, a special guest on DC Power Hour, who is an expert in UPS batteries. They discuss the differences between ups and downs, voltage, discharge times, and other aspects of battery powering. Ed has a 40-year career in mission-critical applications, focusing on batteries. He first learned about batteries in the 1980s when he worked for an engineering firm in New Jersey and then worked for data centers for the New York and American Stock Exchange and securities industry. Allen shares his experience installing dry charge batteries in Saudi Arabia in the late 70s.


E40 – UPS Battery Applications and Data Centers

E39 – Evolution of the Utility Market and Customer Issues

E38 – Battcon 2023 Recap

E37 – The Latest on Codes and Standards and Battcon 2023 Preview

E36 – Reboot of Episode 16: How to Walk Out of a Battery Room… Alive

E35 – Setting the Record Straight on Battery Monitoring
E34 – Compliant Redundancy from a Single Industrial Battery Charger
E33 – How Does Standby Battery Power Work Exactly?
E32 – Battery Chemistries and Applications – Part 2
E31 – Battery Chemistries and Applications – Part 1
E30 – Stationary Battery Applications Across Industries
E29 – A Look Back and a Look Forward at the DC Power Industry – Part 2
E28 – A Look Back and a Look Forward at the DC Power Industry
E27 – Q&A with An Electric Co-op E/I Technician
E26 – The Challenges of Battery Warranty
E25 – Live Q&A with the Battery Blarney Duo
E24 – How (Un)Reliable Is the Electric Grid?
E23 – Applying Stationary Battery Training in the Field
E22 – Reboot of Episode 14: Extreme Weather and Other Pitfalls of the Current Power Grid in America
E21 – Reboot of Episode 11: Renewables and Alternative Energy Sources
E20 – What’s Happened to the Quality of Stand-By Power Installations?
E19 – Battery Monitoring and Data Analysis
E18 – Moving Away from Fossil Fuels Toward Electrifcation
E17 – How to Properly Charge a Stationary Battery

E16 – How to Walk Out of a Battery Room… Alive

E15 – Ohmic Values and Battery Testing

E14 – Extreme Weather and Other Pitfalls of the Current Power Grid

E13 – UPS Applications and Battery Failure

E12 – Myths and Facts About Lead-Acid Batteries

E11 – Renewables and Alternative Energy Sources

E10 – Battcon Recap

E9 – Industry Disruptors

E8 – The Pros and Cons of Electric Vehicles

E7 – Equipment Redundancy

E6 – Why Battery Monitoring?

E5 – The Effect of the Pandemic on the DC Power Industry

E4 – The Importance of Battery Room Safety

E3 – What Is Going on with America’s Aging Power Grid Infrastructure

E2 – Why Is Battery Maintenance So Important?

E1 – The State of the DC Power Industry

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