Calculating the UPS and Battery Backup Time
Before calculating the Battery Backup, let us know a few
factors that vary battery backup.
For and UPS with 875Va we can us a maximum load of 640
watts 677Va we can us a maximum load of 540 watts
The main thing we should understand is that whatever may be
the UPS wattage the battery backup will not vary.
The battery backup will only vary depending on the battery
Ah and the Usage Load.
To calculate UPS backup, we have a simple formula.
UPS Backup = Battery Ah * (Volts/Load) * (1/Power Factor)
Example: Let us calculate the backup for a system UPS
Load is the usage power, suppose we are running a PC then
the load is around 300 watts
Power Factor varies for device to device, the average power
factor is 1.4
Voltage is the voltage of the battery.
For a single battery the voltage is 12v.
If the batteries are connected in a series Voltage = 12 *
no. of batteries.
Battery Ah is the battery ampere used for the ups,
System UPS battery AH is 7
Then Battery Backup = 7 * (12/300) * (1/1.4)
= 7 * (0.04) * (0.7)
= 0.19 hours
= 11.4 Minutes
Note: You can use the same formula for calculating the
battery backup for home UPS or an INVERTER.