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Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for Batteries Used in APC UPS Systems

Issue:

I require the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) or Safety Data Sheet (SDS)  for various APC UPS products.


Product Line:

All APC UPS


Environment:

All APC UPS


Cause:

The majority of batteries used in APC by Schneider Electric Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems and Replacement Battery Cartridges (RBCs) are contained within cartridges and are sealed, non-spillable, maintenance-free lead acid batteries. The batteries are amanufactured article consisting of a plastic, sealed case, terminals and flame arrestor vent caps. Case color varies. The electrolyte is contained within the case and consists of the electrolyte held captive in an adsorbed glass mat (AGM) or gel matrix. There is no “free” electrolyte to leak out of the case. Under normal use and handling, there is no contact with the internal components of the battery or the chemical hazards. Under normal use and handling, these products do not emit regulated or hazardous substances. The design life of a sealed lead acid battery is 3-5 years depending on environmental factors. Using the batteries past the end of it’s design life can result in electrolyte leakage.  

In a few cases, Replacement Battery Cartridges (RBCs) containing High Power Lithium Ion Cell, Phosphate-Based are also used. These batteries are used stricitly in select models found in the Back-UPS Connect family.


Resolution:

Updated Safety Data Sheets for batteries used in all APC products can be found on our Battery Compliance page.
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