Preventative maintenance

Preventative Maintenance


Back-up power systems are a vital component of any modern substation, providing power to protection and control equipment in times of power loss.

Failure to provide the back-up power to protection gear to clear a fault can be catastrophic. The problem with batteries in back-up systems is that there is no way of assessing their health by visual inspection alone. Often a battery recently installed that looks perfect on the outside can be totally corroded inside. The battery charger also plays a big part in the reliability of the system. A badly regulated or badly filtered battery charger can damage or even explode a perfectly good battery in a matter of months, if not weeks. Metering on the DC systems can also be misleading. They may be showing the right values but in reality, the battery may be under or overcharged.

It is therefore essential that AC and DC systems are reliable and ready for action all the time, and this necessitates maintenance both for batteries and chargers.

For more information please view our Magellan Power Service Plan brochure or contact us today.


Magellan Power has been our supplier of industrial battery chargers for a number of projects which require uninterrupted DC power for high voltage protection, automation and power generation. The customer service is always excellent, and the quality of their products is unparalleled.

Luke Del Paggio | Everett-Smith & Co.

Schneider Electric have used Magellan Chargers for its’ various projects in WA, and Magellan Services have been excellent. Well done Magellan!

Joseph Tjo | Schneider Electric

Magellan has supplied us with UPS for a range of projects and we found their service to be firstly cost effective, secondly the back up support is good and the supplied equipment of a good standard.

Rick Krause | Ergon Energy

Brookfield Rail’s Merredin office regularly sources power chargers from Magellan Power, and we always find it an easy process for new purchases and repairs. Their Sales & Repair Manager Shijo is prompt with responses to our queries, and on one occasion travelled to Merredin to meet with us, which we found extremely helpful.

Kari Ratima | Brookfield Rail