Singular Battery Mounting
This battery is very versatile, and can be used in may applications aside from the typical server rack use. Should you choose not to use the rack, there are many different orientations you can use the battery. When determining a location for installation, you must pay special attention to make sure the battery cannot fall, bounce, or slide, or otherwise move.
Battery Orientation – Stationary
In a stationary application, the SOK 48v battery can be installed in any orientation with the exception of upside down, as viewed from the front panel. This means installation on-end, sideways or even face down would be perfectly acceptable.
Battery Orientation – Mobile Application
In a mobile application, vibration and jarring is a much bigger concern. For this reason, we recommend installing the battery flat. When we say flat, we mean exactly how it would be oriented when installed into a server-rack.
The batteries may be stacked without a rack up to 3 units high. Further stacking poses a crush hazard to the battery on the bottom. When stacking without a rack, it is essential that the batteries be secured in such a fashion that they do not slide off of each other.
Author’s Note: Design changes are being implemented to future production of this battery that will allow for significantly improved singular use. Until these changes have been finalized, this will remain as a placeholder for direction regarding the new design implementations.