Cold Cranking Amps (CCA) or Cranking Amps (CA) are ratings used when referring to the current (power) that a battery can output.
For technicians in the fire systems industry, it’s not only important to ensure that the right type of starter batteries are used in diesel powered fire pumping systems, but that the correct charging methods are always followed.
For technicians in the fire protection industry, it is essential to ensure starter batteries used in diesel powered pump systems are of the correct capacity. Under specifying the batteries means that the fire system may be left vulnerable in a critical emergency and fail to perform the job it is designed for.
It is essential that technicians, and anyone attending site, stay safe around fire protection systems and the supporting batteries. After all…these systems are there to protect lives and assets.
For technicians in the fire systems industry, selecting the right type of battery is critical to guarantee power supply in the event of an emergency. An important specification for batteries used in fire systems is Cold Cranking Amps (CCA). However, there is some confusion within the industry between CCA ratings and Ampere hour (Ah) ratings. In.
Fire panels, hydrants and sprinkler systems all depend on batteries to function in the event of an emergency. For technicians in the fire systems industry, selecting the right type of battery is critical to ensure its compliant, meets specifications and will supply power to the equipment its connected to.
Batteries used to start pumps in fire systems play an integral role in protecting the lives of people in both residential and commercial buildings. Technicians who install and maintain fire systems are required to conduct regular battery load testing in accordance with Australian Standard AS1851.2012. This Standard outlines specific requirements.