When weighing the options between battery backup systems and our natural gas-powered system, one huge factor comes into play… TIME!
Battery backup systems can only operate intersections for approximately 2-4 hours before, you guessed it, the batteries have to be charged or changed! Let’s not forget batteries are extremely temperature sensitive items.
So, when the temperatures climb, their wattage capability drops. On the other hand, the PowerUp Traffic System can run for several hours, several days or several weeks!
Also, when a battery system is placed at an intersection that does not have LED lighting, the battery system will not be able to support the amount of power that intersection requires.
What items receive power becomes a necessity-based decision, which will, unfortunately, knock out other important equipment, such as surveillance cameras. Adequate power is not an issue with a PowerUp Traffic System!