OT: APC Batteries

Giles Orr gilesorr-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org
Wed Jul 16 00:37:59 UTC 2008

2008/7/15 James Knott <james.knott-bJEeYj9oJeDQT0dZR+AlfA at public.gmane.org>:
> Ansar Mohammed wrote:
>> A customer of mine has several APC UPSs that need new batteries that they
>> are giving away. Is it worth it to source new batteries for these UPSs?
> A new battery is cheaper than a new UPS, so if it's working fine otherwise,
> get a new battery.  One source is this place:
> http://www.magnacharge.com/index.html
> They're located near near Dixie and Britannia and they take back the old
> batteries.  There's a link to them from the APC site.
> BTW, some people find a Yamaha motorcycle battery fits.  While it may fit,
> it's the wrong battery type for the job and so not a good idea.

I have an older APC BackUPS ES 500 that was down to a functional time
of about 20 seconds with a computer that wasn't even sucking down much
power.  A friend of mine found me an identical size battery for $20
and the UPS is now working fine.  The battery is very easy to change.
It did look like a motorcycle battery and is, to the best of my
limited knowledge, a sealed lead-acid battery.  What's the difference
between that and a motorcycle battery?

Ansar, if you want me to find out where my friend got the battery,
contact me off-list.  I'm just posting to say "it's easy to do and
almost certainly worth it."

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