OT: APC Batteries

Lennart Sorensen lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at public.gmane.org
Wed Jul 16 13:54:35 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 02:18:00PM -0400, 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?

Sometimes, it depends.

If you have to get them shipped then they are almost never worth it due
to the weight.

If Dell has a sale on the APC SU1500, then it certainly isn't worth it
(since they tend to put that on sale for $200 with free shipping a few
times per year, and the battery alone is close to that cost, not
including shipping).

If you can get the battery from a local store then they usually are
worth replacing, although with a new UPS you do get a new warrenty as
well.  For that matter APC often runs trade in programs where you can
get a rebate for your old UPS, although quite how they handle shipping I
am not sure.

Len Sorensen
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