[RndTbl] UPS batteries

Tim Lavoie tim at fractaldragon.net
Wed Jan 30 10:06:50 CST 2013

On a related note, a friend at work bought a replacement battery for his, new. The battery wasn't the problem though, so he replaced his UPS and now has the battery up on Kijiji.


On 2013-01-30, at 8:04, Trevor Cordes <trevor at tecnopolis.ca> wrote:

> On 2013-01-11 Kevin McGregor wrote:
>> Where's a good place to get replacement UPS batteries? I need 1 or 2
>> 12V 9Ah batteries. Is there any place open on the weekend that sells
>> these?
> I've gone through a lot of UPS batteries for myself and customers, and
> I've bought a lot at Battery Man et al and a lot of APC branded ones
> I get through distribution.  I can unequivocally say that the APC ones
> are worth the extra money (usually 20-30% more).  The local ones never
> last more than 2-ish years and the APC ones usually last 3-4, in the
> exact same UPS unit in the same location (heat, etc)!
> BTW, heat is the #1 killer of batteries, so keep your UPS cool!  The
> SmartUPS units with fans (and smart charging) are the best.
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