General Chat Thread, APC ups and car battery in General; Any one done this or know what steps to take in-order to do this?...
19th September 2012, 04:26 PM #1
APC ups and car battery
Any one done this or know what steps to take in-order to do this?
19th September 2012, 05:10 PM #2
Do what with a car battery?
19th September 2012, 05:22 PM #3
Are you talking about replacing the sla battery in an apc ups with a standard car battery?
If so why?
19th September 2012, 05:39 PM #4
I've seen it done. You need sticky back plastic and gaffer tape, some blutack, a couple of toilet roll holders and a deathwish.
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laserblazer (19th September 2012), robk (19th September 2012), tech_guy (20th September 2012)
20th September 2012, 02:21 PM #5
Don't worry im not planning on doing it !! im just suprised it's plausible
20th September 2012, 03:03 PM #6
I was in India a couple of years back and the hotel we stayed at in Delhi had an 'IT Business Suite' - it looked great until I peered under the counters only to see a complete lash up of bare wires and car batteries being used as cps....
20th September 2012, 03:21 PM #7
Why are you suprised the tech in the sla commonly found in a ups is the same as a car battery therefore by entending the battery pack wires from a UPS you could indeed hook up a car/leisure battery quite easily.
Originally Posted by MicrosoftTechy
20th September 2012, 03:26 PM #8
and indeed I did at home during an extended power failure..heh. Only for the inverter mind, not charging. Nowadays I use a standalone inverter - the APC blew up through old age and 4 house moves. Got some odd looks off neighbours - extension run through the window from under the Astra, uplighter on, radio on, eating tea in an otherwise dark and powerless street..heh.
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