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    APC ups and car battery

    Any one done this or know what steps to take in-order to do this?

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    Do what with a car battery?

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    Are you talking about replacing the sla battery in an apc ups with a standard car battery?

    If so why?

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    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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    Don't worry im not planning on doing it !! im just suprised it's plausible

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    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....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MicrosoftTechy View Post
    Don't worry im not planning on doing it !! im just suprised it's plausible
    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.

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    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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