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    Change UPS Battery

    Hi

    We have an APC 3000 UPS. The battery is dead. I am just about the change it but do i need to unplug the UPS from the mains or can i keep everything running while i change it?

    Thanks

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    I'm fairly sure you can leave the supply and the load connected whilst changing the battery - they're hot-swap. We have done a number of APC devices this way without any issue. Just hope you don't get a power cut in the middle of the proces....!!

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    ...and put on your wellies and rubber gloves just to be on the safe side

    I did one a couple of years ago - I THINK it hot swapped ok

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    I shut mine down during swap coz I'm a scaredy cat

    Butuz

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    just done it on a live cab. All went fine, a little tricker than expected becuase the batteries swelled.

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    Me a scaredy cat too. Uplugged mine, but im lucky enough to have one running next to it that could take an extra server without being overloaded.

    Remember i asked about swapping them and someone mentioned they swell? They werent joking!! Had to get a MAN to do it in the end!!! Pah!!!

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    Nice... glad it worked OK for you though. What do you do with your dead batteries?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdc View Post
    Nice... glad it worked OK for you though. What do you do with your dead batteries?
    erm they are in a store cupboard we are leaving it for BSF to deal with

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    erm they are in a store cupboard we are leaving it for BSF to deal with
    ha, awesome idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    just done it on a live cab. All went fine, a little tricker than expected becuase the batteries swelled.
    How hot are they getting? I've never seen this happen over many years with ups batteries, even in quite warm rooms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    erm they are in a store cupboard we are leaving it for BSF to deal with
    Would you like some projector bulbs to keep them company?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMcCoy View Post
    How hot are they getting? I've never seen this happen over many years with ups batteries, even in quite warm rooms.
    Just has ours replaced in our incredibly meaty ups after a aircon failure caused them to swell.

    Mind you, it was blummin hot...

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    I think heat was to blame for our batteries swelling. Before i arrived at the school the servers etc were moved into a cupboard with poor ventilation and cooling. So i wouldnt be suprised if that was the reason!

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    Would you like some projector bulbs to keep them company?
    If you have an issue with trying to get rid of used projector lamps can i suggest Simply Lamps?

    Even if you don't purchase from them they will collect your used bulbs free of charge. I haven't used them yet but plan on doing so very soon. I called and sorted out what i need to do but not got round to it yet

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    Hi,

    I changed the battery at the time of the first post. This morning the UPS is showing a red light still. How do i get rid of it please?

    thanks

    EDIT: fixed it just held in the test button
    Last edited by FN-GM; 28th April 2009 at 08:23 AM.

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