Hardware Thread, 3rd party UPS batteries in Technical; ...
30th September 2011, 11:56 AM #1
3rd party UPS batteries
Are they any good generally? One of our Smart-UPS 1500's is reporting a failed battery (luckily we have 2 for redundancy) and an official APC replacement is over £200 in most places. But 3rd party batteries are less than £100. However I've read that they don't come with battery trays? Is it a big job swapping the one from the original battery?
Finally, any recommended retailers for 3rd party batteries? There are quite a few different ones.
30th September 2011, 01:00 PM #2
I bought a pair off of ebay ... they work perfectly. Our cost was, from memory about £25.00 for our APC 700 ... Just pull off the front plate and undo 2 screws (from memory) and another plate hinges down ... you can then get to the batteries and change them ...
30th September 2011, 01:03 PM #3
Just make sure (not that I think you wouldn't) that you get batteries designed for UPSs...
30th September 2011, 02:29 PM #4
I was going to get these:
Will they not work then?
30th September 2011, 03:08 PM #5
Should be fine. I wouldn't use Asda's own brand though. What I actually meant was you need batteries designed to be floated for ever, then deep discharged; rather than a car battery that gets a short big hit on starting, then equilibrium for the length of the drive.
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