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Learning Network Manager Thread, UPS Battery .... in Technical; I have replaced them before and as said are easy to do. A word of warning though, the batteries are ...
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    I have replaced them before and as said are easy to do.

    A word of warning though, the batteries are bloody heavy so get someone to help you lift/move it.

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    Yep, i dropped one on my toe.....lovely shade of purple

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    Yep, i dropped one on my toe
    That's going to seriously hurt. Remember (if installing in a rack), remove the battery, install the housing, then re-install the battery. I've seen people trying to hold up the UPS with one hand whilst inserting screws into cage nuts with the other hand!

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    Yup I've done that one before, good fun as well Try a HP ML370 server, fully loaded balanced on one leg when the rail fell down through the rack a bit as the screw sheered off for some reason!

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Yup I've done that one before, good fun as well Try a HP ML370 server, fully loaded balanced on one leg when the rail fell down through the rack a bit as the screw sheered off for some reason!
    how did that happen!?! there are multiple screws and bits and bobs popping out of the rail kits and they lock to the required lenght.

    I can't remember what I was racking a while back (think it was a 2U server the county provide for our proxy) but it's racking kit isn't, well, it's not upto the quality of some... well it's basically pants as a server racking device. anyway I wanted it some way up the cabinet and I was on my own so (it's not the lightest of devices) I had a load of boxes that had hard disks come in, I proped them under the server to lift it to the required point... worked, not quite a treat, but got the job done

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAckroyd View Post
    how did that happen!?! there are multiple screws and bits and bobs popping out of the rail kits and they lock to the required lenght.
    The screw sheered off on the rail and the little hook things that should have been holding it (it was a front part of the rail if i remember correctly) hadn't bitten as the rack was slightly twisted at that point so it just went and fell down and bent and skewed the rails, it was all fine when put back together and the screw removed (only had 1 in it as it was a temp rack mount until it moved into the other rack where its permanent home was)

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    It is also worth mentioning that APC do not actually make batteries

    They use a few carefully selected battery Manufacturers which are considered the highest quality batteries such as BB Battery, CSB Battery, Panasonic and Yuasa.

    There are considerable savings to be made using these batteries, but a word of caution do not use cheap imports APC use the above Manufacturers for the following reasons Excellent Quality and Reliability.


    APC Battery Power Protection Specialists

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