Subject: Re: Replacing battery in APC UPS
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon J. Gerraty <email@example.com>
Date: 10/21/2003 00:09:11
"Simon J. Gerraty" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>My UPS needs a new battery... anyone know if theres any real
>difference (apart from price ;-) b/w the genuine APC part (RBC7) or
>any of the 3rd party replacements?
This question got lots of good answers - thanks everyone.
The consensus seems that the 3rd party batteries are likely as good
or better than the APC part.
>The current battery lasted 3 years if anyone is interested.
Well, after being turned off for a couple of days during our recent move,
the UPS is now happy with its old battery. It had been failing self
tests for a couple of days - its now been power cycled a couple of times
and has been running for a day or so, and has not complained...
At least I'm ready for when it dies again ;-)