Subject: Re: Replacing battery in APC UPS
To: None <>
From: Simon J. Gerraty <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/21/2003 00:09:11
"Simon J. Gerraty" <> 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 ;-)