[TriLUG] OT: looking for a UPS
jim at neuse.net
Wed Jun 7 04:43:31 EDT 2006
i *think* i've got another 700 VA APC unit with dead battery that i can
give you. apc batteries are easy to replace in all units i have used.
lemme know if you want it.
Jim Ray, President
Neuse River Network, Inc.
tel: 919-838-1672 x111
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Joseph Mack NA3T wrote:
> I have a couple of old UPS's which are a major pain to replace the
> batteries every 2yrs so I've just let the batteries die. As well I've
> had a power loss and near lightning strik in the last week which have
> blown ports on ethernet switches and killed a UPS (as well as tripping
> the ground fault protected circuits in the house).
> I'm looking for a UPS where every 2yrs I can change the batteries easily
> (just a little more complicated than changing a flashlight or changing a
> car battery would be OK). The ones I have now I have take out the
> screws, wrestle the case halves, apart unwire the batteries and then
> reverse the process. I have one design that the whole UPS falls apart
> when you unscrew it and you need zero gravity or to be a gymnast to get
> it all together again. It shouldn't have to be that way. Better would be
> - pop open a cover - pull out the batteries, unwire the batteries and
> the reverse.
> I'm looking for UPSs that will power 2 desktops for 10-15 mins (just
> enough to shut them down if it appears the power isn't coming back).
> Any recommendations for a UPS?
> I was hoping Batteries Plus had UPS's but they appear to only carry
> Any recommendations for a vendor?
> Thanks Joe
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