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# 248565 31-Mar-2019 15:34
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I have a Dynamix Defender 1200VA lying around that I used for about 6 months, I've have it in the cupboard ever since, is it worth me selling it? I should I just plug it in and use it to power my internet setup and condition the line for me? If I were to sell I would look for $100, I think that is fair?

 

Anyone have 2cent to share on this?

 

Link to it: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/UPSDNX1200/Dynamix-UPSD1200-Defender-1200VA-720W-Line-Interac 


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  # 2208235 31-Mar-2019 16:21
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Depends on the battery state, you don't mention how long it's been in the cupboard. I'd keep it and use it for routers/NVRs/whatever, provided they can handle a stepped square wave ("modified sinewave") as their input waveform.



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  # 2208278 31-Mar-2019 16:50
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neb: Depends on the battery state, you don't mention how long it's been in the cupboard. I'd keep it and use it for routers/NVRs/whatever, provided they can handle a stepped square wave ("modified sinewave") as their input waveform.

 

I was wondering about how to check the battery life ect

 

I'll connect it to my PC and install the software, but yeah UPS's? are not something that get sold second hand.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2208294 31-Mar-2019 18:47
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Yeah they get sold 2nd hand, usually with dead/dying batteries - think its usually cheaper to buy a new UPS than a new battery in most cases :)

 

 





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  # 2208331 31-Mar-2019 20:25
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xpd:

 

Yeah they get sold 2nd hand, usually with dead/dying batteries - think its usually cheaper to buy a new UPS than a new battery in most cases :)

 

 

 

 

something like a dynamix maybe, but APC/EATON etc no way.

 

for this UPS its about $30 per battery and it needs 2, vs $212 for the UPS new so still much cheaper to buy batteries

 

last time i changed a dynamix UPS battery though, it was a right PITA, nothing like an APC UPS, had to pull half the damn thing apart, but still cheaper than buying a new one.


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  # 2208347 31-Mar-2019 22:12
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Jase2985:

 

last time i changed a dynamix UPS battery though, it was a right PITA, nothing like an APC UPS, had to pull half the damn thing apart, but still cheaper than buying a new one.

 

 

They are utterly terrible to replace a battery right! 


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  # 2208359 31-Mar-2019 23:35
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lNomNoml:

I was wondering about how to check the battery life ect

 

 

I've got a battery analyzer you can use/borrow if you're in Auckland...

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  # 2208367 1-Apr-2019 05:46
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Delphinus:

 

Jase2985:

 

last time i changed a dynamix UPS battery though, it was a right PITA, nothing like an APC UPS, had to pull half the damn thing apart, but still cheaper than buying a new one.

 

 

They are utterly terrible to replace a battery right! 

 

 

pretty sure they are suppose to be disposable and not have them changed but thats just wasteful considering the rest of the components should be fine


 
 
 
 


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  # 2208723 1-Apr-2019 15:30
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Ive read of horror stories with el cheapo UPS's (even users in this forum)
The safest place may have been in the cupboard, off.  :-) 

Honestly, its cheap & nasty. Thats why people buy those, they are cheap.
Any one silly enough to buy one used ..............

 

Replacing batts :  where I work we stopped trying to replace batts on the cheap UPS's , even the cheap APC's
We've had replacement batts fail after 6 months , or get fried & fail within a few days .

 

 


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  # 2208974 1-Apr-2019 17:56
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Delphinus:

Jase2985:

 

last time i changed a dynamix UPS battery though, it was a right PITA, nothing like an APC UPS, had to pull half the damn thing apart, but still cheaper than buying a new one.

 

 

They are utterly terrible to replace a battery right!

 

 

Is this the rule for all Dynamix', or only the cheap crappy ones? For example are their real UPSes (so anything that doesn't output a stepped square wave, which is a good benchmark for "don't buy" in a UPS) any better?

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  # 2208975 1-Apr-2019 17:58
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1101:

Ive read of horror stories with el cheapo UPS's (even users in this forum)
The safest place may have been in the cupboard, off.

 

 

Yeah, apart from my aversion on principle to stepped square-wave UPSes, a sure indicator of cheap and nasty design, there are some whose output more and more approaches a straight square wave as the battery runs down...

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  # 2209012 1-Apr-2019 19:40
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1101:

 

Ive read of horror stories with el cheapo UPS's (even users in this forum)
The safest place may have been in the cupboard, off.  :-) 

Honestly, its cheap & nasty. Thats why people buy those, they are cheap.
Any one silly enough to buy one used ..............

 

Replacing batts :  where I work we stopped trying to replace batts on the cheap UPS's , even the cheap APC's
We've had replacement batts fail after 6 months , or get fried & fail within a few days .

 

 

 

 

ive used 3 different models of Dynamix ones, in an enviroment which is much much harder on the UPS than the home enviroment (lots of brownouts, and full discharges)  and all have been great. ive replaced the battery on 2 of them and they were still going strong.

 

 


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  # 2209014 1-Apr-2019 19:41
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neb:
Delphinus:

 

Jase2985:

 

last time i changed a dynamix UPS battery though, it was a right PITA, nothing like an APC UPS, had to pull half the damn thing apart, but still cheaper than buying a new one.

 

 

They are utterly terrible to replace a battery right!

 

Is this the rule for all Dynamix', or only the cheap crappy ones? For example are their real UPSes (so anything that doesn't output a stepped square wave, which is a good benchmark for "don't buy" in a UPS) any better?

 

i only used the smallest ones a few years back and they were both a PITA to replace the batteries.


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  # 2242047 21-May-2019 09:02
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if you watch the 'how to' video's on the current generation Dynamix UPS's you will notice they are pretty easy to replace the batteries on. https://youtu.be/vMTmaxdemwA

 

i guess you guys might be talking about the older ones from 5 or 6 years ago?


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  # 2242079 21-May-2019 09:29
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I use this particular model for conditioning and to hold up my machine/ps4/second switch when the power goes down. Do have to check if your gear works on it though, and I understand the sentiment that non-pure sinewave isn’t the best. A comparable sinewave ups is double the price.



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  # 2242260 21-May-2019 11:58
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SpartanVXL: I use this particular model for conditioning and to hold up my machine/ps4/second switch when the power goes down. Do have to check if your gear works on it though, and I understand the sentiment that non-pure sinewave isn’t the best. A comparable sinewave ups is double the price.


Since this thread I still haven't connected it up but yeah I would have it hooked up to the ONT and Router so I have internet while the power it out. This thread coming to surface might kick me in the arse and get around to connecting it up.

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