Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


295 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 7


Topic # 152358 24-Sep-2014 10:52
Send private message

Hi all

My aged APC SmartUPS 750XL which has served me well seems to have gone n died ... along with a new bettery.

Couple of questions.
* Is it possible to buy just the case/controller bits without the battery(s)?
* Does anyone know what other UPS's use the same batteries?

Be nice to make use of the battery without having buy a whole new UPS.

Cheers


Create new topic
3224 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 624

Trusted

  Reply # 1144016 30-Sep-2014 09:56
Send private message

A quick google revealed to me that the batteries are just 2x 7ah SLA batteries wired in series to make them 24v.
The video showed the APC SmartUPS 750 but i imagine the XL is a similar model.

Anyhow the 7 amp 12 volt Sealed Lead Acid batteries are about $30 each (you use two of them) from Ideal Electrical and used in almost every UPS - but you need to keep the wiring loom on the batteries.


I can tell you Dynamix and Digitus use them, as well as most other APC models - I have a 1500va that uses them too.




Ray Taylor
Taylor Broadband (rural hawkes bay)
www.ruralkiwi.com

There is no place like localhost
For my general guide to extending your wireless network Click Here




4199 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2432

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1144047 30-Sep-2014 10:22
Send private message

I run an APC Smart-UPS 1500 230V, which uses Replacement Battery Cartridge #7  (RBC7)
An excellent UPS, very reliable.
Available from Ascent.




Sideface


Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.