Somewhat off topic (Batteries)
matt at frozenatom.com
Sun Aug 3 21:24:53 MDT 2008
Nice, their prices are among the lowest, and the price for name brand
Panasonic aren't that bad either. FWIW I got two 3000's that I run so it
brings me to the 16 :)
Ya APC likes to sell you the replacement "packs" which if you are willing to
buy a bit of doublesided tape and take some time to move the connectors over
it can save you a lot of $$ which you have obviously seen.
On Sun, Aug 3, 2008 at 5:13 PM, Michael Torrie <torriem at gmail.com> wrote:
> Matt Nelson wrote:
> > Does anyone have a good place to buy some UPS batteries? I need to get
> > to replenish my old ones, so money can obviously add up quick. Also are
> > there any brands that you guys like? I have used the "Universal Battery"
> > brand and have been impressed with the quality and length of time they
> > lasted.
> > FWIW, I am looking to replace a bunch of Panasonic LC-R127R2P1's.
> > http://www.apc.com/resource/include/techspec_index.cfm?base_sku=RBC12
> We buy all our UPS batteries at Portable Power Systems,
> http://gotbatteries.com. Their prices are pretty good and you can get
> some nice volume discounts.
> In typical APC fashion, APC didn't list the actual battery specs on that
> link you gave. What you should do is look on your expired batteries and
> see what capacity they are and then see what PPS has. I've had very
> good luck with their house brands, and you can typically get a ups
> battery for $9-15 a piece (looks like you'll need 8), which is a
> fraction of what APC would charge you. In one case the battery tabs
> were a different size, so you'll want to check that before you buy, or
> else just replace the connectors on the wires. A couple of years back,
> we replaced 64 batteries in our primary UPS unit for under $1000 and APC
> was going to charge us like $6500.
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