UPS Recommendations

Charles Curley charlescurley at
Thu Aug 26 13:35:34 MDT 2010

On Thu, 26 Aug 2010 12:48:18 -0600
Andrew McNabb <amcnabb at> wrote:

> As others have said, dealing with batteries is a pain, and they fail
> frequently.  I've also been frustrated to find that when a battery
> fails, sometimes this causes the UPS to shut down power to the
> connected equipment.

I have not had any APC UPS shut down when its batteries failed.

As for battery failure, yes, it happens. Monitoring the battery (with
the aid of good software such as apcupsd) will at least give you a
warning. I run a self test from time to time, more often as the
batteries age.


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