[CentOS] Emergency rescue help needed

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Fri Jan 30 17:17:37 UTC 2009


on 1-30-2009 12:15 AM Anne Wilson spake the following:
> On Thursday 29 January 2009 23:46:12 Lanny Marcus wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 6:07 PM, Chris Boyd <cboyd-1sEnLahcNUY4yJ9dIELTZQC/G2K4zDHf at public.gmane.org> wrote:
>>> On Jan 29, 2009, at 2:44 PM, Anne Wilson wrote:
>>>>> You said that the UPS is fully charged. I wonder if you need a UPS
>>>>> with larger capacity and if your UPS is working properly.
>>>> I don't think there's any problem with the UPS (APC).
>>> I've seen APC rack mount systems shut down the power outlets when
>>> doing their self-test and the batteries were dodgy.
>> After reading that her village was on generator power, etc., I would
>> be suspicious of the health of that UPS. If the box has problems, it
>> may be because the UPS was unable to cope with the very heavy
>> prolonged workload. If the UPS does not have Automatic Voltage
>> Regulation, without using the battery, it would also have been working
>> harder?
>>
> Technicalities of power supply are not in any way my expertise.  Are you 
> saying that it would be wise to change the battery?
> 
Batteries are usually good for 3 to 4 years, but I have about a dozen APC
UPS's that didn't make 2 years. Either the batteries were a defective lot, or
the UPS's themselves overcharged them as they are all swollen and some have
started seeping.
All the bad UPS's are APC LS 700's  purchased in mid 2007 per my records. I
have considered contacting APC, but I doubt that they will care much.

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