[CentOS] Emergency rescue help needed
cannewilson at googlemail.com
Fri Jan 30 17:28:56 UTC 2009
On Friday 30 January 2009 17:17:00 Chris Boyd wrote:
> On Jan 30, 2009, at 4:19 AM, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > I know I was shocked at the price I had to pay last time I replaced
> > the APC
> > battery. My favourite vendor sells a lot of Liebert PowerSure UPSs,
> > so I
> > presume they have had no problems with them, or they'd have given up
> > by now.
> > There is a large range, and the prices are good, but the only thing
> > I can say
> > is that I haven't heard anyone complain. I'd prefer to hear a
> > positive report
> > before buying.
> My company is a Leibert UPS VAR. We became one after we started
> having problems with the APC systems we were using (I mentioned the
> shutdowns earlier on the list) and started buying Leibert for our own
> use. Leibert's people contacted us so we could get better pricing.
> I'll never use another APC again.
That's comforting. If I can't get an APC battery at a reasonable price I'll
take a look at that. I'm using a Smart-UPS 700, and replacing it would be
expensive for a home system. My son-in-law has a Leibert on his system
(which uses a lot more power than mine) and is happy with it, but hasn't had
it so long, so I'm glad to get another opinion.
> In the US we have a specialty battery retailer called "Batteries Plus"
> that's a good source for replacement batteries. If you are not too
> far from a good sized city you should be able to find a similar
> business where you are. Voltage and current ratings and the form
> factors for batteries are worldwide industry standards, so you should
> be able to find replacements for far less money than getting the
> "certified" batteries from APC.
OK, thanks. I'll look around. I guess if they are selling 'standard'
batteries they will have some way of making sure that what I buy is
compatible. Another adventure :-)
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