[CentOS] UPS Batteries

Chris Mauritz chrism at imntv.com
Fri Mar 24 18:17:52 UTC 2006

edukes at alltel.net wrote:
>> From: Mark Schoonover <schoon at amgt.com>
>> Date: 2006/03/24 Fri PM 12:22:21 EST
>> To: 'CentOS mailing list' <centos at centos.org>
>> Subject: RE: [CentOS] UPS Batteries
>> edukes at alltel.net <mailto:edukes at alltel.net> tapped at Friday, March 24,
>> 2006 6:21 AM:
>>> Hello,
>>> This may be a really stupid question, but can a gel type marine
>>> battery be used in a UPS? 
>>> Thanks
>> I don't think so. Gelcells are different than the sealed lead acid batteries
>> found in UPS's. They have different charging requirements, and will
>> discharge differently than SLAs. Probably best to purchase replacement
>> batteries from the manufacturer...
>> HTH
> Thanks for the info!!

Depending on the vendor of the UPS, you may be able to cheaply replace 
the original batteries.  APC has a program called "ChargeUPS" or 
somesuch that sends you replacement batteries and allows you to send 
your old batteries back to them "freight pre-paid" so you don't have to 
deal with disposing of them properly (which can be a pain in the behind 
in some areas).


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