[CentOS] UPS Batteries

Thomas E Dukes edukes at alltel.net
Sat Mar 25 03:05:41 UTC 2006


> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org 
> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Dale Sykora
> Sent: Friday, March 24, 2006 9:43 PM
> To: CentOS mailing list
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] UPS Batteries
> 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!!
> > 
> > Eddie
> If you are trying to save money, you might want to try the following. 
> If you open your UPS and get the model # from the old battery 
> or the AmpHour, voltage, and physical size.  You can usually 
> find replacement batteries cheaper than a comparable 
> replacement battery kit for your UPS.


My UPS died a while back and I was wanting to get another.  Thought I could
buy a used one w/o batteries to save on shipping and buy the new batteries
locally but haven't had much luck getting/finding a battery or batteries
locally at a resonable price.

I saw an APC BR1200 at Office Depot for $149 that may work if its compatible
with the APC Network Shutdown software for Linux.  If not, it does have the
serial port and should be compatible with apcupsd.


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