Re: F6C800-UNV Belkin UPS?

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On Sat, Aug 11, 2007 at 12:20:09PM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Saturday 11 August 2007, Bob Goodwin wrote:
> [...]
> >
> >Gene:
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> >Bob Goodwin
> 
> I've been there too, most notably with an old NCR about the size of a full 
> tower case and around 150 pounds.  It had 4 big 6 cell gel cells in it that 
> at the price of them, got replaced with 4 ea 14AH motorcycle batteries all 
> rigged so the overflow tubes dumped into a pint of soda.  But it, even after 
> I lowered the float voltage by 4 volts, still boiled them dry at yearly 
> intervals.  But it also ran this place for over 4 hours one night before I 
> got nervous and did a gracefull shutdown.  We were 3 days getting power 
> restored that time.  So after 3 years & 2 sets of batteries it got retired, 
> and when the 1500 kva belkin I bought to replace it went tits up after the 
> third battery in 3 years, refusing to handle a reset all the machines 
> brownout for teh 4th time, it got replaced with yet another belkin, but when 
> this ones gone, the next one will say APC on it, they care about linux.
> 
> It won't be that long either, I'm convinced that belkin engineers a minimum 
> operating temperature for their gel cells of something in the 170 degree 
> range just so they can sell a new battery set at $130 a year.  I have to open 
> them up, and leave then sit and cool for about half an hour just so they can 
> be handled with bare hands.  Grrrr.  Good business model for belkin as long 
> as they can get away with it though. :(
> 

Gene:

Speaking of replacing UPS batteries, have you checked out
www.batterywholesale.com? No, I don't work for them, but I do have two
(Tripplite) UPSes here with their batteries in them. MUCH less expensive
than most other places I've found.

Fred

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