[vcf-midatlantic] OT: FIOS Voice Backup Battery Replacement for 12V 7.2Ah

William Dudley wfdudley at gmail.com
Mon Jul 18 18:20:49 EDT 2016

You can buy a generic SLA battery on ebay (or anywhere, really), and they
come in standard sizes so you can hardly mess up buying a replacement for
the FiOS battery.

I bought a Harbor Freight generator after Hurricane Irene left me without
power for a week.

I converted it to natural gas, you can buy a kit to do that on the
internet.  Google is
your friend.

I chain it to the house when in use so it won't walk away.

Having it run on nat gas was a huge win when Sandy had me without power for
week (or more).  I didn't have to queue up for gasoline.

If I had it to do over again, I'd buy the 4KW generator, the 7KW is
The 4KW is the smallest one with 220 2-phase output, so it can run my well

Bill Dudley

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On Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 5:49 PM, Ray Sills via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> Hi Jeff:
> I bought a replacement at Home Depot… or was it Lowes… anyway, no sweat.
> Simple install, works like a champ.  Of course, we haven’t had a power
> failure to give it an endurance test.
> 73 de Ray
> > On Jul 18, 2016, at 4:48 PM, Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> >
> > So I heard this beeping about every 30 minutes or so. I thought it was a
> > watch. My sister heard it too and didn't tell me so I was going nuts
> trying
> > to find it. It turns out that it was the replacement battery light on our
> > FIOS box. This is the battery backup in case power fails and lasts about
> 8
> > hours. It didn't help with Sandy because the power was out for 8 days.
> >
> > So anyway I need to replace it. It is 12V 7.2 Ah. The one that Verizon
> > sells is 12V 8Ah:
> >
> https://www.verizon.com/home/accessories/fios-voice-backup-battery/?&skuParam=sku510023
> > .
> >
> > I figure that I can get a cheaper or better one (longer lasting). Before
> I
> > start searching eBay, Google search are there any recommendations or
> > warnings?
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > == Jeff Brace

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