[vcf-midatlantic] Good news / please read, Re: museum network rack
telmnstr at 757.org
Fri Jun 29 16:34:24 EDT 2018
> The good news about buying a new unit, is new batteries. Any donated unit
> would have old or no batteries, you'd have to buy new ones for use. Typically
> gel-cell batteries are tens of dollars each plus tens of dollars shipping,
My APC 1500va 2u unit, I just buy new batteries at $20/ea, 4 total. Used
units are everywhere and near free. One popped last year and off-gassed so
I just unplugged the battery sled and haven't bothered replacing them yet.
I got the unit cheap somewhere.
A set of batteries lasts 4 years I'd guess.
I used to have a 36kva unit. The batteries would have cost $6000 to
replace when it hit the end of the line. That system was impressive but a
beast. 300 amps, 3 phase 208 out.
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