[vcf-midatlantic] Good news / please read, Re: museum network rack

Ethan O'Toole 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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