[vcf-midatlantic] How's Everyone Doing

Chris Fala chrisjpf33 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 24 09:33:18 EDT 2020

Agree with all Dave said.

I used to work at an electronic repair place that dealt with industrial
test equipment and such. We would frequently get UPS units in, and not
always big ones. They usually had minor failures, fuses, capacitors, etc.,
and always seemed to be repairable and worth the effort.

On Fri, Apr 24, 2020 at 3:24 AM Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> On April 24, 2020 3:16:23 AM Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> >k, and I will do more.
> >>
> >> 4. Going to fix a APC UPS for a friend. Needs new caps.
> >
> > Thinking out loud. Does anyone replace the batteries on them or do they
> > just buy a new one? I have two with dead batteries and wonder if the cost
> > justifies replacing the batteries or just get a whole new unit?
>   I replace batteries in about twelve APC UPSes.  It's definitely worth
> it.  I have one SmartUPS 2000XL that I've had since the mid 1990s that's
> still going strong.  Years ago I bought two Matrix 5000s used from a
> surplus dealer, and got ten years of service out of one before it was
> destroyed by lightning, and a solid fifteen years of service out of the
> other before it died of natural causes just recently.
>   UPS batteries are a consumable.  Lead-acid batteries last 2-3 years
> whether they are being used or not.
>   I buy batteries from refurbups.com, for about fifteen years now.  Don't
> buy the "Werker" batteries at Batteries Plus, they are garbage.
>                    -Dave
> --
> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> New Kensington, PA

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