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APC BR1500GI and 5 years battery :O

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APC BR1500GI and 5 years battery :O

This question was originally posted by Davide on APC forums on 10/9/2015


Hi all,
I have purchased my APC BR1500GI five years ago.

Since than I never replaced the battery. 5 years is a long period.
The UPS rarely kick in since my AC is really good and stable but 5 years is a lot.

Should I replace the batteries or my APC is smart enough to notice me if a change is needed?


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Re: APC BR1500GI and 5 years battery :O

This reply was originally posted by Jordan on APC forums on 10/9/2015


My personal suggestion would be to replace it sooner than later because a five year old battery is still quite old and even though it runs well enough to pass a self test.  A new battery will obviously provide more runtime than a 5 year old battery.

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Re: APC BR1500GI and 5 years battery :O

This reply was originally posted by Jordan on APC forums on 10/9/2015


Hi Davide,

The UPS has a "self-test" feature to check its battery - out of the box, the UPS is set to run a self test every 2 weeks, but you may run one manually as you please as well.  You are correct, 5 years is a long period and you may want to consider replacing the battery in advance, but the unit is intelligent to alert you of battery issues.

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Re: APC BR1500GI and 5 years battery :O

This reply was originally posted by Davide on APC forums on 10/9/2015


self test passes without issues.

what is your suggestion? should I change the battery?

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Re: APC BR1500GI and 5 years battery :O

This reply was originally posted by Jordan on APC forums on 10/9/2015


My personal suggestion would be to replace it sooner than later because a five year old battery is still quite old and even though it runs well enough to pass a self test.  A new battery will obviously provide more runtime than a 5 year old battery.