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BP 650 S UPS and data port using Apple computer

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BP 650 S UPS and data port using Apple computer

This was originally posted on APC forums on 1/27/2009


Hi

I have a BP 650 s pro ups for my computer and crt monitor, UPS 250 for the cable modem and wirelss router and UPS 280 supporting the laptop lcd monitor. These are atleast 10 years old and working.

I wonder what sort of lifetime can I expect from these units. Can you tell me how old your APC ups is? What sort of life have you gotten?

Ken


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Re: BP 650 S UPS and data port using Apple computer

This was originally posted on APC forums on 1/28/2009


Ken,

Most people will say that UPS systems have a lifetime of around 8 to 10 years, as they are mechanical pieces of equipment and are subject to having those parts wear out after a longer period of time. Much of that depends on how often the ups has to switch to and from battery. That's not to say a UPS couldn't last longer, or shorter, than the mentioned lifetime.

The batteries in these units typically last 3-5 years themselves before needing replacement. If I were you, I would probably start to look at trading those older models in on some up-to-date models. The newer models will probably be more efficient than the older ones, and will guarentee that you aren't in a bad situation if one of those old UPS's die when you need it most.

-Mike

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Re: BP 650 S UPS and data port using Apple computer

This was originally posted on APC forums on 1/28/2009


Ken,

Most people will say that UPS systems have a lifetime of around 8 to 10 years, as they are mechanical pieces of equipment and are subject to having those parts wear out after a longer period of time. Much of that depends on how often the ups has to switch to and from battery. That's not to say a UPS couldn't last longer, or shorter, than the mentioned lifetime.

The batteries in these units typically last 3-5 years themselves before needing replacement. If I were you, I would probably start to look at trading those older models in on some up-to-date models. The newer models will probably be more efficient than the older ones, and will guarentee that you aren't in a bad situation if one of those old UPS's die when you need it most.

-Mike