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RBC32 replacement with different battery specs. Hazard?

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RBC32 replacement with different battery specs. Hazard?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 9/10/2010


I received a RBC32 replacement battery set from APC for a Back-UPS 1250NS. I compared the new battery specs with the original and found a significant difference. Each original cell is rated at 9.0 amp-hours and initial current of 3.6 amps. The new cells are rated at 7.2 amp-hours and initial current at 2.16 amps max. It’s the current rating that concerns me.

I need to know if this under-rated replacement could lead to overheating and cause a fire.


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RBC32 replacement with different battery specs. Hazard?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 9/10/2010


I received a RBC32 replacement battery set from APC for a Back-UPS 1250NS. I compared the new battery specs with the original and found a significant difference. Each original cell is rated at 9.0 amp-hours and initial current of 3.6 amps. The new cells are rated at 7.2 amp-hours and initial current at 2.16 amps max. It’s the current rating that concerns me.

I need to know if this under-rated replacement could lead to overheating and cause a fire.

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Re: RBC32 replacement with different battery specs. Hazard?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 9/10/2010


Thanks for your quick reply! The UPS model # is BN1250, SN# JB0614011551. I used the APC UPS Battery Replacement & Upgrade Selector to determine the battery replacement. Entered the model number, BN1250. The battery came from APC through Amazon. The new battery APC serial number is 3A1026X25223. Same profile, size and cable as the old battery.

Thank you for checking this out. I'm not installing it until I get the okay to do so.

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RBC32 replacement with different battery specs. Hazard?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 9/10/2010


I received a RBC32 replacement battery set from APC for a Back-UPS 1250NS. I compared the new battery specs with the original and found a significant difference. Each original cell is rated at 9.0 amp-hours and initial current of 3.6 amps. The new cells are rated at 7.2 amp-hours and initial current at 2.16 amps max. It’s the current rating that concerns me.

I need to know if this under-rated replacement could lead to overheating and cause a fire.