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Replacing UPS

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Replacing UPS

This question was originally posted by val on APC forums on 10/3/2012


Hi! I have a simple question. We have about 50 ups units that we have had for 3+ years and some have died on us, luckily I have spares to replace the failed units. My question is instead of ordering a whole new ups unit can i just order the internal battery that goes inside the unit? Does this cost less or is it best to order new units and not just the internal batteries? I have about 5 units that no longer work but instead of ordering brand new units is it best to just order replacement batteries?

Thanks for any help!


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Re: Replacing UPS

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 10/3/2012


depending on the UPS model, it may be cheaper to order a new unit.

for smaller UPS models, a new battery may cost $30 and a new unit is $40. The thing is the stand-alone battery will only come with a 1 year warranty on the battery itself. you can trade in your UPS using our trade UPS service and get a new unit with a new 3 year warranty on the UPS and battery.

on larger units, it makes sense to just replace the battery if the battery is say $50 and the UPS is $900.

there is some more info on apc.com/recycle

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Re: Replacing UPS

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 10/3/2012


depending on the UPS model, it may be cheaper to order a new unit.

for smaller UPS models, a new battery may cost $30 and a new unit is $40. The thing is the stand-alone battery will only come with a 1 year warranty on the battery itself. you can trade in your UPS using our trade UPS service and get a new unit with a new 3 year warranty on the UPS and battery.

on larger units, it makes sense to just replace the battery if the battery is say $50 and the UPS is $900.

there is some more info on apc.com/recycle