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replace battery with non-apc brand?

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replace battery with non-apc brand?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 6/14/2013


Using back-ups es 750. I think the battery is dead. PowerChute shows current status 0% remaining battery and "battery is currently charging.", and that never changes. I've been unable to find a local vendor -- even the one where I purchased the backup -- that sells apc replacement batteries. They offer cyberpower, tripplite, and another brand whose name I don't remember. I'm not keen on paying shipping cost for one ordered online.

What are the community's recommendations regarding replacing with a non-APC brand? What specification for watts, VA, etc should I look for in the replacement?

TIA,

Phil

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Re: replace battery with non-apc brand?

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 6/17/2013


In addition to what BlueSky said, keep in mind, using third party batteries can avoid any remaining warranty in certain situations.

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Re: replace battery with non-apc brand?

This reply was originally posted by Joe on APC forums on 6/15/2013



Hi Phil.

If you want absolute compatibility along with the greatest longevity and runtime with your replacement battery, always go with APC branded batteries which, in this case I believe, is an RBC4.  That being said, they are other manufacturers/rebranders that produce replacement batteries.  Generically, the battery appears to be a 12volt @ 12amp/hr battery.  Dimensions are: Length: 5.95" x Width: 3.86" x Height: 3.94".

I personally have experimented with installing battery from other manufacturers in my UPS systems resulting in varying levels of satisfaction and I consistently find APC-branded batteries to be the best.  I hope this helps.

(P.S.  I don't work for APC and I don't own stock in the company.  I'm just loyal to the brand).

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Re: replace battery with non-apc brand?

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 6/17/2013


In addition to what BlueSky said, keep in mind, using third party batteries can avoid any remaining warranty in certain situations.