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Change UPS battery or buy a new one?


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#1 tantrik

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 03:51 AM

Dear friends,

I have a POWERTECH 650 VA UPS (made in china). I bought and started using that UPS on 16/10/2014. Yesterday (19/02/2017) after a main power failure, the UPS turned off within 1-2 seconds and hence I could not save my work in my PC. The UPS could not give backup after subsequent power failures. 

Should I get a new battery for the UPS or just buy a new UPS? Which one would be beneficial? How will I know that the UPS will still be functional for a longer time even after the battery has been replaced? I mean will the UPS circuits will still be reliably functional even after the battery has been replaced?

Thanks in advance



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#2 eth4n

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 04:04 AM

Hi,

 

I'd personally look for a new one, preferably APC.


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#3 tantrik

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 10:34 AM

Hi,

 

I'd personally look for a new one, preferably APC.

Thanks for your suggestion. I will get a new UPS then.



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Posted 21 February 2017 - 10:47 AM

I can't say the UPS itself is bad or not but batteries in a UPS only last about 3 years. Why buy a brand new UPS when all you would need is a battery and APC sells those along with Ebay. Most UPSs have a standard battery. I guess it's would depend on how much you paid for the UPS. From what I have seen on their website the UPS's look fairly decent.



#5 tantrik

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 02:46 AM

Thanks to all for your suggestion



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Posted 17 March 2017 - 03:33 PM

I prefer to buy a whole new unit.

Of course the battery is bad, but also the surge protection circuitry gives out over time and any warranty you have on the unit will be void after replacing a battery.

Better to start new and know your computer is protected.  


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