OT: Ed Pawlowski Q?

Hi Ed,
Not that long ago you referenced where you purchased your replacement RBC6 batteries for your UPS for what seemed an incredibly low price. Would you mind reminding me where you purchased them?
My SU1000 UPS's batts are DEAD!!!
Thanks
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On 9/7/2015 7:05 PM, bobmct wrote:

IIRC, those are 12V 12AHr batteries (two in a "pack"). You should be able to find a "generic" (i.e., non-APC) replacement from any reputable battery vendor (Panasonic, Power Sonic, etc.) for ~$40-50 ea. (You can find "cheap" batteries for half that price)
If you go that route, be sure to harvest the "jumper assembly" that ties the two batteries together (typically, it also has a fuse as part of the jumper). You'll have to find some double sided tape *or* wide "packing tape" to hold the two batteries together. Be sure to specify batteries with 1/4" spade terminals!
Do yourself a favor and record the date that you replaced them (write it on the batteries!) for future reference. If your batteries don't last long, your UPS charging circuit is either dead *or* (more likely) *cooking* the batteries (too high of a float setting).
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On 09/07/2015 10:18 PM, Don Y wrote:

Or that the replacement batteries were of inferior quality.
Perce
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On 9/7/2015 8:05 PM, Percival P. Cassidy wrote:

The quality of the battery typically is reflected by it's performance while *powering* loads. The life of the battery (all else being equal) is largely determined by the quality of the *charger*/maintenance circuitry.
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This is were I got them, but there are others: Thanks again for shopping at www.batterysharks.com!
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On 9/8/2015 11:20 AM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:

Digikey sells 10 batteries for the price of 8 (a deal *if* you can use 8 or more!). In the past, if you *prepaid* (i.e., mailed a *check*, not credit card!) your order, shipping was free! For something like 10 batteries, this was a significant savings!
Unfortunately, they seem to have changed that policy -- no doubt cuz folks like me were dinging them for heavy items!
[OTOH, they had no problem stuffing 2 or 3 pounds of CATALOG into the box when it was *your* dime!!]
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