UPS buying suggestion
erich at alogt.com
Wed Oct 16 05:43:23 UTC 2013
On Wed, 16 Oct 2013 12:35:32 +1000
yudi v <yudi.tux at gmail.com> wrote:
> > APC BackUPS Pro 420 to keep three HP microservers alive. What!?
> > Yes, it works. The power they draw varies greatly depending on what
> > type and how many drives you have in the bays and (I think with the
> > Microservers) their processing workload.
> Nice to know you got 3 servers running off a 420 VA unit,
> surprising it can handle 3 units when the power goes off.
it is caused by the good design of the server's power supply unit.
> how do I tell what type of battery an UPS takes?
APC tells you to use theirs. But you can take the battery out and ask a
battery dealer if there is a replavement available.
> I am also looking at APC Smart-UPS SC 420VA
This sounds like a perfect deal if the price is well below USD 200.
> within my budget, it's got AVR, and user replaceable battery, but
> cannot tell whether it accepts a generic one.
It will be possible in a private environment to use the battery of the
same type which is a bit smaller in size. The connectors seem to be
Your URL shows the two battery types the UPS works with. Ask a search
engine if there are compatible batteries available. This is the case
for many APS models I know.
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