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UPS Battery replacements

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by jimmie57, Aug 2, 2018.

  1. Aug 2, 2018 #1 of 14
    jimmie57

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    My BE550G battery just died in my son's setup. I plugged the plugs into the other side of the UPS that is just surge suppressed and it is running now. My other 2 are still working. These were purchased in early 2010 as best I can tell from my old posts here. No battery has ever been replaced in them during the last 8 years.

    I find the UB1280 in several configurations.
    The 7ah is what came in it. There is an 8ah that fits right into it so that it will run 14% longer than the 7ah.
    The 9ah will not fit. It is 1/16" thicker and so it will not slide in the slot in the UPS.

    One other thing I found was that different sellers use the F1 or F2 terminal to connect with,
    The F1 is 0.187" wide and the F2 is 0.250" wide.

    I felt sure I had read this in some reviews on Amazon. Indeed , using the F1 connector caused problems for a few posters.

    I ordered 3 of them with 8ah and the F2 connection.

    Check all specs before ordering a replacement for these since the slot they fit in is snug.
     
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  2. Aug 3, 2018 #2 of 14
    P Smith

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    if you can manage to change Fx connector and find a battery of same size with higher capacity [Ah] then it would be beneficial for your UPS;
    BTW, from IT stand point - the battery should be tested (charge-discharge measuring cycle) monthly and replaced immediately after reaching 50% capacity but no longer than 5 years of work
    [corrected]
     
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  3. Aug 3, 2018 #3 of 14
    Nick

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    *than*

    Since I've gotten old and somewhat feeble, I purchase from and have my UPS batteries serviced by Interstate Batteries.

    www.interstatebatteries.com
     
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    Rich

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    If you were referring to Pete's post in this thread, isn't "then" used properly in his post?

    Rich
     
  5. Aug 3, 2018 #5 of 14
    Nick

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    No, sorry.

    I've noticed that more and more I see then and than misused. For correct usage, I would refer you to your local dictionary. I now return you to the original topic:

    UPS Battery replacements
     
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    jimmie57

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    to me, than, is correct.
     
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    A quote of the post you are responding to goes a long way toward avoiding misunderstandings.

    Now we return you to our normal discourse ...
     
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    James Long

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    And this is why it is best not to worry about minor typos and errors in posts. :(
     
  9. Aug 3, 2018 #9 of 14
    Delroy E Walleye

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    Appreciate the reminders about UPS.

    Still using the 1st one for nearly 8 & 3/4 years. Original batt and running 2 DVRs.

    Since installed, added another DVR and a PI.

    Used to run for 40 - 50 mins w/the 2 DVRs, then about a half-hour with the added equipment.

    An hour-long PF about two weeks ago showed-up the old batt. Despite one already-unplugged (& unused since UI 1037 went away, another long story) HR44 and the unplugging of the 2nd DVR to leave one recording HR and the PI, I don't think it even lasted much beyond 5 mins.

    P. Smith is right on about 5 years. Back then it would still stay up over a half-hour, and has deteriorated steadily.

    (Even so, it has still been invaluable for short-duration PFs, of which there have been many over the years).

    At any rate, I think these things are supposed to be "hot-swappable." Guess I'm gonna find out.
     
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    I am definitely not going to HOT Swap mine. I like electricity but I am not touching it unless it is unplugged from the wall.

    I think when Jason's battery ran down it ran to a dead short. Nothing runs that goes thru the battery. When I plug to the other side it is only a surge suppressor and everything hooked to it works.
     
  11. P Smith

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    well, it was a sentence of "if … then …"
    if you could explain why it should be "if … than …" ?
    ...
    ah, found the error at and of my post, I stand corrected now
     
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    Well, I switched out the one in the den and the one in the bedroom without any problem.
    When I changed the one in my sons room I got a constant squeal, which is what it was doing that caused me to buy the batteries. In his room I had one of those Monster Power Centers hooked up and 3 of the devices were plugged into it. I unplugged them one by one and restarted the UPS. The squeal was still there. Note that the Monster Power Center was plugged into the UPS. I unplugged it and the squeal stopped. I guess it finally died all together.
    I plugged in the devices that now had no power into a Power Strip and plugged the power strip where the Power Center used to be and all is working now with the Monster Power Center out of the system.
    Yeah !
    I am too old for this getting down on the floor and chasing wires behind a system. Mercy !
     
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    If you use a spell checker/grammar checker it will catch then/than errors. Mine catches those errors every time. I get a dark line under the word, means it's wrong.

    Rich
     
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    Had a APC UPS started squealing. Assumed it was the battery as that's typical and its about 10 years old. Got new battery, still made squealing noise. Checked red/black wires with VOM and no voltage there to charge the battery, like my other units. So its 12v circuit failed.

    So they do go bad. Now I have an extra battery.
     

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