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Old 10th June, 2002, 12:29 AM
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APC backup powersupply

I've got an old APC Personal Powercell with a dead battery, it dided slowly over the last 8 (or so) years. Now, is there any way to "re-constitute" the battery? The system is designed to constantly re-charge the battery when the system is plugged in even if nothing is powered from the battery so its not like it just needs a re-charge, it's self re-charging. Anyone have any ideas?
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Old 10th June, 2002, 01:18 AM
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I have had to buy MANY replacment batteries for APC's for clients- what model is your? I use EBAY, you can find them new cheaper then what APC will charge you for a new one-
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Old 10th June, 2002, 01:37 AM
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Opps :-D ya got me stumped there now...........
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I've found several sites that don't want much more than $20 US for a replacement but I'm just wondering if there's something I can do with the one I have to re-vitalize it.
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Old 10th June, 2002, 02:04 AM
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Odds are the battery should be replaced. I had a 500va backup since my old P75... Not too long ago, I realized she ain't what she used to be. As I witnessed a brownout to my whole house, that took down my machine in a heartbeat. The next day I went out and got a good deal at staples, and my old one went into the garbage.
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Sometimes there a necessary thing- a new client of mine wondered why i immidiatly put one into her computer room- then i explained it will save her from loosing all 10000 clients data :-D
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I've found several sites that don't want much more than $20 US for a replacement but I'm just wondering if there's something I can do with the one I have to re-vitalize it.
Where did you find sites that have these batteries for $20? I've got one with a dead battery. Its an APC back-ups 600.
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Where did you find sites that have these batteries for $20? I've got one with a dead battery. Its an APC back-ups 600.
I didn't save the links, but a "Back-UPS" is different from a "Personal Powercell" so you might find that the battery you'd need costs more.
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Re: APC backup powersupply

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I've got an old APC Personal Powercell with a dead battery, it dided slowly over the last 8 (or so) years. Now, is there any way to "re-constitute" the battery?
If the battery's lasted 8 years, then you've done extremely well out of it!

There are ways of reconstituting the battery, but they're generally pretty nasty, and not very effective. Picking up a new battery for it would be easier and cheaper!

Just don't forget to ensure the old battery is recycled.

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Talk to loop.. I think he's the one who wired a pile of gell cells to a single APC, for hours and hours of back-up power.
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