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    Batteries for a UPS

    The power seems to be going rather wonky here right now, and the UPS is showing battery fail

    Last time I bought some replacement lead acids for my Smart-Ups 600 I got them from Maplin on special offer with free shipping, so I am rather baulking at the full price compared with just buying a brand new UPS with guarantee.

    Anyone know a cheap source?

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    what kind do you need? ebay is pretty good, and maplin arent that expnesive if you go pick them up

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    there is an ebay store guy who I used to get loads of UPS's from - all with new betteries.


    http://computers.search.ebay.co.uk/_...058QQsassZhkem
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    The ones I want are 12V 7.2Ah, model MM26 at Maplins, 20 quid each and I need a pair of them. Another 35 quid on top of that, and MicroDirect could supply me a brand new UPS.

    I used to work with someone who's brother was a sparky who fitted burglar alarms. I gather he sold them for a fiver each!

    Not tried Ebay, shall go have a look.

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    Cheers Moby, that is about the price I paid last time at Maplin during their sale.

    That other ebay vendor looks rather tempting as well, I used to have a UPS on the workstations here but that went very smelly one night. Do all UPS makes occasionally fry their batteries, or is it just the APC SmartUps? I saw one at work go the same way a couple of years ago.

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    I have seen them die a few times and its a pain - ideally a ups shoud be tested weekly and replace the batteries every couple of years I think.
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