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Don’t throw away your UPS

by on Mar.14, 2019, under Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)

I always recommend getting a standard desktop UPS, such as APC’s 850VA BE850M2 on Amazon or APC’s 1500VA BX1500M also on Amazon, to protect your hard drive for dips in power (brownouts and blackouts).

At some point your UPS’s battery is going to fail. It’s common to want to replace the entire UPS unit, but you can save a considerable amount of money by simply replacing the battery.

Most manufacturers, like APC, offer a battery replacement lookup tool such as this:

Here’s a running list of battery cartridges I encounter with inexpensive replacements with Prime shipping on Amazon:

APC RBC109 – BR1500LCD, BX1500LCD, BR1200G, BR1300LCD, BX1300LCD, BN1250LCD

APC RBC17 – BE650G1, BE750G, BR700G, BE850M2, BX850M, BE650G, BN600, BN650M1, BN700MC, BN900M

APC RBC124 – BR1500G, BR1300G, BX1500M, BX1500G, SMC1000-2U, SMC1000-2UC, BR1500GI, SMC1000-2U, SMC1000-2UC

APC RBC7 – SMT1500, SMT1500C, SMT1500US, SUA1500, SUA1500US

APC RBC33 – BT1500, BT1500BP, BR1500, BX1500, SC1000, SN1000

(Note this is not APC branded)

(Note this is not APC branded)

Amazon is a great solution for ordering if you have access to a Prime account because these parts tend to be heavy and expensive to ship.

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