Battery replacements for a UPS

by Volker Weber

I asked about replacement batteries for my Smart-UPS 1000 just two days ago, and I have learned a lot during that timeframe. I was looking at a SRP of 200+ Euro for what turned out to be a pair of 12V 12Ah batteries. The cheapest I could get them was for 150 plus shipping.

Then Sascha and Joerg suggested I should check with Conrad.de which sold the same spec battery for 50 each, taking the price down to 100. Ahmad suggested Reichelt.de which sell the same kit for 28 each. Today I received an email from Detlev who says that replacing Panasonic with Mc Power gear takes the price down to 17 + vat which is below 20. Can you imagine this? Paying 40 instead of 200 for the same stuff? I will give Zimmermann Electronic a call in the morning and see whether they have inventory of their 24 Eur batteries. That would mean I can pick them up right away and save on the shipment.

Meanwhile Schweppes has given me the Smart-UPS 620 he does not use any more:

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It has a lower spec than my device but it could still protect the stuff that I need running: DSL-Modem, BenHur, WLAN AP, NSLU2 and external drives — if it were not broken for exactly the same reasons. The good news is: It only needs one battery instead of two that go into the UPS 1000. With exactly the same spec. So now I am shopping for three batteries and will be able to add more devices later.

Evil thought: Add a 500 W spot. So the next time power goes out, all the others might be sitting in the dark. :-)

Comments

wir haben damals bei http://battery-direct.de/ die batterie schnell und recht preiswert bekommen.

Nico Lumma, 2005-07-17

120 Euro ist nicht schlecht für eine RBC6. Aber wie gesagt: Es geht VIEL billiger.

Volker Weber, 2005-07-17

oh..
Sie sollten nach einem BMW oä. und dem damit verbundenem Kaufpreis fragen :)

Andreas Mayer, 2005-07-18

Traumhafte Zustände mit der SmartUPS1000. Die Batterien für meine RM3000 sind deutlich teurer :(

Karsten W. Rohrbach, 2005-07-18

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