[rescue] Revive an APC Matrix 5000?

Nadine Miller vraptor at promessage.com
Wed Apr 7 20:30:56 CDT 2004

Phil Stracchino wrote:

>>Being the electrical idiot that I am, I'm wondering if giving the batteries
>>a trickle charge might revive them enough so that they can be recognized and
>>then cycled by the electronics on the Matrix. Or, is it just better to
>>source the replacement batteries if I want to get it functional? Anyone have
>>a preferred vendor and a ballpark cost on that?
> A Matrix 5000?  You should pack it up and ship it to me.  :)
> Or, if you want to actually get it working, try going to
> www.lonestarcomputer.com.  They have batteries for just about anything,
> and can even factory-recondition your UPS.

My new local geek crew recommended alarm companies as a good
source of various sizes of batteries at less than ridiculous
retail prices, since they also generally install emergency
lighting and such as well.


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