[rescue] HP UPS - 3000XR? Any Good?
erie at shelbyvilledesign.com
Tue Oct 25 18:01:57 CDT 2005
might have some bigger drives for em....
Wes Will wrote:
>Since I can get NO (None, Nyet, Zero, Nichts, Nada) information about my
>old Deltec PRR2500A UPS which has popped a part or two, not even
>battery-connection diagrams, I'm looking to replace a fairly large UPS or
>two. I'd love to have a 15KVA job or bigger, with a gennie for backup
>charging, but it ain't happenin' on my geek pittance, so I'm doing the
>I've got a line on an HP 3000XR in a 2U rack case, and was wondering if
>anyone out there had any good/bad/indifferent experience with this
>I'm old-fashioned, so I'm not exactly sold on a transformerless UPS, but I
>don't see why it should be any worse than a switching power supply, either.
> I also like the thought that maybe I could manage to heave this one
>around, in spite of my arthritis and current semi-functional condition, but
>that's beside the point in reality. As long as there exists a block and
>tackle, I can raise the thing. Leverage is where you find it....
>Any opinions? Also, is this a 12-, 24-, or 48- volt system? Or more? And
>how tough is it going to be to extend the battery bus, to add capacity
>externally? (I would be adding a separate charging circuit for the
>batteries that were external and switching them into the circuit at
>power-fail to beef up the run time. I have a soldering iron and I'm not
>afraid to use it.)
>Opinions? Options? Got any ideas here?
>(Hey Erie, did you ever get either of those 20-bay monsters you came and
>got from my place running again? Sounds like somebody else has a couple or
>four to toss just like 'em. www)
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