[rescue] HP UPS - 3000XR? Any Good?

Erie Patsellis 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
>surplus thing.
>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
>particular widget.
>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?
>wes will
>(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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