[rescue] UPS battery replacement
dgy at DakotaCom.Net
Thu Aug 24 11:54:20 CDT 2006
Michael Parson wrote:
[9AHr, 12V Panasonic]
Hmmm... 7.2AHr is a reasonably common size. Are you sure about
the 9AHr rating? (dimensions would sort that out for you)
>> Please relay both positive recommendations and any warnings about
>> dodgy sites to avoid off-list and I'll gladly summarize.
> I've bought replacement batteries from both Batteries Plus and
> Interstate Batteries with positive results. I like to buy them locally,
> since shipping on batteries can be a bitch. The replacement batteries
> tend to have just a few notches more Ah's than the stock ones. This is
> not a problem, you just get a few more minutes of backup power. =)
I bought some "BB" batteries *once* and was disappointed with them.
Panasonics have tended to be pretty consistent quality.
Note that if you *prepay* at DigiKey (I don't think a "credit
card" constitutes prepayment!) then shipping is free. (or, at
least this used to be their policy). And, buying in quantities
of 10+ is a significant price break (e.g., 10 for the price of 8).
Last I checked, $20/ea was the going rate (so your $157/pack may
still be the better deal)
[make sure you order the correct terminal configuration!!]
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