UPS Replacement

Submitted by tarvid on Tue, 10/17/2017 - 18:09

Normal mean time to failure is 3 to 5 years. My two year old (plus 3 months) did not reset on a power restoration. A power restoration is the severest load because in addition to the devices being powered, the UPS has to recharge the batteries. I reset it manually by unplugging the devices, turning on the UPS and reconnecting the devices on at a time. Not very handy if you are not around.

I have tested power interruption on a new, slightly larger UPS three times and the new one coasted through the tests.

I could simply replace the batteries and hope for the best but I elected to take the lead acid batteries to the hazardous waste facility. I have one Lithium Ion battery charger but with the horror fire stories lately, I am not sure I want one in the house.