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Offline Rotten Johnny

Anyone know who the official distributors are for APC?
« on: June 05, 2011, 06:32:19 PM »
I need a replacement battery for my Smart UPS 1500 - no way I write to my backup arrays without an active UPS in train.
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Offline PearlJam

Re: Anyone know who the official distributors are for APC?
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2011, 06:42:21 PM »
Just make sure to select South Africa if it doesn't default

http://www.apc.com/support/contact/

All detail is there

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Re: Anyone know who the official distributors are for APC?
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2011, 06:45:49 PM »
Surely they use standard alarm batteries? Many use the 12V 7A/h type, have you had a look? Communica carries a wide range suitable for most UPSs
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Offline Family_Dog

Re: Anyone know who the official distributors are for APC?
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2011, 07:42:36 PM »
We use 12v 9A/Hr batteries - same size as the 7A/Hr ones but 30% higher capacity.


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Offline LAV

Re: Anyone know who the official distributors are for APC?
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2011, 10:04:52 PM »
IIRC the Smart-UPS 1500 uses the so-called "golf cart" batteries which are 17 Ah. I'd stick with Panasonic, CSB or Yuasa. They are almost half the price if you don't buy the made-up APC packs, the only difference is that you need to disconnect the series fuse and wiring assembly / harness from the old batts and transfer it to the new ones, and maybe stick the two batts together with double-sided tape.

http://www.apc.com/products/resource/include/techspec_index.cfm?base_sku=RBC7

You could also try Current Automation (www.rectifier.co.za), they have lots of options for batts.
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Offline leonpjhb

Re: Anyone know who the official distributors are for APC?
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2011, 06:32:44 AM »
You could also try www.phdpowerhouse.co.za. They have loads of battery types at excellent prices.