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I'm looking to replace my aging APC UPS... it was an old model 1000VA that I picked up about 6 years ago, cheap, while "On sale" at a local failing CompUSA... I also seem to recall that at the time, it was a "discontinued" model from APC...

Anyway, I've noticed lately, that it would appear its battery is pretty much shot and dead; as anytime I get just the slightest power hiccup in my area resulting in the slightest surge, causing my lights to flicker... the APC will beep, and suddenly my computers shut down. No battery at all... they just shut down.. bam.

Power goes out for any extended period of time, and bam! ...computers are down; no battery.

So I want to replace this APC with a newer and little more reliable one that I can run both my computers on.

I'm looking at running my Sig Rig, and my Sparrow rig, on a single one... and in the future I might be upgrading my 650wt PSU to a more powerful 1000wt.

So I could be running an 850wt PSU and a 1000wt PSU on the same UPS; plus two Viewsonic LCD's.

I am curious as to whether THIS ONE, would be sufficient for both my systems?

I am not as familiar with specs and their meanings on these UPS units and I think thats why my current one is shot. I must have been pulling too much power from it?
     
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Should be fine, as long as the rig as setup to start shutdown immediately after a brown out hits. The battery at tops will last you no more than a few minutes in most cases. Unless your a avid folder and leave your rig drawing 100% peak all the time then i would look into getting a higher wattage UPS.
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Batteries go bad after a while. It's a fact of life. If you get a new UPS then its battery will go bad in a while too. Just buy a new battery, you'll be good to go.
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You are not interested in buying replacement batteries?

I read somewhere that you should replace them every 3-4 years.
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Not too sure about how to go about replacing the battery in this thing that I have now... and for that matter, I'm not entirely sure if it IS a problem with the battery or if just the entire unit itself is going bad.... as I said, it was a pretty old model and I don't think APC even makes it anymore, it hasn't been listed on their products page on their website for a few years now. A couple years after I bought it, I seem to have gotten the impression from somewhere that CompUSA was selling them off cheap cause APC discontinued them or something.

I can post its Model Number in about 30 - 45 mins after I get home from the office.
     
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Im not much of an apc guy. If I were you id look into this one. More powerful same price. I've had better much with these units.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16842102048

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Batteries go bad after a while. It's a fact of life. If you get a new UPS then its battery will go bad in a while too. Just buy a new battery, you'll be good to go.
This is exactly what I would do. Replace the battery.

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Not too sure about how to go about replacing the battery in this thing that I have now... and for that matter, I'm not entirely sure if it IS a problem with the battery or if just the entire unit itself is going bad.... as I said, it was a pretty old model and I don't think APC even makes it anymore, it hasn't been listed on their products page on their website for a few years now. A couple years after I bought it, I seem to have gotten the impression from somewhere that CompUSA was selling them off cheap cause APC discontinued them or something.

I can post its Model Number in about 30 - 45 mins after I get home from the office.
Also, here is a link to apc's site that you can pick you your model and find it's replacement battery number.

And that that point you can just find some etailer that sells the replacement batteries in your area.
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This works great, powers my 27 " iMac @load, phone, switch, 30" dell IPS, and old dell pos server along with dell 20" lcd.
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post #9 of 12
If it was a pretty good one than it might be worth replacing the battery, but if you're not sure what the problem is with it and it was just an average model it might be better to replace it.

I have an APC UPS that is probably 1 step higher than the one you listed, good for 865w of load. My work pc, phenom quad, 6gb ram, 2 monitors, printer, gts 450 all at full load is pulling about 60% of the capacity of it from what the display shows. But this pc and peripherals all connected to it idling is probably around 30-40% usage, which means you could double it. Although 2 rigs pulling 250-350w with screens will only last about 2-3 minutes on battery so its more of a shut-down safely deal.
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Finally home, found its Model Number... BX1000

It is THIS ONE, that I have...

Says its using THIS BATTERY...

But as I said. I don't really know if the problem really is the battery or not. The unit has these 4 lights on the front, and always the top "Online" light stays on. The bottom light, "replace battery" never lights up as far as I can tell. I bought it in late 2005 and already then, APC's site had it listed as discontinued so I presumed it was a bargain at the time.

At this point I'm just trying to figure out if its worth keeping, or replacing...

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Originally Posted by Tempest_Inc View Post
Im not much of an apc guy. If I were you id look into this one. More powerful same price. I've had better much with these units.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16842102048

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That one looks tempting, might look more into it. I know I can buy it locally too.
     
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