Originally Posted by pulverizor
good, thing I asked about FSP
so you think their lying about those stats on their site then? (that's a big legal risk they take)holyfook now that's a YUGE surprise iirc they were always suppose to be the main competitor of APC so you sure about that? unless their quality has taken a nosedive recently
anyway where I live greatest battery available is for APC (of course duh) followed by Eaton (far behind) so that leaves APC only I guess & tough luck they're the most expensive :/
I've pulled more Belkin and Cyberpower UPS for causing problems and not working properly than any other brands so far over from the 90's till now. I avoid them like the plague. Some Cyberpower hold up decently, some don't... it's usually a problem with the UPS itself and not the batteries too.
I just wish there could be a UPS running on commercially available batteries (ie. standard instead of proprietary) I mean technically that's possible right? and a company which does that would gain much better reputation so in the long run it'd be profitable for them
I have pulled more Belkin and Cyberpower UPS for causing issues and not working right than any other brands over the years. Usually it's a problem with the UPS itself, and not the batteries... The batteries are just casualties of a horrible UPS unfortunately. I will say, some cyberpower work well. I just wont buy or reccommend them. If someone has one and it works, i'll let them run it and even replace its batteries ever 2 1/2 years. If it does even one thing funny though, out to the trash it goes. Belkin, never though.
From past experiences with them I'd basically say i don't think, but know... atleast here in the US. FSP UPS aren't as common here, thats for sure. But i'd imagine a Republic of China company would send the same cost cutting copy product to all countries the same. Sure not where i'd hedge my bets.
In all actuality, alot of these UPS use a battery pack that consists of 2 or 4 commercially used batteries in parallel. You can actually buy the batteries individually if you feel like rebuilding the packs. I have done this a few times, it's not too bad. Check out batteriesplus online to look up your pack for your UPS and they will tell you which batteries are available for replacement to rebuild the pack.
There's no reason you couldn't, so long as you don't mind it looking like a monstrosity and are decent with electrical wiring. Basically, you could build your own powerwall in a multitude of ways. bmgjet did a pretty cool little system as he talked about a few posts back. All discussion about a UPS choice aside, it sounds like you are quite interested in this type of thing and want to learn... you should further research into power systems/backup generation and conditioning to get a further grasp of how everything works and maybe try to build your own setup in the future! In my case, i've dealt with power generation and storage systems in my line of work for years so i have a decent grasp, but still learning more and more everyday myself as i'm planning on building up my own setup in the hopefully nearer future.