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Re: [vox-tech] UPS and auto battery
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Re: [vox-tech] UPS and auto battery

There was a discussion on Slashdot a while back which pointed out a couple of 
First, the built-in battery charger might not be capable of recharging a much 
larger battery and could shutdown, overheat or do something else spectacular 
or unfriendly.
Second, the inverter (the thing that changes DC to AC) cooling also may not be 
up to running more than a half an hour or so and could also shutdown, 
overheat or do something spectacular or unfriendly.

Paul (not an EE)

On Tuesday 02 March 2004 10:07, Rod Roark wrote:
> I have had an APC Back-UPS 500 for a few years and it looks
> like the battery is finally dead.  It's a small 12V sealed
> lead-acid battery, about 6" x 2.5" x 3.5".  The back of the
> UPS says it can output 10A of current.  The battery itself
> says "12V, 7AH/20HR".
> One thing I never liked about this UPS is the anemic backup
> power time, about 5-10 minutes (and now zero).
> I guess you know where this is going... am wondering if it
> makes sense to buy a standard (sealed) car battery and wire
> it up to the UPS?  Any EE experts here care to comment?
> Thanks,
> -- Rod
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