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Re: UPS failure modes (was: fire at NAC)

  • From: Steven M. Bellovin
  • Date: Thu May 29 15:13:16 2003

In message <[email protected]>, Gerald writes:
>On Thu, 29 May 2003, Bill Woodcock wrote:
>> I've seen two previous APCs (both Matrixes) fry batteries...  The
>> batteries balloon up, and get really hot, and are too big to extract from
>> the chassis.
>I've also personally witnessed an APC do this. I'm not a fan of APC.
>They sent us a replacement APC but I still prefer the rack mount Tripp
>Lites we used at the last company I worked for.

There was a recent recall of some of their home/SOHO UPSs -- battery 
overheating, with risk of fire.

		--Steve Bellovin, (me) (2nd edition of "Firewalls" book)