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

  • From: Dan Hollis
  • Date: Thu May 29 15:22:15 2003

On Thu, 29 May 2003, Gerald wrote:
> 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.

Anyone had experience with Belkin UPSes? Theyre much cheaper than APC, 
and seem to have a longer runtime. I wonder about the long term 
reliability though. Data points would be helpful.

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