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Re: APC smart ups 600

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thing wrote:
> I have old one one of these but its dead....I tried to charge the sealed
> 12v batteries overnight but I am getting nothing so....I am reluctant to
> buy two new batteries in case the unit itself is dead....does it need
> power in the batteries in order to come to life? I think some of the old
> ones can I connect up a couple of car batteries to give 24v
> long enough to see if it switches on?
> Best place to buy two batteries if this works? Jaycar?

I need considerably larger and more expenaive batteries for my UPS
(1400VA). A while ago I was recommended M+H Power in Albany, where I
took the old batteries, which were connected together, and they set the
new batteries up for me in the same configuration, for a fraction of
what it would have cost to buy the APC part (About 1/3 the price from

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