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Smart UPS 1400 - worth keeping or is it time to upgrade?

Our Smart UPS 1400 (SU1400NET) is telling us it needs a replacement battery. We replaced the battery once, in late 2004, so I know what to get & how to do it.

My question: is it wise to replace the battery again and keep using this old, but still functional equipment? Or am a courting a problem? What's the life expectancy of these puppies?

APC is of course suggesting that I upgrade to a more current UPS, but I don't want to unless I really need to. This unit insures that the small server for our small office has time to shut down properly in case of a power outage, so it isn't exactly doing any heavy lifting.
If you advise replacement, any suggestions on what to replace it with?
Thanks for your advice!

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The basic design hasn't changed since day one...there maybe a few more bells and whistles now, If the unit is working fine...change the battery...and use the unit...BTW..just for your info large UPS'S are kept in service for 10-15 years or longer...hope this helps

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