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Battery life what is the battery life in 200877. My is about 2 years old and does not work anymore

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Generally, the battery life of a UPS may vary a lot, but is usualy between 2 and 4 years. It will be influenced by:

  • Quality of electricity in your area. The most outages, over-voltage, under-voltage, etc. there is, the shorter the battery will last.
  • Quality of the UPS. High quality UPS have additional features to protect the battery like AVR (Automatic Voltage Regulation) that will kick in mild under/over-voltage to avoid using the battery. Low quality/Entry-level UPS don't have this feature and will just switch to battery.
  • Quality of the battery. Some battery will last longer than others caused by the way they are made.
  • UPS load. The more the UPS is loaded, greater will be the load on the battery during an outage, reducing its life expectancy. The UPS should not have a load higher than 70%.
  • Storage time of the battery before being installed. A battery performance starts to decay from the time it is manufactured. So, longer the battery stays on a shelf in the factory or at the distributor, shorter its usable life will be.
If you are in an area with a lot of electricity problems, I suggest you simply replace the UPS for a high quality one and maybe over-size it a little to lighten the load on the battery. As an example, you may look for an APC Back-UPS RS (this is the one I am using), but there are other great UPS on the market.

On the other hand, if the electricity in your area is quite clean with very few problems, you may try replacing the battery. However, this is not a garanty since the problem may also come from the charging components in the UPS.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Apr 27, 2008

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