[mythtv-users] Uninterruptible Power Supply

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Wed Dec 23 14:31:24 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 23 December 2009 07:15:41 am Dan Wilga wrote:
> At 10:21 AM -0800 12/22/09, David Brodbeck wrote:
> >Another good option, if you're moderately handy, is to find a local
> >computer surplus outlet and buy "dead" UPSs.  I've picked up a few
> >fairly nice APC BackUPS units from the "AS IS" pile for under $5
> >each,  and they only needed new batteries.
> I second this suggestion. Some APC UPSes will appear to be completely
> dead, just because the batteries are no longer accepting a charge.

Some UPSes use the same batteries that are used in emergency Exit signs, these 
are readily available and relatively cheap. Others use hard-to-find and 
expensive batteries. Sorry I don't have model numbers handy.

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