Anyone want a UPS?

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Sat Dec 14 20:48:00 2002

On Sat, 14 Dec 2002 wrote:

> This is a bit off-topic, because it's only a few years old.
> I've decided that the "big" UPS which has been sitting in my workshop,
> unused, for almost a year, really is surplus to requirements, so it's free
> to anyone *who can collect it* and feels like replacing the batteries.
> It's a Powerware Prestige 6000, with two battery boxes, software, manual,
> and various cables. Input is rated 200/208/220/230/240V AC at 19A (power
> factor 0.9) single phase, output is 200/208/220/230/240V AC at 19A (max
> 3000W). The battery boxes are each rated 120V DC 50A and 5AH capacity.
> Size is about 40cm deep x 25cm wide x 28 cm high for the control box and
> the battery boxes are half the height, so 40 x 25 x 14 each. They all
> stack nicely together (in any sensible order).
> I have used it, but the batteries (10 x 2V gel cells in each box) do need
> replaced -- most will not hold any significant charge/voltage.
> It needs to be gone by Christmas, too, or it's going in the skip.

I also have a huge UPS. It's a Sola 5KVa unit. It has sat dormant in my
data closet for years now. I never got around to buying new batteries for
it (too expensive and I don't know if the Sola unit itself has problems as
it was arcing at one point).

Is it worth rehabilitating or should I finally just junk it? The bitch is
heavy (over 100lbs).

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