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UPS battery ~ Help plz? Answered

Help Needed!

The 12v 7ah battery of my 500va UPS is very weak now & I have once 12v 40ah tubular battery and a solar charger for the same!
So i am thinking of connecting this one to my UPS.
My question is,
Is there any problem in connecting this battery to my UPS ?

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technews (author)2009-07-21

guys, thanks for the reply As batteries are not of the same type....means one is sealed and other is not... I quit my plans..

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AndyGadget (author)2009-07-11

As long as they're the same sort of battery (NiCd, NiMh etc) it shouldn't be a problem. However I'd disconnect the solar charger as this could interfere with the UPS charging circuit.

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thinkdunson (author)AndyGadget2009-07-13

yes, correct chemistry is key. if you try to use the wrong type it could cause a leak, or worse.

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thermoelectric (author)2009-07-11

I doubt there would be a problem. Unless having too much time on your hands when the power goes out is a problem. You would want to keep the distance from the battery and the UPS as short as possible, there are high losses with DC

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