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I have a UPS problem

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May 9, 2013 10:40:16 PM

Hi, I am new to this wonderful forum, so firstly I would like to say HELLO to all of you. Now I have a little favor to ask, my UPS is actually 800va which uses a 12v 12 amp battery, now its dead and I have to replace it, so my question is, can I use a 12v 7 amp battery with it, will it be a problem? Thanks in advance.

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May 10, 2013 4:49:42 AM

Using a lower Amp battery will decrease the running time of your UPS. Is it acceptable?
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May 10, 2013 10:47:06 AM

GhislainG said:
Using a lower Amp battery will decrease the running time of your UPS. Is it acceptable?


Yeah, it is perfectly acceptable to me, as long as it will not create any problem, say the battery will drain out quickly, or the life may became shorter. It only takes a minute or two to shut down the computer in case of power failure.
Thanks for your time and advice.

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May 10, 2013 1:57:16 PM

It will run 7/12th of the time it did with a 12A battery. If it ran longer than 5 minutes with the 12A battery, then you're fine.
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May 13, 2013 11:30:21 PM

it's ok, not a problem, but the backup time will be shorter, but not a big deal ,
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