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    Default Replacement batteries for UPS?

    North coast area... any thoughts where to look for a replacement battery for a UPS?


    It's a WP3-12.

    These batteries, in the U.S., available online for about RD$500-700.
    New UPS here is about RD$1500.

    Would prefer to find a replacement battery locally than toss the whole thing in the trash.

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    Ceducomp in the little plaza on the left side of the road as you are leaving Sosua for Cabarete.

    They sell them for just under RD500 each.

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    I bought two @ Cecomsa in Santiago two weeks ago for around RD$400ea (I think).

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    This is what I did when in DR: Each battery is 6 volts so if you are skilled using a welder just buy some feet of wired # 14 black for negative and red for the positive plus a two battery terminals and get a small car battery this way the power will last longer and you can take it with you in your car if you are going on trip to use it like a car inverter I used to have one permanently in my minivan.

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    The Battery is more like 12 volts DC. I have also used a small car battery and now my UPS works like a real power inverter. I don't remember the last time my UPS completely discharged. It lasts hours. I have a heavy duty old laptop and router connected to it. The laptop has a desktop chip and 17 inch screen. The battery in laptop is useless so my ups works like a charm.
    At first, I also replaced it with a ups small (toy)battery which was the replacement for the original battery inside. Cost me like 700 pesos. What a mistake, the damn thing didn't even last 3 month and only gave me like 5-10 minutes max then it went down hill from there. I have been using my current set up for months now and my battery is still strong and my UPS stays on for hours.
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    Thanks all. I'll give the local computer stores a try.

    I'll pass on the big battery conversion for now, as I just need this to power a wifi unit for 30 seconds to a minute while waiting for generator to switch on. But, who knows what may be needed in the future

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZB View Post
    The Battery is more like 12 volts DC. I have also used a small car battery and now my UPS works like a real power inverter. I don't remember the last time my UPS completely discharged. It lasts hours. I have a heavy duty old laptop and router connected to it. The laptop has a desktop chip and 17 inch screen. The battery in laptop is useless so my ups works like a charm.
    At first, I also replaced it with a ups small (toy)battery which was the replacement for the original battery inside. Cost me like 700 pesos. What a mistake, the damn thing didn't even last 3 month and only gave me like 5-10 minutes max then it went down hill from there. I have been using my current set up for months now and my battery is still strong and my UPS stays on for hours.
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    Looks like some one stole my invent. Porque no lo registre en industria y comercio?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bachata View Post
    Looks like some one stole my invent. Porque no lo registre en industria y comercio?

    JJ
    Hahaha, I said the same thing when I thought of this idea but it seemed like the tigres had been doing this modification way before I had even thought of using a UPS.
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    The OP will buy a battery from a local store in DR and his battery will last him only 3 months. Sometimes the local stores sell a used battery. I am done with these cheap toy UPS batteries, the small car battery is the best option for this country.
    AZB

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    Does a UPS have the charging capacity for a large battery?

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