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    Default Will UPS batteries sustain for 10 years or more?

    I want to purchase a UPS with 1300VA and 780Watts it is CyberPower CP1300EPFCLCD http://www.cpsww.co.uk/Product/Produ...2#.VIAZfGdVmUT.

    So I want to know if the batteries will last me for 10 years or more. Because I will be importing it from United Kingdom to India for my personal use. The UPS load will be an average sized desktop tower computer. The UPS has two batteries and they are not available in India.

    I am installing a Silverstone SST-ST55F-G power supply with it. The maximum output is 550W and has active PFC of 95%
    Recomended PSU wattage at extreme.outervision is 288 W
    I think it should not draw more than 360W of power with peripherals attached

    The power coming in my house is dirty and each year I experience two to three power blackouts which can go from fifteen minutes to two or three hours.

    So what do you think. How long can these two UPS batteries sustain in time if used with the type of computer and power supply mentioned above. Will they sustain for 10 years or more. What do you think.
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    Unfortunately, UPS batteries usually only last 3-5 years, maybe (rarely) 7. I'm not aware of any that are known to last 10+ years.

    However, you can use more or less any combination of sealed lead-acid batteries with it as long as the voltage is the same and the capacity is at least close (some UPSes don't have any thermal protection or much cooling at all and rely on the batteries draining to shut them off before the inverter overheats. I don't see a fan on the one you're looking at, so that could be a problem). If you choose to go this route when it needs a battery replacement, note that you will have to place the batteries outside of the UPS and run wires to them.

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    So does this mean I can use any brand led acid batteries available locally and not have to use the manufacture specified battery pack when requiring replacement

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    That is correct.

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    So like fore example if I find APC branded batteries of the same VA1300 and Watts780 as well as the same size Can I place them inside the UPS.
    Will using different branded batteries affect UPS wave form when on battery in any way.
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    It will not. You can even use batteries of slightly larger capacity, if their form factor fits. For example, there are 12V 7Ah and 12V 9Ah batteries which are identical in size. Using the ones with more capacity will make the maximum battery runtime longer. However, they will also take longer to recharge, hence the word "slightly"...
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    I am totally new on this. So like What are the battery details that need to be specified when ordering for them from a supplier.

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    They'll be on the battery itself.

    As previously stated: UPS batteries don't last long. And I have a lot of UPSs around the house. But when I need a new battery, I just go on eBay and order "whatever". For a little extra money, in a pinch, I can walk into a store like "Batteries Plus" and buy one over the counter. Are the APC, CyberPower, Opti, etc. branded? No. But I don't have a Hyundai battery in my Hyundai either.

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    Had to swap out the batteries in my PC P&C Prosource after about three years. They were definitely starting to lose their mojo by then. Fortunately, I did have three good spare batteries left over from the one that blew sparks all over the lab

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    So like the new batteries can be replaced back inside the UPS form factor battery housing and the new batteries shall not be connected from outside the UPS. Is this right.

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