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APC Back-UPS BN900M Battery Backup & Surge Protector [bhphotovideo.com] Ships FREE.

- Output: 480W / 900 VA
- 6 x Battery Backup & Surge Outlets
- 3 x Surge-Only Outlets

There is a similar Office Depot FP deal if you need a "smaller" UPS: same product line, half the capacity, half price Smilie.
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This one has a USB port? I might just return the Office Depot one for this
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This one has a USB port? I might just return the Office Depot one for this
This one does, I believe it comes with the data port cable to usb so that you can connect it to your NAS. I was about to go buy a 650VA from Best Buy but no taxes with B&H makes this a better deal. Thanks OP!
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Do these things still die after about 2 years?
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This one does, I believe it comes with the data port cable to usb so that you can connect it to your NAS. I was about to go buy a 650VA from Best Buy but no taxes with B&H makes this a better deal. Thanks OP!
I think Dot was trying to ask for usb charging ports. This one does not.
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Do these things still die after about 2 years?
More like 3 years, but I've had some going for 6 no problem.
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More like 3 years, but I've had some going for 6 no problem.
I am doing you guys a favor and deleting my post. Those who want to believe can and those who don't... don't.
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I think Dot was trying to ask for usb charging ports. This one does not.
Thanks. I did mean for something to plug in to the NAS
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It's always the stupid batteries that die. Any device with a rechargeable battery should not be left plugged in at all times. Even though the battery is fully charged it goes into trickle charge which means the timer on the battery starts counting down. After about 1000hrs of continuous charge the battery will no longer hold charge. There is a chip inside the battery that controls the charge cycle which after whatever the manufacturer programmed it to be the max 'plugged in' hours will not allow the battery to charge anymore unless you know how to reset the counter or replace the chip.
On a side note to keep the cost down I recall APC having their batteries manufactured in India at some point. Those batteries suck and die soon. Make sure if you buy to check the battery pack to see where it's made. You have to remove the battery from the unit to see its label. If it says made in India just return it back to the store.

How do you know when a unit is about to fail or has failed? Do you know how to reset the counter?
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How do you know when a unit is about to fail or has failed? Do you know how to reset the counter?
He's speaking figuratively... there is no timer.

As for these batteries not liking a trickle charge, that is nonsense. These are the same kind of batteries (sealed lead-acid) that are used as battery backup in security systems that are almost never called into action but they can last for decades. Also related to the lead-acid battery in your car, which almost never fails because it is trickle charged - it is always something else.

The problem with the batteries they use in these low-end UPSs is that they are cheaply made. When this one fails, spend some money on a quality replacement and it will last a long time.
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Thanks OP. Got 1.
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He's speaking figuratively... there is no timer.

As for these batteries not liking a trickle charge, that is nonsense. These are the same kind of batteries (sealed lead-acid) that are used as battery backup in security systems that are almost never called into action but they can last for decades. Also related to the lead-acid battery in your car, which almost never fails because it is trickle charged - it is always something else.

The problem with the batteries they use in these low-end UPSs is that they are cheaply made. When this one fails, spend some money on a quality replacement and it will last a long time.
So this one is crap? Don't they all have same crappy batteries anyway. Otherwise they make no profit or it would be in the thousands lll
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How do you know when a unit is about to fail or has failed? Do you know how to reset the counter?
Yea I read the first 2 lines of his super long paragraph and it made no sense. Just like your phone, what happens when you charge it and constantly use it Is (this is during any battery %) the battery will heat up more than usual, heat will make the battery charge weaker and weaker. As for 100% charging, the same time applies to laptops. Once you hit 80% you wanna stop charging it bc it is something that you'll have continuously plugged into the wall. This is only as precaution because once you hit 100% And use it at 100% your batteries not going to like it. This is exactly the same reason why a lot of gaming laptops batteries don't hold a good charge anymore because they try to not keep it at 100% but a lot of gaming laptops can't output enough watts from the battery alone and require the wall adapter also to get enough wattage for the GPU to hit 100%.

You battery will start to degrade itself if it sees fit if you are charging too much to prevent 100% charge. Usually it is a temporary 4-8% degradation. There are fixes, only if the battery itself hasn't been physically degraded. Such as restarting, unplugging the battery, I've also heard of programs that do it.
But I'm talking about a laptop and not a UPS.
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So this one is crap? Don't they all have same crappy batteries anyway. Otherwise they make no profit or it would be in the thousands lll
You get crappy batteries with anything you buy! Then, what do you do when they die? You replace the dead batteries with something better.
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