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29731Re: OT: UPSs looking for good homes

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  • hornbetw
    Mar 18, 2013
      --- In midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com, Dave McGuire <Mcguire@...> wrote:
      > On 03/18/2013 12:27 PM, hornbetw wrote:
      > >>> Sorry Dave, I should have provided a little more info up front.
      > >>> In my defense, I was still in "shock" after my first social
      > >>> outing with MARCH. :) The UPSs are commercial data center type
      > >>> units. They have to be hard wired to the AC input. Each unit is
      > >>> dishwasher sized and weigh 350 to 390 pounds. They use external
      > >>> battery packs. The company I work for makes batteries for these
      > >>> units but I don't have any pricing info. It may be possible that
      > >>> I could get batteries cheap or possibly free. We're cleaning up
      > >>> the plant I work in, so I may be able to finagle a set of
      > >>> batteries. The units are currently located in Leola, about 5
      > >>> miles East of Lancaster. I have a sales brochure and the users
      > >>> manual I can email you if you're still interested.
      > >>
      > >> Ahh, "grown-up" UPSs. I am definitely interested in them, but I
      > >> may not be able to move them anytime soon. Do you have a required
      > >> timeframe for removal?
      > >>
      > >> Oh, one important question...What's their input configuration,
      > >> single phase or three-phase?
      > >>
      > > We have some one picking up electronic scrap tomorrow, so I'll let
      > > the warehouse guy know that I definitely want them. I have a friend
      > > I'll see tonight that might be able to loan me some space in his
      > > garage just to get them off the premise. My In-Laws are from the
      > > 'Burgh, so I might be able to arrange a road trip to bring them out.
      > > According to the brochure, the units are 120/208/240V Single Phase
      > > In-Out.
      > That would be FAN-TASTIC. Thank you!
      > -Dave
      > --
      > Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
      > New Kensington, PA

      After I weighed them, I checked for batteries, there are no batteries in these units. They look like you could put some "slightly larger than car battery size" batteries in the bottom of each unit. These units were used with external batteries. So most of the 300+ pounds is that big honkin' transformer! :)

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