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#306346 - 05/13/10 11:05 AM Belkin (PureAV) UPS Battery Replacement
Ajax Offline
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I thought I would post this over here, cuz I know that at least one other forum member has one of these and he might want to know about replacing the batteries, which, sooner or later will be necessary. I could've just PMed him this info, but I thought maybe someone else might be interested.

The other day, I noticed that the "replace battery" light on My PureAV AP30800 Home Theater Battery Backup was lit. Since my AP30800 was out of warranty, Belkin wasn't really much help. They did provide me with a link to a company where I could get replacement batteries, but they provided no information on how to do the replacement.

So, with some trepidation, I began to tear into my AP30800 all by myself. After removing many more screws than necessary, I am proud to say I actually figured out the proper procedure for opening the unit, removing the old batteries, rewiring the new batteries (no soldering necessary), and closing the incision (nurse you now may remove my mask and gloves).

The point of this post is simply to let you know that I know how to do this, and if it ever becomes necessary for you to do it, just PM me and I'll send you the instructions. If you prefer, PM me now and I'll send them now (well, as soon as I have them completed). I can send them attached to an email as either a WORD document or a .pdf.

The replacement batteries (2 are needed) can be found, at the moment, from around $48 delivered (original 7AH version) to $68 delivered (9AH version). Larger Amp-hour = Longer backup time. All listed batteries are guaranteed to be compatible with the AP30800. I opted for the the 9AH version.
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#306369 - 05/13/10 01:04 PM Re: Belkin (PureAV) UPS Battery Replacement [Re: Ajax]
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Jack still cares about Mark us!
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#306387 - 05/13/10 02:11 PM Re: Belkin (PureAV) UPS Battery Replacement [Re: tomtuttle]
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Awesome, Jack.

I've been replacing many batteries from UPS units of late, and wondering when those Belkin ones would go.

Can I just ship the unit to you and give you a $5 McDonald's gift card to do the work? You old guys like McDonald's, right? And, $5 is, like, a lot of money to you too? \:\)

Jeeesh, Jack, I'm sorry. You come on here to make a nice offer, and I kick you in the 'nads.

I, and I'm sure many others, really do appreciate the offer. I just couldn't resist the joke.
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#306486 - 05/13/10 09:19 PM Re: Belkin (PureAV) UPS Battery Replacement [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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\:D

And on topic too. You're in top form today Mark!
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#306487 - 05/13/10 09:21 PM Re: Belkin (PureAV) UPS Battery Replacement [Re: Ajax]
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 Originally Posted By: Ajax
Since my AP30800 was out of warranty, Belkin wasn't really much help.

Thats surprising. APC probably makes as much money with their batteries as with UPS units.
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#306498 - 05/13/10 10:56 PM Re: Belkin (PureAV) UPS Battery Replacement [Re: MarkSJohnson]
Ajax Offline
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 Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Awesome, Jack.

I've been replacing many batteries from UPS units of late, and wondering when those Belkin ones would go.

Can I just ship the unit to you and give you a $5 McDonald's gift card to do the work? You old guys like McDonald's, right? And, $5 is, like, a lot of money to you too? \:\)

Jeeesh, Jack, I'm sorry. You come on here to make a nice offer, and I kick you in the 'nads.

I, and I'm sure many others, really do appreciate the offer. I just couldn't resist the joke.
What makes you think I was trying to do something nice. I was looking for the "oh Jack you are such a clever fellow to figure out how to change the batteries all by your lonesome. What a genius!!!! What a wonderful fellow!!!!" response. And what do I get? Bad jokes. Sheesh!



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#306507 - 05/14/10 05:45 AM Re: Belkin (PureAV) UPS Battery Replacement [Re: Ajax]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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oh Jack you are such a clever fellow to figure out how to change the batteries all by your lonesome. What a genius!!!! What a wonderful fellow!!!!
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#306510 - 05/14/10 07:37 AM Re: Belkin (PureAV) UPS Battery Replacement [Re: MarkSJohnson]
Ajax Offline
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I feel much better now.
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#306548 - 05/14/10 01:10 PM Re: Belkin (PureAV) UPS Battery Replacement [Re: Ajax]
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#310844 - 06/19/10 11:45 AM Re: Belkin (PureAV) UPS Battery Replacement [Re: CV]
michael_d Offline
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Registered: 07/23/04
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I think you jinx me Jack....

I do not get a "replace battery light", but the right side battery power indication light is non-existant. It won't charge either. I may have bigger problems than a battery. I through the manual away a few months ago thinking I'd never use it.
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