[SATLUG] How to remove a swelled APC battery?

John Pappas j at jvpappas.net
Thu May 7 19:01:34 CDT 2009

I had some of that, so I opened the case (APC 2200/3000 RU).  I guess that I
was lucky enough to only have to unscrew the case pieces and I levered the
batteries out once I could get access above them.  I was able to loosen the
rails enough so that I could remove the cables, separate the battery packs,
and remove each SLA cell separately.

On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 13:12, Jeremy Mann <jeremymann at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 12:51 PM, FIRESTORM_v1 <firestorm.v1 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Your best bet is to start popping rivets in the casing of the UPS to
> > get the battery out.  The plastic is molded and it won't change shape.
> > Besides, generally poking batteries with sharp objects isn't
> > recommended. :P
> >
> > I had a 2200 that did the same thing to me a few months ago.  A
> > half-dozen drilled out rivets later and ~$60 in new batteries, I was
> > up and running.
> I did start doing that, but I don't think its a good way to do it.
> I'll just replace it with a power strip for now. Those nodes aren't
> that important and luckily non of our main servers were on that UPS.
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