Originally Posted by Roy in TO
It is 78.3 Lbs and does not list the amp hours. Other than being heavier than most batteries we might use, we can't compare the amount of power it can provide.
With taxes it will be over $300, so why bother?
I think he was talking about the battery inside the UPS. Companies that can't afford down time, cell towers, server farms, etc. etc. They get the UPS systems installed and replace the batteries about every 2 years. Many have lots of life left in them. Sometimes you can pick them up the batteries for nothing (those companies have to pay to dispose of them). There's a local guy that picks them up, then cleans them, load test, and sells them for $5.00 to $10.00 each depending on the size. I purchased 2 50AH batteries for $10.00 each about 4 years ago. One gave it up, the other is still going strong.
It's not a bad source of batteries, but you have to be prepared for it to fail at any moment.