The mfg. date is 2008, so it should not be degraded.The electronics of a UPS do degrade over time. The warranty of the UPS should give an indication; though there are certainly other motivating factors for them wanting you to buy a new one. Too bad there is not a testing and replacement procedure for the internals. It's not like the form factors have changed that much.
Yes, I thought about swapping battery sets. There are so many dozens of devices and all the external hard drives on top of the UPS, etc. it would be quite difficult.Lunar, why not switch the new batteries into the working UPS to test the
? Or buy a used working UPS to match up with them.
Are you friggin kidding me??All I have ever used are APC. If you don't replace the batteries when the unit tells you to, the entire UPS shuts down in ~30 days. Not much of an Uninterruptable PS
No, I'm not kidding. Some of these were installed by well meaning but uninformed employees and vender's. We are in the process of removing them when we find them or they totally fail, which is how we usually find them.Are you friggin kidding me??
All of ours just turn into a super annoying power conditioner as far as I am aware.