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Why dosen't APC soon offer "External Battery" as a plug-in option?

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Why dosen't APC soon offer "External Battery" as a plug-in option?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 11/4/2008


I could ask in ten thousand words (my unfortunate style of personality),
but instead, I will be brief for once. APC people do read these threads.

Q: Why doesn't APC soon offer External Battery as a safe and plug-in option? The profits could be enormous, and
and the cost of NOT constantly introducing "bigger and better" home-grade Back-Ups to the growing market of TV
and high power computer and home theater, ect., users....

APC could concentrate instead on making the present RS or old XS models more and more bullet-proof.
And with the add-on option, needed only by some folks, and more and more folks in the future, of external battery power unlimited....
The market would be well served, in my opinion.

It can be done. It can be safely and elegantly done. It can be all propietary...I think
{color:#0000ff}*?*{color}

Reid Welch,
a (silent) fan of APC for many years past.

PS: my long-dead, paternal grand dad, invented the portable, window mounted air conditioner concept.
So my strange idea-mongering: it's in the blood, is all.
[http://www.google.com/patents?id=CMBgAAAAEBAJ&dq=paul+brown+welch]


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Re: Why dosen't APC soon offer "External Battery" as a plug-in option?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 11/5/2008


This is not a blog-posting, but only an affirmation:

This new APC user (I had one ten or twelve years ago, in the dark ages) is totally delighted
with the build quality and features-for-the price of his new XS 1300.

The firm is in a market that is big and in need of major power-need solutions.
I am a mere minnow in a sea of APC UPS-users.

How interesting it all is, that people, APC, for instance, create from thin air, what was never made before?
Pioneers. From cost to engineer, costs to get made, to QC, to deliver to distributors, and, by marketing department directive,
constantly they must renew the product line.

I think, for me, my simple needs, that this XS 1300 will be just the ticket for my duration of life.
If it breaks down (complex things always break eventually), I will go buy another APC product.
Why? Because they will be around,always making/taking a big market share, as all capitalist-
innovators must do to succeed.
This is a great company, this APC, and I am pleased to be a new (yak yak yak) member,
very small, yet vocal, in the overall picture.

:x

R.

Message was edited by Reid to correct the text data.

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Reid_apc
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Why dosen't APC soon offer "External Battery" as a plug-in option?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 11/4/2008


I could ask in ten thousand words (my unfortunate style of personality),
but instead, I will be brief for once. APC people do read these threads.

Q: Why doesn't APC soon offer External Battery as a safe and plug-in option? The profits could be enormous, and
and the cost of NOT constantly introducing "bigger and better" home-grade Back-Ups to the growing market of TV
and high power computer and home theater, ect., users....

APC could concentrate instead on making the present RS or old XS models more and more bullet-proof.
And with the add-on option, needed only by some folks, and more and more folks in the future, of external battery power unlimited....
The market would be well served, in my opinion.

It can be done. It can be safely and elegantly done. It can be all propietary...I think
{color:#0000ff}*?*{color}

Reid Welch,
a (silent) fan of APC for many years past.

PS: my long-dead, paternal grand dad, invented the portable, window mounted air conditioner concept.
So my strange idea-mongering: it's in the blood, is all.
[http://www.google.com/patents?id=CMBgAAAAEBAJ&dq=paul+brown+welch]

Cap1_apc
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Re: Why dosen't APC soon offer "External Battery" as a plug-in option?

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Hey Reid,

Which UPS lines are you speaking about? We do offer external battery packs for the RS1500 BackUPS, and our SmartUPS XL line.

http://www.apc.com/resource/include/techspec_index.cfm?base_sku=BR24BP

http://www.apc.com/products/family/index.cfm?id=164

Reid_apc
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Re: Why dosen't APC soon offer "External Battery" as a plug-in option?

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Hi Cap,

I am truly an noob. I will go look at your links and see that OF COURSE this idea
has to have been worked over at APC before. But I never heard of it, not online,
not in the brick and mortar stores...so the "word" is not really out to first-time buyers
of things like the popular RS/XS 1300/1500 models.

Thanks Cap,

Reid

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Re: Why dosen't APC soon offer "External Battery" as a plug-in option?

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Yep, there it is in the first link: modules ready to plug into the RS/XS 1500.

I, being a DIY and on the cheap, will have to proceed to ruin my new unit's warranty as planned!
(laughing at fool self: I did not know of those units at all!)

:p

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Re: Why dosen't APC soon offer "External Battery" as a plug-in option?

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Yes, actually only the BR1500/BX1500 has the extended battery as an option. The LCD models do not.

Going forward, it appears that extended battery packs (and more runtime) will stay within that SmartUPS XL line. I do not know of any future plans to incorporate this into the BackUPS line.

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Re: Why dosen't APC soon offer "External Battery" as a plug-in option?

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Oh ho! Talley HO, then :^0

I have the LED model (XS1300).

And I was just staring at the thing's back panel, and (I lapse into Country speech now),
{color:#008000}
I wuz sure wondrin'where in tarnation that extry battry plugs in?
I saw no socket for the extry battry. Bats is flyin in my head! 😄

So's I figgered: them APC folks 'spect us folk to slip off the bottom cover and hook in
a line to the new external battry pack, push-on connectors wood do it.
But I am gonna' hard wire. I need only a few feet of wire. Auto store sells ten gauge;
could use that or some twelve gauge extension cord, that'd be neater but.... hell...

*...I'm a' gonna do it and die: convert my XS1300 to super duper external 18Ah of 24V.*


{color}
Thanks for putting up with my silly speech, Cap. I ain't no 'billy, for sure, but I sure do respect the "let's do 'er"
attitude of making with what we have on the farm. Times are getting tough for all of us, financially.

Thanks and good cheer to all,
*{color:#008000}Reid-Boy Clampett{color}*

Message was edited by: Reid to sync with the new-found reality that 24V, not 12V, is needed for the Back-UPS like the XS1300 that I have.

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Re: Why dosen't APC soon offer "External Battery" as a plug-in option?

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Just to make it super clear for first time lookers:

We learn that the XS *1300 NON LED owners cannot upgrade,* not officially , but we can DIY at our own risks.

And the XS/RS *1500 NON LED owners CAN upgrade, today,* with APC certified add-on battery packs.

Thread satisfactorily finished. Off I go to the auto parts store for a couple of fuses,
some wire. I have epoxy putty and a mini butane torch. The DIY thread nearby at present
will tell and show what I will be doing to my XS 1300. Get me a solar panel and truly go g....{color:#999999}.*reen.*{color}

NOT :^0

Message was edited by: Reid to more nearly correct his earlier, faulty thoughts.

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Re: Why dosen't APC soon offer "External Battery" as a plug-in option?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 11/5/2008


This is not a blog-posting, but only an affirmation:

This new APC user (I had one ten or twelve years ago, in the dark ages) is totally delighted
with the build quality and features-for-the price of his new XS 1300.

The firm is in a market that is big and in need of major power-need solutions.
I am a mere minnow in a sea of APC UPS-users.

How interesting it all is, that people, APC, for instance, create from thin air, what was never made before?
Pioneers. From cost to engineer, costs to get made, to QC, to deliver to distributors, and, by marketing department directive,
constantly they must renew the product line.

I think, for me, my simple needs, that this XS 1300 will be just the ticket for my duration of life.
If it breaks down (complex things always break eventually), I will go buy another APC product.
Why? Because they will be around,always making/taking a big market share, as all capitalist-
innovators must do to succeed.
This is a great company, this APC, and I am pleased to be a new (yak yak yak) member,
very small, yet vocal, in the overall picture.

:x

R.

Message was edited by Reid to correct the text data.