UPS failure modes (was: fire at NAC)
Steven M. Bellovin
smb at research.att.com
Thu May 29 19:11:22 UTC 2003
In message <20030529144110.J31299 at kod.inch.com>, Gerald writes:
>On Thu, 29 May 2003, Bill Woodcock wrote:
>> I've seen two previous APCs (both Matrixes) fry batteries... The
>> batteries balloon up, and get really hot, and are too big to extract from
>> the chassis.
>I've also personally witnessed an APC do this. I'm not a fan of APC.
>They sent us a replacement APC but I still prefer the rack mount Tripp
>Lites we used at the last company I worked for.
There was a recent recall of some of their home/SOHO UPSs -- battery
overheating, with risk of fire.
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb (me)
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