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Has anyone tried ups replacement batteries from batteryclerk.ca?

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Has anyone tried ups replacement batteries from batteryclerk.ca?

I need to replace 2 of my APC ups batteries and found them from batteryclerk.ca by googling. It's much cheaper than APC site, and at the same time, it says they are the exact same replacement batteries? Are they legit? Thanks in advance.

https://batteryclerk.ca/products/apc-back-ups-es-550-8-outlet-550va-be550r-12v-7ah-ups-battery
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fordmaple wrote: I've used batteryclerk and https://excessups.ca/ as well. Both sources are fine. I've had no issues.
Thanks. Can you give some advice for buying the right batteries? Turns out it show several batteries for one model.
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Best deal for a battery of this size if you need it shipped (ie you aren't close to their location) is the Source - https://www.thesource.ca/en-ca/battery- ... /108091236. They are selling a 12V 7Ah battery for $24.99 with free shipping to the store and free shipping for any order over $50. Even if you include shipping, I believe they charge something like $10 so it's even cheaper than the Amazon one with free shipping.

The only thing is that the terminals may be slightly narrower than what you have. On my UPS, the OE supplied batteries take the wider ones but the terminals work just fine on the narrower ones on the Source battery.

BTW> The Source batteries are approx 6 months old right now (the date stamp on the ones I received last month was from January of this year).
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craftsman wrote: Best deal for a battery of this size if you need it shipped (ie you aren't close to their location) is the Source - https://www.thesource.ca/en-ca/battery- ... /108091236. They are selling a 12V 7Ah battery for $24.99 with free shipping to the store and free shipping for any order over $50. Even if you include shipping, I believe they charge something like $10 so it's even cheaper than the Amazon one with free shipping.

The only thing is that the terminals may be slightly narrower than what you have. On my UPS, the OE supplied batteries take the wider ones but the terminals work just fine on the narrower ones on the Source battery.

BTW> The Source batteries are approx 6 months old right now (the date stamp on the ones I received last month was from January of this year).
Thanks. That's a really good option, and for the condition of the battery too. I think that one covers 550, but I couldn't find another one for 750 so far except the one from APC. I don't think I did the search right, Can you help me to find another one in Source?

APC Back-UPS 550
Model : APC Back-UPS BE550G-CN https://www.apc.com/shop/ca/en/products/APC-Back-UPS-550VA-8-outlet-120V-Canada/P-BE550G-CN
Battery : APCRBC110 12V 7ah https://www.apc.com/shop/ca/en/products/APC-Replacement-Battery-Cartridge-110-with-2-Year-Warranty/P-APCRBC110

APC Back-UPS ES 750
Model : BE750G https://www.apc.com/shop/ca/en/products/APC-Back-UPS-ES-750-VA-120-VAC/P-BE750G
Battery : RBC17 12V 9ah https://www.apc.com/shop/ca/en/products/APC-Replacement-Battery-Cartridge-17-with-2-Year-Warranty/P-RBC17
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testmann wrote: Thanks. That's a really good option, and for the condition of the battery too. I think that one covers 550, but I couldn't find another one for 750 so far except the one from APC. I don't think I did the search right, Can you help me to find another one in Source?

APC Back-UPS 550
Model : APC Back-UPS BE550G-CN https://www.apc.com/shop/ca/en/products/APC-Back-UPS-550VA-8-outlet-120V-Canada/P-BE550G-CN
Battery : APCRBC110 12V 7ah https://www.apc.com/shop/ca/en/products/APC-Replacement-Battery-Cartridge-110-with-2-Year-Warranty/P-APCRBC110

APC Back-UPS ES 750
Model : BE750G https://www.apc.com/shop/ca/en/products/APC-Back-UPS-ES-750-VA-120-VAC/P-BE750G
Battery : RBC17 12V 9ah https://www.apc.com/shop/ca/en/products/APC-Replacement-Battery-Cartridge-17-with-2-Year-Warranty/P-RBC17
It really comes down to capacity. If you want to have the same backup power capacity as the original battery, you need to get a 9Ah battery. However, if you can do with lower battery runtimes, then you can go with another 7Ah battery. If you are willing to go with the 7Ah battery, then I would just order 2 - 7Ah batteries from the source plus a filler to get you over the $50 mark for free shipping to your home. Try one of the 7Ah batteries in your 750 to see if it fits and works while keeping the other new in case you need to return it. If it works out for you, then use the remaining 7Ah battery in the 550.

As for a 9Ah from the Source that's cheap, it's not going to happen. Bell, who owns the Source, seems to be subsidizing the batteries for their customers (notice the description and the included instructions that state BELL).
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craftsman wrote: It really comes down to capacity. If you want to have the same backup power capacity as the original battery, you need to get a 9Ah battery. However, if you can do with lower battery runtimes, then you can go with another 7Ah battery. If you are willing to go with the 7Ah battery, then I would just order 2 - 7Ah batteries from the source plus a filler to get you over the $50 mark for free shipping to your home. Try one of the 7Ah batteries in your 750 to see if it fits and works while keeping the other new in case you need to return it. If it works out for you, then use the remaining 7Ah battery in the 550.

As for a 9Ah from the Source that's cheap, it's not going to happen. Bell, who owns the Source, seems to be subsidizing the batteries for their customers (notice the description and the included instructions that state BELL).
Thanks a lot. I've never had so many information in one comment from RFD. I'll go with the ones from Source. Much appreciate.
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I know you're also looking at other stores, but since you mentioned batteryclerk.ca, I wanted to mention that they also sell on ebay under the store name buyclerkca (link)

Only mentioning it because back when I needed to replace the 12v 5ah battery backup in a liftmaster garage door opener, I ended up going with battery clerk and it was actually cheaper buying it from them on ebay than it was through their site. That was 2018 though so not sure if things have changed.
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BobSagget wrote: I know you're also looking at other stores, but since you mentioned batteryclerk.ca, I wanted to mention that they also sell on ebay under the store name buyclerkca (link)

Only mentioning it because back when I needed to replace the 12v 5ah battery backup in a liftmaster garage door opener, I ended up going with battery clerk and it was actually cheaper buying it from them on ebay than it was through their site. That was 2018 though so not sure if things have changed.
Thanks for this. It's always nice to know another options. However, I just checked their listings on ebay and they seem to charge a little more in ebay.

@craftsman I have a follow-up question. I haven't ordered the batteries yet and called Source just to check their return policy. The guy said, I can't returned the batteries even if I order 2 and only used 1, I can't return UNused one because shipping box is opened. No big deal. I just want to check, would 12v 7ah be sufficient enough for my PC setup: Desktop PC, 3 monitors, and 2 of external HDDS?
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testmann wrote: @craftsman I have a follow-up question. I haven't ordered the batteries yet and called Source just to check their return policy. The guy said, I can't returned the batteries even if I order 2 and only used 1, I can't return UNused one because shipping box is opened.
I would turn it around on them and ask how would you be able to verify that the product shipped is actually the product ordered if you didn't open the box? Of course, you can always place two separate orders and have them shipped to the store and keep one of them sealed until you needed it.
testmann wrote: No big deal. I just want to check, would 12v 7ah be sufficient enough for my PC setup: Desktop PC, 3 monitors, and 2 of external HDDS?
Hard to say because you have to look at run times. If you had 10 minutes of backup power before with the 9 Ah battery, expect 6 minutes with the 7 Ah battery. The battery is a UPS battery so the current output levels should be the same as what you have now with the only difference being the runtimes. Does your 550 run your current setup?
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craftsman wrote: I would turn it around on them and ask how would you be able to verify that the product shipped is actually the product ordered if you didn't open the box? Of course, you can always place two separate orders and have them shipped to the store and keep one of them sealed until you needed it.


Hard to say because you have to look at run times. If you had 10 minutes of backup power before with the 9 Ah battery, expect 6 minutes with the 7 Ah battery. The battery is a UPS battery so the current output levels should be the same as what you have now with the only difference being the runtimes. Does your 550 run your current setup?
Thanks. Right now, it's hard to tell since the battery is completely drained. It keeps sending long beeping sound.

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