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Eaton 9130 UPS feedback

On 11/13/12 6:49 PM, Jeff Kell wrote:
> On 11/13/2012 6:42 PM, Tom Morris wrote:
>> Sorry to say, I've used them and had them eat themselves. They just
>> die mysteriously and let out lots of smoke when they do. When they do,
>> however, they leave behind a perfectly good set of batteries. I'd
>> recommend looking elsewhere... Does Eaton/PowerWare still make the
>> FerrUPS series? Those were *solid*.
> Interesting.  So far the feedback sounds overwhelmingly negative.  Heard
> some good points on Emerson (I'm assuming Liebert?).  We've had much
> better luck overall with them, although a couple of incidents where they
> don't care to come back online after they were drained.
> We largely use the UPS to survive power glitches without dropping the
> network for switch reboot times, we're not after long runs.  As such,
> the occasional extended outages drain the UPS'es and there are always
> the percentage of them that do not come back online and require manual
> intervention.
> We were formerly a big TrippLite user, but they seem to be incredibly
> fault-intolerant with regard to the scenario above (coming back online
> after draining), and to a lesser degree, going offline after a power glitch.
> Never used an Eaton that I'm aware of however.
> Would be interested in other recommendations for remote / IDF / MDF
> environment UPS systems to just "keep the stack up" over power glitches.

I do have much larger Eaton units like the 9355 that haven't given me
anything to complain about yet. But they're of a wholly different
classes and I don't really expect one to represent the other. The 9130
that exploded was my first foray into their smaller side, destined to be
a telco room aux unit and replace an APC SmartUPS.