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APC Back-UPS XS 1500 Replacement Battery Set

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  • Manufacturer reference: UB1280MP2AZ
  • ASIN: B0073XD78Y
  • Date first available at Nov. 4 2015
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #109,177 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Batteries delivered in a timely fashion. It is difficult to rate product because its quality is determined by how long they last which takes months to years to determine. This is why I gave it 4 instead of 5.
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Great buy. Glad I found out via the internet that I needed to download the software to reset the date inside the UPS for everything to work properly.
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Exactly as described...
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x9a71033c) out of 5 stars 311 reviews
171 of 174 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9a723b10) out of 5 stars You can't just replace this battery and have it work Aug. 30 2012
By William S. D. Read - Published on
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First, the battery is great, and works just fine.

Second, the seller has been responsive (same day, late afternoon), and even willing to replace the product if bad. But I didn't need to replace the product -- I just needed to understand that there is more to installing the new battery than plugging it in.

Since I haven't seen anyone else mention this on the other reviews, and some of the problems reported would likely be CAUSED by this, I felt I had to report my experience.

I read some negative reviews on this product, and other similar products by the same vendor, that reflected my initial experience. I bought the APC Back-UPS XS 1500 Replacement Battery Set anyway because it was less than half the price of the name brand. It turns out that, at least in my case, those negative reviews would have been unfair categorizations -- and some of those writers may have been a bit too quick to judge.

If you connect up the new battery, fire up the UPS, and expect it to work correctly, you will be in for a surprise. You MUST update the "REPLACE BATTERY DATE" for the unit by using the PowerChute Software from APC before it will work correctly. This is especially true if your old battery was completely or almost completely dead.

The APC Back-UPS XS 1500 is a sophisticated battery system. Like most systems, it needs some info to give accurate predictions -- for instance, it needs history. It builds that history over time -- starting from when you set the "REPLACE BATTERY DATE."

I am a Mac user, and never bothered with installing the software -- in fact, no current Mac software exists for it. So it was a pain for me to do this -- I had to borrow a PC to update the "REPLACE BATTERY DATE."

As soon as I updated the "REPLACE BATTERY DATE" the unit immediately began working correctly. It went from showing no battery charge and 1 minute of run-time (under a 7% load), to showing an accurate charge (70% or so), and over an hour of run time. I tested it further by running it on battery, and it reports accurate run time, and lives up to its report.

So, do yourself a favor, save some cash by buying this battery, make sure you have the latest PowerChute Software installed and update the "REPLACE BATTERY DATE." You find this under the Battery self-test panel in the software. This CANNOT be done on the UPS itself (or, at least it is not documented anywhere).
29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9a723d38) out of 5 stars Why pay more for APC branded Batteries? Dec 29 2012
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The original batteries on my XS1500 finally went dead after over 4 years(!), I was going to shell out major cash on the APC branded replacements(RBC33) but I found these on Amazon, they were one third the cost of the APCs, and the reviews looked good so I took a chance. I should note that the batteries I received were labeled as 8.0AH while the original APC batteries are labeled 9.0AH. So far so good. We all know the true test of batteries is how long they last, I'll keep this review updated and make note if these batteries perform below expectations.

TIP #1: Right after I installed the batteries, I ran the Self Test in PowerChute (make sure you reset the battery date in that software) but the battery was FAILING the test! Even though during the test the equipment connected to the UPS was able to run off the battery and nothing powered off, for some reason the test was coming back as failed. In the Current Status, it said "Remaining Battery Charge is 100%" and "Battery is currently Charged." Estimated Battery Time said 25 minutes. All those stats indicated a fully charged battery so I was confused on why it's failing. Rather than panic, I decided to let the batteries sit and charge overnight. I ran the test the next day and it PASSED! So the lesson here: let your batteries fully charge over night to get an accurate PowerChute self test. UPDATE: I tried the test again a few month later and the battery now fails the APC self test, however I pulled the plug on it to test the UPS and it provided power to my computer for 18 minutes (APC software estimate was 25 min). Since the UPS works, I'm not worrying about the self test results.

TIP #2: Save the Earth! Recycle your old batteries for free by dropping them off at any Staples location.
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9a723f9c) out of 5 stars Feel the Power of Love with the APC Back-UPS XS 1500 Replacement Battery Set Feb. 25 2013
By Jake Doodle - Published on
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I must admit that I was a little skeptical about purchasing a different brand of battery for my delicious APC Battery Back-up. However, my negative, perverted delusions have been put to rest: the APC Back-UPS XS 1500 Replacement Battery Set works like a sassy, winged angel wearing tights. The price is right, and it is packed with battery "back that thing up" might!

There is one thing that must be noted that a previous review covered that is required to get this or any battery replacement to work in your battery back-up: you must install the software for your battery back-up onto a computer, hook the battery back-up to said computer via the included cable, and reset the battery install date from the software (Monitor System-Run Self Test-Replace Battery Date).

Now, you take care and be kind to yourself!
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9a7252f4) out of 5 stars Battery change a breeze... Sept. 30 2012
By Tom and Shelley - Published on
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After a few years, the batteries in our APC XS 1500 were not charging anymore... We purchased the replacement batteries and are really happy to have something we can depend on once again... Barring the obvious disconnection of everything that is plugged into the unit and actually removing it from under the desk (bit heavy), the actual act of replacing the batteries could not have been easier. Within 5 minutes, the old batteries were disconnected, the new ones were then connected. Just make sure that you take the time to understand the jumper configuration, between the two batteries. The batteries also only fit one direction, so installation is a no-brainer. After the batteries were set, we closed the bottom of the unit back up and rehooked it back up to all of the devices. Simple, easy, and glad to have dependable battery backup once again.
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9a725528) out of 5 stars Recieved 7 amp set Oct. 21 2013
By scotty V - Published on
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not the 8 amp batteries in item picture, i received a 7 amp set , but whats even more disingenuous was the "quality control passed" sticker that was put on the batteries, it was covering the amperage rating of the battery set sent to me. I guess i wasn't supposed to peel it off.

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