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How do I know how old APC RBC124 battery is?

Discussion in Back-UPS & Surge Protectors started by Ant , 10/8/2017 5:21 AM
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  • ant
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    Ant 10/8/2017 5:21 AM

    I cannot find it in the UPS software and battery's labels.

    Thank you in advance. :)

  • jeb1969
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    john 10/8/2017 2:47 PM (in response to Ant)

    Can you list all the numbers on the battery label.


    yy = xxYY  year

    ww = WW week of year.

  • ant
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    Ant 10/8/2017 4:46 PM (in response to john)

    Ah, thanks. 1220 (20th week of 2012). I wished APC softwares could show this too like they do for the APC unit (same 1220). Thanks. :)

  • ant
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    Ant 12/20/2017 11:06 PM (in response to john)

    Here's a battery photo(graph) from October 2017's replacement from https://www.amazon.com/APC-APCRBC124-Replacement-Cartridge-SMC1000-2U/dp/B004F08NSM (Amazon seller), but which one is it? Is it 1726 from the bottom white labels which is 26th week of 2017 which is about three months old when it was ordered? If so, then isn't that already old?

  • JonPro
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    Jonathan 12/21/2017 3:43 PM (in response to Ant)

    Hi Ant, 

    Yes, you are correct. The battery that you have was released on the 26th week of 2017.  Here is what you can follow with your existing battery.

    APC Batteries should be charged to 100% within 6 months of purchase by the end user. If the batteries are to be stored for an extended period of time after that, the following procedures are strongly recommended in order to keep the batteries from discharging beyond the safe limit:

    • If the ambient temperature during storage is - 15°C to + 30°C (+ 5°F to + 86°F), perform a full recharge cycle at least every six months.
    • In environments where the ambient temperature is + 30°C to + 45°C (+ 86°F to + 113°F), perform a full recharge cycle at least every three months.

    There are other information that you can read to help you understand more on how to take care of your battery. These information can be found below.

    FAQ - http://www.apc.com/us/en/faqs/home/

    FAQ IDs - FA156516, FA157446 and FA330874

  • ant
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    Ant 12/21/2017 5:08 PM (in response to Jonathan)

    Thank you, Jonathan. I replaced the old battery with this new one a day or so after delivery. I don't know its shipment and Amazon's warehouse's temperatures before getting it though.

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