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    Looking for a home UPS that is smart

    My apc smart ups is not On line but rather its line interactive. I see no reason as to why online or offline ups have anything to do with battery life. The charge circuitry principal is the same, the smart ups has ability to control the battery voltage and higher quality components vs a typical...
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    Looking for a home UPS that is smart

    Are we to believe exide india which has nothing to do with Exide US has the best gel based lead acid battery out there. Neverthless its 30% more expensive closer to Lifep04 prices. Gel based ones have a big if one its cycle life because of the temperature factor, they do feel warmer to touch...
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    Looking for a home UPS that is smart

    That exide Solatron does have good spec but I still not convinced, may be it can last that long, Luminous 60 month warranty solar tubular battery advertise as 1500 cycles despite weighing less then exide 6LMSL series which have advertised as 1200 cycles. But I am sure the flooder batteries will...
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    Inverter Not Turning On, but supplying power

    Yes now its just one hole for level checking and filling, bummer. I wish the maintenance free batteries will last that long. Even single digit deep cycles is enough to have a impact on battery life and their life more so depends on ambient temperature, works best for climate controlled rooms.
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    Inverter Not Turning On, but supplying power

    Actually even when it was new the battery cells had different levels of electrolyte left, typically the ones near the terminals dropped faster, I think it was the negative side. The problem with frequent topping offs is those vent caps or fill hole caps don't last long. Exide is known to keep...
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    Inverter Not Turning On, but supplying power

    In my case, its been well over 2 years now since I applied and it looks the same.
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    Inverter Not Turning On, but supplying power

    If it was not doing its job the terminals would have corroded away, one would immidiately notice the white or greenish powdery substance forming on the terminals or on the copper wire.
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    Inverter Not Turning On, but supplying power

    No, but it looks clean and dry while still protecting the terminals.
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    Inverter Not Turning On, but supplying power

    I tni True, Also if the inverter is single battery system then the terminals will get hot. So mine was a 2 battery in series so lesser heat. I also did use this, on car and 2 wheeler battery terminals, seems to doing a good job but expensive.
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    Inverter Not Turning On, but supplying power

    Did you check if the inverter is in UPS mode. If it fails to return to mains, then there is a problem with the inverter. I had this problem for years. I have no idea why it happens. Only thing left is to top them off. As far as Vaseline, mine lasted 2 to 3 years before reapplying, I put 2 to...
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    Inverter Not Turning On, but supplying power

    You need to charge the battery using a 12v lead acid battery charger, once the voltage reaches more then 10.5v ,( it could start with ever lower detection voltage which we don't know), the inverter would detect the battery and should continue to work, albiet with poor battery life since your...
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    Suggest a Front Load washer for 20-25K

    The Lg overall is quieter then the whirpool , in the whirlpool you can hear the motor in spin cyle at 30feet away (even when new), can also here the clothes tumbling sound , the whirlpool pump is significantly louder compared to the Lg, when the spin stops and pump is still On, you can hear it...
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    Refrigerator energy consumption

    Newer fridges can vary the compressor speed, In my samsung which I believe as two fans the setting starts at -15C to -23C for the freezer. In the old 2011 panasonic that I have there is just 3 speed setting for the thermostat temperature. Then there is a lever to divert the air to fridge more...
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    Suggest a Front Load washer for 20-25K

    In case you want white color, the newer series is the FHT, the FHT1007SNW comes in white, this model has the same size drum as FHT1208 8kg model( which I have), only difference is the FHT1007 lacks wifi and spin is limited to 1000rpm. Haven't touched wifi , (useful to download new cycles and...
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    Refrigerator energy consumption

    Is the fan working, I believe there should be two fans one for the fridge section and other for, the freezer. If the evaporator coil is iced up and clogged this will cause those issues due to defrost not working properely, compressor on last legs, or low gas.