So recently the UPS I bought in 2011 started beeping an alarm. Very annoying, waking me up in the middle of the night and stuff. So I hit the button and it shuts up. I re-install the UPS software again to see what the heck it wants. Apparently the battery is now 8 years old, and they recommend changing it every 3 years. So now it’s telling me to change it.
I went into the software and changed it do disable the alarm, so the UPS never beeps now. Over the last month that this has been happening, I’ve checked the monitoring software and run the test on the battery, and everything seems fine, it passes the test, and I haven’t had to use the battery at all, since electricity has been pretty reliable in the last month.
But now the software itself is throwing a little dialog box on the screen telling me I should change the battery. And this dialog box appears even in games, so I can’t play Diablo because the stupid dialog box is on the screen.
Anyway, do I really need to replace the dang battery in the UPS? It passes their own battery test. It seems like the only reason they keep pestering me is because of the age of the battery. I don’t want to spend money on this unless I absolutely have to. Anyone with experience in this area with any words of wisdom?