Out of the Blue

Time to deal with another bit of fallout from our recent power outage. Before we were completely blacked out we experienced a series of brief electrical dropouts. As a result one of my UPS units seems to have bitten the dust. Or more precisely, the battery is no longer accepting a charge. It's actually quite possible the battery was dead already, as this is not the one protecting my PC equipment, so I don't actively monitor it. In any event, I ordered a replacement. And if it turns out the unit itself is damaged I'll still be able to save the new battery as a spare for my other UPS, as they are identical.

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