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    Battery Backup Breakdown

    I recently had some fun scrapping an old Belkin battery backup, and I took some photos during the process. I thought I'd share some of the photos. There is something so oddly satisfying about accumulating bins of components and materials.



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/4886509...7629573414777/

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    Got a couple of these laying around somewhere...thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElectricMetal View Post
    I recently had some fun scrapping an old Belkin battery backup, and I took some photos during the process. I thought I'd share some of the photos. There is something so oddly satisfying about accumulating bins of components and materials.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/4886509...7629573414777/
    Agreed. There is something about it.

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    I've got a bunch of battery backups lying around too. I think I'll take a stab at them later.

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    Wow, that's a lightweight unit. I would have expected to see a fist size transformer in there. All the backups I have have had large transformers in them... but I'm sure they are professional grade and this one's probably for home use. You will see what I mean when you get another one... Good job with the photos... looks great.

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    is there any e scrap value from these units. took 20 of these apart last week had two 13# batteries in each. then theres the metal case,the tranformer,and the board but i dont see anything of e-scrap value on it other than some ic chips there is copper al. and thats about it.

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    DESCRAPPER, DA board is probably it. But my company motto is" If you can plug it in, we can recycle it!" haha. It's all the same to me!
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    I just bought 18 of the APC units with 12# batteries at $0.22/lb from one yard and after breakdown am selling the parts to a second yard. Batteries at the second yard are $0.28/lb, transformers are $0.24/lb, the low-grade board is $0.15/lb, and about 1/2 lb of #2 copper I'm stashing till prices go up. I know it's not much, but it's pretty easy breaking them down while watching the tube.


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