|Submited By: C. Morris on 11/25/2009|
I bought the 12V-7AH to replace the battery in my BackUPS-ES 500 from APC. The APC site lists the RBC2 as the official replacement battery, but I was interested in this instead as it seems to be rated at a higher capacity than the stock battery was.
This battery is identical in size and has the same leads, so why not?
It has performed flawlessly so far in the 4 months that I ve used it. I also put one in a BackUPS-ES 350 that needed a battery instead of the tiny low-capacity battery that came stock (this required a little mod to the battery bay in order to fit). No problems there, either.
This battery is now the same price as the RBC2, so if you absolutely want to be "in spec" go ahead and get one, but if not, this battery will get the job done.