The power went out for 45 seconds today, which was enough to kill the battery in my UPS. Thanks to my meticulous record keeping
, I know that this battery lasted 1249 days*
, or about 3½ years. Three is the minimum, so I shouldn't be surprised or anything.
I did have to run to Wal-Mart to pick up a cheap-o power strip to plug my computers into until I get a new battery. I considered stopping at Radio Shack on the way, but I decided it would be pretty unlikely that they stock RBCs.
* Using python, of course:
>>> from datetime import date
>>> date.today() - date(2003,10,3)