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FrankenUPS Hack Turns a Server UPS into a Whole House UPS

This well documented build guide showcases the process of turning a rack-mounted UPS battery device intended for a server bank, into a super-charged whole-house UPS system with a massive 14 hours of backup juice.

It’s a very ambitious build and, due to the work required in the main circuit breaker of your home, we highly recommend only those experienced with electrical work undertake the project. That said, it’s a really clever bit of recycling that yielded an impressive half-day worth of backup power. Hit up the link below for the detailed build log.

FrankenUPS [via Hack A Day]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 04/10/12

Comments (5)

  1. r

    uhhh?…no, I’ll take the half-day without electricity rather than risk blowing up my house.

  2. michaelar78

    that is a great job. i like it.

  3. gr8geek

    I almost blew up my house but I did it.

  4. shoeburt

    WTH? Is UPS like USPS?

  5. Grant

    I would like to know more about the one that caught on fire…

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