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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 a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). 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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