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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Steve Mackie, May 13, 2005.

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  1. Steve Mackie

    Steve Mackie Guest

    Looking for Eastar 430-0002 transformer. Anyone point me in the right
  2. Art

    Art Guest

    Probably only available from the manufacturer or their priority supplier.
    APC probably will not sell you replacement parts.
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    Absolutely correct, unless it's batteries or option cards you're
    ordering. APC is one of the most hostile companies towards user self-
    maintenance I've ever had the misfortune to come across.

    If I were shopping for a new UPS, I would probably not choose APC
    for that very reason. I would probably look at Powerware (formerly Best
    Power Products) at

    The only other source I could think of would be to find a 'donor'
    unit. Are you sure the transformer is bad, though? They don't die very

    Happy hunting.

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  4. Guest

    Find an equivalent model on ebay that has another problem.
  5. Steve Mackie

    Steve Mackie Guest

    Looking for Eastar 430-0002 transformer. Anyone point me in the right
    The power lines feeding our shop is notorious for crappy power. The
    transformer that appears to supply the voltage to run the control board is
    the one that is fried. The 120V side coil(s) is (are) open.
  6. NSM

    NSM Guest

    How big is the UPS? These things are pretty cheap.

    You might want to track down a whole house spike suppressor and add it to
    your system.
  7. nvic

    nvic Guest

    I'd replace the entire UPS and recommend a Powercom UPS. Their site is They have one that runs for 70 minutes during an
    outage. They're even cheaper if you order through
    ($179USD). Batterys need changing every 9 yrs. but this is easy.
    Connects to a computer (RS232, aka Serialport) and includes
    auto-shutdown software. Also great for keeping VCRs set. You may be
    able to use it to watch a movie during an outage (find other source of
    power for TV, deguass will burn out the transformer like what happened
    here, TV may function improperly...)
  8. jakdedert

    jakdedert Guest

    If possible, get them to remove the battery and ship the unit without....

    Shipping is expensive. Batteries are relatively cheap (and heavy) and it's
    likely to need replacing anyway.

  9. Ron

    Ron Guest

    I've actually got two APC smart ups 1400's where the batterys are good,
    unit won't power on. If anyone has any idea I would like to try to
    get these units working.

  10. Mac

    Mac Guest

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