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APC Sustainability

If it has been 3 years, your old UPS may need a recharge. Trade in and/or replace those old UPS batteries with genuine APC replacement Battery Cartridges (RBCs) and get free return shipping, not to mention an eco-friendly disposal.

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*Please note: Product descriptions, specifications and part numbers have been sourced from www.apc.com and may refer to the US products which differ from products which will be supplied in Australia. Data sheets can be provided upon request for the Australian equivalent to these products.

Overview:

Energy Efficiency

Jointly established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE), the ENERGY STAR program is aimed at reducing pollutants caused by the inefficient use of energy, while also making it easy for consumers to identify and purchase energy-efficient products.

Energy Efficiency

Being Green

APC by Schneider Electric embraces the increasing pressure of environmental legislation by designing our products with greater energy efficiency, fewer hazardous substances and eco-friendly recycling and disposal options.


Battery Management and Recycling

APC by Schneider Electric is committed to offering products and services that are safe and easy to manage in an environmentally safe way. This includes providing replacement battery cartridges (RBCs) for APC UPSs and battery packs that conform to the many regulatory requirements applicable to lead acid batteries and other battery chemistries. APC by Schneider Electric offers easy and safe methods for recycling our products.

Environmental Compliance

Environmental Compliance

We pledge to work cooperatively with our customers and our supply chain to comply with the product-focused rules that affect our products including recycling initiatives, conflict minerals compliance and supplier responsibility.

Community Impact

Community Impact

APC shares Schneider Electric's charitable giving program, Community ImpACT, which offers proactive support of select programs and partnerships engaged in education, the environment, global citizenship, innovation, and science & technology.

Battery Safety:

APC by Schneider Electric UPS batteries come in various sizes, shapes and chemistries, and are subject to many regulations. Batteries are regulated at local, national and international levels. Because the rules that govern the use, transportation and disposal of batteries are complex, battery owners should know about the unique regulatory requirements that apply to their situation and location.

Battery Compliance

Schneider Electric is committed to providing products that are fully compliant with all required regulations, international protocols, and customer standards. This includes providing replacement battery cartridges (RBCs) for APC UPS units and battery packs.

Safe Use

Understanding when a battery pack has reached the end of its useful life is important. APC power protection devices use sealed lead acid batteries, which have a use life of approximately 5 years. We recommend replacing your batteries at the end of that lifespan.

The Sealed Lead Acid batteries used in APC by Schneider Electric products are contained within sealed, non-spillable cartridges. Under normal use and handling, there is no contact with the internal components of the battery. However, misuse of the RBC product, such as overcharging or overheating, may result in a discharge of battery electrolyte.

Get the most out of your battery cartridge prior to end of life:

  • Schedule battery replacement prior to the end of the battery's lifespan. We recommend replacement when batteries have reached 3 to 4 years of use.
  • Replace the batteries when the UPS gives the Replace Battery indication, regardless of age.
  • If the UPS is no longer in service, remove and recycle the battery
  • Replace the battery if the UPS has been out of service for longer than 12 months.
  • Replace the battery every 5 years, regardless of the whether Replace Battery is indicated, when the UPS is normally loaded to less than 10% of full load. The Replace Battery indicator function is less precise at that level and may not predict battery wear out.

Damaged Batteries

Occasionally, a battery will release an odor, swell, crack, or lose a cap. Batteries in this condition are considered "damaged". Damaged batteries may release hazardous chemicals and require special disposal. Please contact customer service for assistance with damaged batteries.

Recycling Options:

APC by Schneider Electric Recycling and Take-Back Programs

Discarded electronic equipment is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the industrialized world, due to the growing use of these products. Effective collection, reuse and recycling systems ensure that this discarded equipment does not overwhelm our landfills and other waste management systems. You can help reduce electronic wastes and protect the environment by making responsible decisions when your electronic products reach their end-of-life. To help, APC by Schneider Electric offers environmentally sound product take back and recycling programs to our consumer and business customers in many countries around the world.

Select your country for country specific information on our Take Back and Recycling services.

Do you have a dead battery or an aging UPS, you now have options!! Upgrade recharge, or recycle that old UPS instead of throwing it away

As the manufacturer of the APC and MGE brands UPSs, Schneider Electric Critical Power and Cooling Services has long been committed to minimizing the global impact of our products. From eco-friendly designs to end-of-ups-life options, we are continually striving to find new ways to reduce the environmental impacts of our products.

Below you will find options to upgrade to a new UPS, recharge your existing UPS, or recycle using "green" alternatives to dispose of your old UPS.

Trade UPS

Customers can trade in their old UPS(s) - regardless of brand or whether it even works-for new UPS(s), with a full 2 year warranty and up to a 25% discount off the purchase of a new APC UPS. Receive even greater savings (up to 40%) on APC accessories with your UPS purchase.

Replacement Battery Cartridges (RBC)

If it has been 3 years, your old UPS may need a recharge. Trade in and/or replace those old UPS batteries with genuine APC replacement Battery Cartridges (RBCs) and get free return shipping, not to mention an eco-friendly disposal.

Trade-UPS Program:

Benefits of Our Trade-UPS Program

Get Discount

Trade in your old UPS receive up to a 25% discount on your new UPS and accessories

Increase Capacity

You can upgrade your power capacity up to 4x the original unit or trade in more UPSs for larger units

Free Removal

Free removal and/or shipping of existing units and proper ecological disposal of returned UPSs and batteries


About The Trade-UPS Program

The APC Trade-UPS program is a cost-effective way to upgrade your existing units and protect your latest investment. Trade in any UPS, regardless of its manufacturer or its working condition, for the latest APC UPS technology and receive up to a 25% discount on your new purchase

  • Up to a 25% discount on APC accessories
    As a benefit to our customers, now you can also buy additional APC accessories at a significant discount, if purchased along with your Trade-UPS.
  • Upgrade to four times the VA of your current UPS capacity
    Trade in up to 4X the VA of your current UPS capacity or trade in two UPSs for one larger unit.
  • Free removal and/or shipping of existing units
    Order new units today and receive free return shipping of your retired units back to APC. APC will also pay to have larger UPSs picked up and returned.*

    *Applicable only to defined easy access areas

  • Proper ecological disposal of returned UPSs and batteries for free
    All old units, including hazardous UPS batteries, returned to APC will then be properly and ecologically disposed of according to Environmental Protection Agency standards (a $5 to $500 value depending on the UPS).
  • Up to a 3 year factory warranty on new units

Trade-UPS Program Rules

To participate in the Trade-UPS program, the customer must agree to the following rules

  • Trading In a Single UPS
    Customers can trade in a UPS, for a new UPS, up to four times the VA rating of the UPS being traded in. (For example, if an customer trades in a 750VA UPS, they can purchase up to a 3000VA UPS under the this program). IMPORTANT: The VA rating of the UPS to be purchased must equal or exceed the amount of the UPS traded in.
  • Trading In Multiple UPSs
    Customers can trade in multiple UPSs for larger UPSs. The VA of the multiple units can be combined, then doubled, to get a maximum VA the customer is eligible to trade up to. Customer cannot trade in UPSs for any single or multiple UPSs of lesser value (VA) than the combined VA of all units traded in.
  • Cross-Sell purchases
    At time of Trade-UPS purchase, customer can purchase a maximum of five additional items at "Trade-UPS/Cross-Sell Pricing". Additional items can only include Surge products, or UPS accessories relative to the application level of the UPS(s) that are being purchased. Trade-UPS/Cross-Sell purchases are limited to the time of initial Trade-UPS purchase, any additional items purchased after the initial Trade-UPS purchase will not be eligible for the Trade-UPS/Cross-Sell discount.

In the event the UPS being traded in is not returned to APC within 30 days of receipt of the new UPS, the customer shall be charged for the amount of the Trade-UPS/Cross-Sell discount. The dollar value of the Trade-UPS/Cross-Sell discount shall be calculated as the difference between APC Estimated Resale Price (ERP) at time of purchase, and the Trade-UPS/Cross-Sell Price. Customer must supply credit card at time of initial Trade-UPS purchase. This credit card will be debited for the amount of the discount if unit being traded in, is not sent to APC within 30 days.

Customers can trade in their old UPS(s) - regardless of brand or whether it even works-for new UPS(s), with a full 2 year warranty and up to a 25% discount off the purchase of a new APC UPS. Receive even greater savings (up to 40%) on APC accessories with your UPS purchase.

Trade up your UPS now

 

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