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Eaton PowerWare 20 kVA UPS teardown
« on: October 16, 2018, 08:19:50 AM »
Here is a little quick, dirty and early morning junk yard teardown of a 20 kVA Eaton PowerWare UPS system.

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I have earlier taken some of these systems apart and you can see the differences from there photo galleries:
http://kaizerpowerelectronics.dk/tools/file-archive/?drawer=images*junk_yard_stuff*2016_03_22_-_Eaton_Powerware_20kVA_UPS
http://kaizerpowerelectronics.dk/tools/file-archive/?drawer=images*junk_yard_stuff*2016_03_22_-_Eaton_Powerware_30kVA_UPS
http://kaizerpowerelectronics.dk/tools/file-archive/?drawer=images*junk_yard_stuff*2016_09_23_-_Eaton_Powerware_20kVA_UPS

Other UPS teardown videos:
http://kaizerpowerelectronics.dk/teardown/teardown-of-a-eaton-powerware-60kva-ups-system/
http://kaizerpowerelectronics.dk/teardown/teardown-video-of-eaton-powerware-30-kva-ups/
http://kaizerpowerelectronics.dk/electronics/teardown-eaton-powerware-30-kva-ups/
http://kaizerpowerelectronics.dk/teardown/teardown-of-a-merlin-gerin-pulsar-esv-22-ups/
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Re: Eaton PowerWare 20 kVA UPS teardown
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2018, 08:45:29 AM »
I've worked on a few Eaton boards (design / modify), though I don't recognize anything in this one, maybe it's older than the designs I've seen.

Nothing really to say, just thought that was interesting, and, I guess, maybe you'll get lucky some day and tear down one that I recognize! ;D

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Re: Eaton PowerWare 20 kVA UPS teardown
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2018, 08:52:36 AM »
You got quite of lot of re-usable parts out of this one Mads.
Shame about the terminal blocks getting busted up, still could be worse.

Out of interest, do you just give any wiring/cables you don't need to the junkyard, or just toss it back into the cabinet ?

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Re: Eaton PowerWare 20 kVA UPS teardown
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2018, 01:15:17 PM »
Aha, I recognise a lot of stuff in this video.

A few years back I came across the toss-out pile of a UPS company that was moving premises and scored a bunch of PCBAs that match what Mads has here (along with a lot of other goodies) - nice to know what they were actually out of!

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Re: Eaton PowerWare 20 kVA UPS teardown
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2018, 11:09:33 PM »
I've worked on a few Eaton boards (design / modify), though I don't recognize anything in this one, maybe it's older than the designs I've seen.

Nothing really to say, just thought that was interesting, and, I guess, maybe you'll get lucky some day and tear down one that I recognize! ;D

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It seems that quite a lot of this model gets thrown out within the last few years, so they have matured for replacement, if you worked on newer stuff, I will see that in some years ;)

You got quite of lot of re-usable parts out of this one Mads.
Shame about the terminal blocks getting busted up, still could be worse.

Out of interest, do you just give any wiring/cables you don't need to the junkyard, or just toss it back into the cabinet ?

Yeah its much more of a shame when its the IGBTs that are cracked. Part of staying good friends with a scrap dealer is that when i take stuff apart, i sort stuff i get loose in iron, cable and copper, thats like free labor to him and i was doing it anyway to get things out. Nothing lost, all to gain :)
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