2 Voltage Regulators in a Tripp Lite UPS unit, one sitting on the bottom of case.

Thread Starter


Joined Sep 15, 2021
Any reason why a UPS would have 2 voltage regulators?

I'm wondering if an assembly line worker is trolling Tripp Lite customers by tossing in an extra voltage reg. into the case.
The board does not seem to be missing anything, every point occupied, though the extra reg. does have solder on it but suppose that doesn't mean much. Could be a bad one that was reburbished.

I found this after having to deal with its dead battery which seems to happen every 3yrs. like clock work. I probably get three 2 seconds outages per year. I swear Tripp Lite just overcharges these SLA's and boils away the electrolyte on purpose. Currently hooked up to a car battery and charging very slowly.