APC RBC43 Battery Assembly Video

Hello Everyone,

Since we have started putting together videos on how to assemble a few of the RBC batteries using the kits that we sell, I have been getting a lot of requests for a tutorial on how to properly (and quickly) assemble the APC RBC43 battery pack. A customer had brought in a unit to us, and was more than happy to lend us his RBC43 pack for this video. Please let me know if you have any comments or questions!

Thank You,
Richard Price
High-Tech Battery Solutions, Inc. 

APC RBC43 Battery Assembly Video Transcript

Hi, my name is Richard Price and I am with a company called High-Tech Battery Solutions. Today I am going to show you how to assemble your own APC RBC43 battery.

Before we begin, there are three tools that you will need to use throughout the APC RBC43 installation. The first of which is a flat head screwdriver, a pair of needle nose pliers, and a philips head screw driver.

In order to get to the eight batteries that make up the APC RBC43 pack, we must first remove the top of the unit. As you can see here, there are four phillips head screws that hold the cover in place that we need to be removed.

Once the screws have been removed, we can then remove the lid of the RBC43 by lifting the cover at both ends.

This will be exactly what the inside of the RBC43 looks like. Now, there are several different methods to replacing these batteries - Here at the shop we like to replace one battery at a time. This helps to eliminate any possible confusion when it comes to the wiring of the batteries.

To begin removing our first battery, we will need the help of our needle nose pliers. As you can see from the front of the pack here, there are white plastic wire connectors attached to the negative and positive terminal of each battery. To remove the plastic connector, you will need to get a firm grip of it with your set of pliers and apply downward pressure.

Once both of the wires have been removed, you can then take the battery out of the RBC43 pack.

Now you will notice here that there is a clear plastic terminal protector over the positive terminal of the battery. Use your flat head screw driver to gently pry the piece loose from the top of the battery.

Once the terminal protector has ben removed, its time to put it on the positive or red terminal of your new battery and install it.

Once the battery has been placed in the RBC43 tray its time to re-connect the wires using our needle nose pliers.

Now you will repeat that process for the four batteries in the first bank

Okay, now that we have the first bank of 4 batteries completed, we can then move on to the second bank. Take note of the space between the two banks, this will give you a little more maneuvering room to disconnect a re-connect the wires.

If we take a look at the last two batteries in our RBC43 pack, you can see that there is a little bit of maneuvering room - as well as the fuse and plug set-up for the battery. Keep those connections in mind while disconnecting your wires, you do not want to slip and accidentally damage the fuse.

With the last of the two batteries in place and wired up, its time to put the cover back on your RBC43 battery pack.

Once the lid is in place, we can then secure the lid with the four screws we removed at the start.

One final test that we always recommend is a volt meter test using the positive and negative terminals of the blue anderson clip. The proper voltage that you should see is between 48 and 51 volts.

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