My Old UPS by APC

So old APC UPS no longer works battery died years ago.  It was cheaper to buy a new one than to send bateries back pay shipping both ways and pay for the UPS.
Todays question is will the old APC UPS still work as a surge protector?  This was a model 500.
Nobody buys 500's any more do they?
StuckhereAsked:
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TunerMLConnect With a Mentor Systems EngineerCommented:
Have run into a similar issue, the UPS SHOULD still function as a surge protector but in the use of the UPS you may find non-graceful termination of the UPS in it's entirety because of the battery state, I've used a UPS like that for maybe a year and then it started just shutting straight off because of the dead battery. In this particular location there was a Smart-UPS 1500, after the batteries died upgraded to a Smart-UPS 3000, the 1500 was taken straight offline at battery death, the 3000 still had connections and after awhile started just powering off by itself I assume due to the dead batteries.
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nobusCommented:
why not use a normal surge protector ?  they don't cost much
chances are you will get other problems also - from the old equipment
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StuckhereAuthor Commented:
U were first with the rigth answer.
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