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Dismantling and Recycling Centre (DRZ)

Katharina Lenz, Vienna / Austria

Health & Safety

Dismantling doesn't include any harmful steps. Nonetheless workers should wear personal protection equipment like gloves, goggles, apron and robust shoes.

Note: This is a general guide for most UPS. As the construction can differ, the dismantling steps mentioned below can vary in their order. However, the described steps show what parts the removal should focus on.

  1. Unscrew and open the case. Unscrew and open the case.
    • Unscrew and open the case.

  2. Remove the lead batteries. Remove the lead batteries.
    • Remove the lead batteries.

  3. Cut the wires. Cut the wires.
    • Cut the wires.

  4. Remove the back cover
    • Remove the back cover

  5. Remove the coil. Remove the coil.
    • Remove the coil.

  6. Remove the wires.
    • Remove the wires.

  7. Unscrew and remove the PWB. Unscrew and remove the PWB.
    • Unscrew and remove the PWB.

  8. Remove the capacitor. Remove the capacitor.
    • Remove the capacitor.

  9. Remove the heat sinks. Remove the heat sinks. Remove the heat sinks.
    • Remove the heat sinks.

  10. Remove the coils. Remove the coils.
    • Remove the coils.

  11. Pry off the PWB. Pry off the fan.
    • Pry off the PWB.

    • Pry off the fan.

  12. Remove the power supply sockets. If necessary, hammer them out.
    • Remove the power supply sockets.

    • If necessary, hammer them out.

  13. Separate the remaining materials according to their type and go on with the appropriate data sheet (e.g. aluminium, ferrous metals, plastic, further PWBs, etc.). Make sure the plastic parts are completely free of metal pieces. Store capacitors and batteries seperately.
    • Separate the remaining materials according to their type and go on with the appropriate data sheet (e.g. aluminium, ferrous metals, plastic, further PWBs, etc.).

    • Make sure the plastic parts are completely free of metal pieces.

    • Store capacitors and batteries seperately.

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Tobias Isakeit

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