A UPS (uninterruptible power supply) is a device used to provide instant backup power to critical systems for safe shutdown in the case of a power outage.

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Are default NUT settings fine? (about UPS configuration)

On Debian Linux jessie: After buying an UPS and installation of nut-server and nut-client at my PC and configuring the ports and the protocol, do I need to adjust time and/or percentage parameters, ...
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How can I set my Windows 7 desktop with a UPS to automatically turn on after a power outage is over?

I've got a Windows 7 desktop system with an APC UPS to provide backup power during power outages. I've got the UPS connected to the system with a USB cable so that the built-in Windows power utility ...
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My 650va UPS is overloaded

I bought a secure 650va UPS but it is not working good. I tested it by charging it to 6 hours and plug in my PC without monitor just the cpu itself but when i tested it to cut the power off by ...
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What about placing a voltage regulator behind an UPS with modified sine output, to protect an active pfc psu?

I moved to an area/building where there are quite some problems with the wall-power supply. Primaraly I would like to protect my computers, secondary I would like have some affordable UPS for some of ...
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When unplugged, the UPS plug gives out current. Is it bad? [closed]

We have several power issues in our house like : Occasionally loosing bulbs (in two holders, the light bulbs went out two times. If we put a new one, it will go out after several days. One went out ...
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If my power supply is 700w, do I need a 700w UPS?

if my power supply is 700w, do I need a 700w UPS? I am running dual 20" dell LCD's, a i7 quad core system with a radion 4870 1gb video card, 2 hard drives.
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Is My PSU compatible with this UPS

I have this PSU and this UPS, however due to the PSU being/having an active PFC (power factor correction) it is incompatible with my UPS (at least according to APC tech support, for reference see my ...
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Does the output waveform of a UPS make a difference to my PC Hardware?

I wanted to buy a UPS for my PC. I was going over some and I came across a variety of sine waves that different UPSes generate; Stepped Sine Wave Modified Sine Wave Simulated Sine Wave I know ...
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apcupsd on Linux does not report on APC BackUPS Pro 900

From what documentation I could find, the UPS should be (is!) supported by Linux and ought to work with apcupsd. I looked for specific problems such as the infamous Microlink protocol, and found none. ...
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Can a UPS be too powerful?

Our old network admin bought the top range UPS a few months ago but never came around to setting it up and is no longer with the company. Now the old UPS broke down and needs to be replaced, but an ...
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Is UPS necessary to have for a PC?

Can my computer components ( Monitor, Motherboard, RAM, HDD, CPU, SMPS) become damaged due to a sudden power flux. It's only needed to shut down Windows properly. Can I solve both Hardware and ...
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Would intermittent contact with the service voltage and capacitors in a power supply (inrush current) damage a computer?

If I plugged my laptop AC Adapter power cable into a UPS, causing sparks to blast out (and being unable to insert it due to the UPS being seemingly not designed for this type of plug, for whatever ...
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Is the APC BR700G UPS (or similar) compatible with Active PFC power supplies?

I'm looking at getting a UPS for my home computer. So far the APC BR700G looks very promising, except for one thing: one of the reviews on Newegg says that this UPS does not work with a power supply ...
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APC Smart Ups Series differences [closed]

I'm trying to understand differences between between APC Smart UPS Series and APC Smart UPS C series. The only thing I noticed is C series have no expasion slot. Are there some other practical ...
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What is the use of UPS Sizing?

UPS sizing as I have read in the internet is a simple mathematical formula multiplying power (volts) and current (amps) to eventually come up with the load rating VA (volts x amps). The answer i got ...
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Is it necessary to use UPS? [duplicate]

I'm current using Corsair VS 550 (550 watt) power supply unit ,but i don't have any UPS. Is there any chance that my power supply unit and hard disk could be damaged for not using any UPS.can anyone ...
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My UPS has a 5ms switchover time, server shuts off during said time

Is there anything I can do to prevent the server from shutting down? (bios setting etc). the server in question is an HP Proliant ML350 G6. I've got an eaton 5110 UPS and Eaton claims that we need to ...
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UPS with bad battery - okay to keep computing a while?

My APC ES 350 UPC is beeping continuously, with an LED alternating red/green. Nothing happened recently, just normal everyday functioning. According to a quick web search, this beep and blinking ...
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Does UPS make any sound when not powering computer?

I would like to buy UPS, but the review I read: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/apc-smt1500-cyberpower-cp1500pfclcd-tripp-lite-smart1500slt,2785-12.html make me alert of one thing -- the noise ...
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Why PC reboots when there’s a power failure even with UPS?

I've purchased a Line Interactive UPS 1200VA. It's supposed to give 8~20min backup (as written in the manual). This UPS has transfer time < 10ms. It works fine when the mains is active. But the ...
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my power supply is 400w, do I need a 400w UPS? [duplicate]

my power supply is 400w, do I need a 400w UPS? my cpu is pentium g620 2.60Ghz,2gb 1333mhz ddr3 ram,160hdd,nvidia gt210 1gb gpu,400w psu samsung 22" LED
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UPS battery replacement

For the UPS model Niky 900 by Daker, I'd like to replace the original CBS HR1234W F2 battery with something I can buy on amazon.it, e.g. FIAMM models: could you suggest what are the relevant ...
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Turn off computer automatically when there's no electricity

I'm wondering that I could not find anything useful on Google. I'm using a cheap UPS which actually prevents my computer to be turned off immediately if there are some electricity issues (they are ...
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My computer restarts automatically when there is power outage and the monitor is turned on, using UPS power

I have a Zebronics Power UPS which backs up the system power at the time of power outage. I have no issues with that. But yesterday night I kept a movie to download and slept turning off just my ...
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APC Smart-UPS 1000VA - command file won't get executed

I've got this old piece - http://goo.gl/5M37Sc, working reliably so far, but it has one big problem: command file when power is down won't run. Everything seems to be configured correctly, but when ...
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UPS switches to battery power when plugging in devices?

Over the past week or so I've had my UPS switch over to battery power briefly when plugging in new devices (possibly limited to just AC -> DC chargers, but haven't tested anything else). I had ...
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What depth of discharge does 0% in a UPS correspond to?

When a UPS like an APC Smart-UPS shows 0% charge remaining, does it mean the deep-cycle batteries are completely discharged or that they're at 20%?
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Is it possible to test an UPS battery without having the UPS nearby?

I just started with a new company and they have a stack of replacement batteries for UPS's located at the branch offices. The problem is, no one knows if these batteries are good or not, and the ...
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Agghhh! UPS Back-Up, Laptop Charger, Sparks

Boy… ok. This is so frustrating! Ok so, I've been getting a whole lot of problems with the electrical grid here lately: spikes, surges, lows, brown-outs, all kinds of problems, it's terrible, ...
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Choosing the right UPS

I'm trying to determine the size of the UPS I should buy. Ideally, I would like something to keep my system on for an hour in case of a power cut but I don't have the budget for that. Basically I want ...
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What Is AVR Mode In UPS Software Management?

When UPS was disconnected from power source and 25W desk lamp was connected to it, all was normal: But as soon as i have unplugged it and plugged in 95W fan, AVR "Normal" changed to up arrow: ...
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UPS - practical maintenance advices to help end-user keeping batteries (classic lead acid models) in good shape

I have read that most (maybe all?) UPS devices for personal computing have lead-acid batteries inside. As long as its chemistry, compared to lithium-ion, is very different, I would like to know ...
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How to determine what size backup power equipment is needed?

I want to have an optimum continuous supply for my small office for 6hours, which includes, a laptop (AsusG73SW-> 8Cells : 5200 mAh 74 Whrs; Output : 19 V DC, 6.3 A, 150 W; Input: 100-240 V AC, 50/60 ...
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Computer running Windows 7 with a Ouragan Neo900 UPS

We have a number of power issues here on Mauritius and I wondered if there is any software that, when the UPS kicks in during a power loss, can then safely shut down my computer as although I ...
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APC UPS will not work with Vista

So I bought an APC UPS BE550G the other day, I plug it in, it works fine, I can unplug it the battery keeps my computer going. Fine. What does not work is the software (or any other software that I ...
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Low capacity on UPS model Hantol HU1000 for PC

How should one care about UPS (do maintenance of UPS) for a home computer? I am asking because after one case where UPS was discharged fully (till it was empty), it now does not hold the power: it ...
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Detecting when a server is running on UPS battery

I have a home server (HP Proliant ML310 G4) that I bought from my employer a month or so ago. The server runs Debian Linux and I use it for just about everything. I can get away with doing this ...
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computer shutoff suddenly, I have a APC backup UPS SE 350

My computer suddenly shutoff (abruptly), and then the APC (UPS SE 350) started to beep continuously. I pressed the button on it and it stopped, then I pressed it again and it turned on (green light) ...
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Using Perl to communicate with Nut

I'm trying to communicate with my UPS that's managed using NUT. I want to read values from it like line voltage, battery charge, etc. I don't want to send it commands to shut it down. At first I was ...
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UPS will work on power but not battery

I have an old APC Back-UPS 200 I'm hoping to use for my PC. Connected to power it works fine. When unplugged it emits a "i'm on battery power" constantant tone. The 2 plugs on the back are not ...
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Reboot after power failure not working

My bios (american megatrends) has an option to reboot after power failure which I have set only it doesn't work. I have a UPS which shuts it down correctly and then disconnects the power. When power ...
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What should I look for in a UPS to protect my system from outages and surges? [duplicate]

Lately my computer has been subject to numerous power outages due to unstable power in the area. It has started to cause damage to my GPU and has had other impacts on file integrity (the drivers for ...
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APC ES 350 - continuous alarm

Continuous alarm on ES-350, power light (green) blinking. There are no other audio/visual indicators. Circuit breaker button is popped out, won't reset, attached devices have power. Power cycle and ...
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APC UPS Overload light blinking and constant alarm tone

I have a Back-UPS XS 900 on a standalone Debian server that seems to randomly start sounding a constant overload alarm, even with nothing plugged in. The alarm continues to sound until I manually ...
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APC Back-UPS overload

I contacted APC to ask this question, but it has been 5 days with no response. My question is simple: I have an APC Back-UPS ES 750 (450 watts), but let's say I want to plug something that draws more ...
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How to set shutdown criteria for network ups tools in Debian Jessie

I have installed the nut-server and nut-client pagages for debian and I do have communication with a dell ups. I can send shutdown and start commands via upsdrvctl and the UPS is fully supported ...
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How to restart nut-server on Ubuntu after USB communcation has been established?

I got Eaton 3S UPS which is connected to my Ubuntu 13.10 system thru USB. Ubuntu communicates to UPS with nut-server. However, when PC is started, it looks like nut-server daemon is started before ...
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UPS shuts down when using with modem alone

I'm in a place where power cuts are very common for around 5 hours a day. I have a DSL internet connection and a PC. I recently purchased a new laptop which easily gives me 4 hours of battery backup. ...
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In vs Out ethernet jack on UPS

On my Cyber Power 825 AVR UPS it has two ethernet connections: one labeled in and the other labeled out. What's the difference?
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Making Advice PRV-850 quiet

I've recently bought the Advice PRV-850 UPS. It works as expected, but when there's a power drop, it constantly beeps and I don't know how to make it quiet. I had a different model of the Advice UPS ...