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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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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Is it safe to tilt a UPS battery while in use?

I've got an old UPS for which I bought a new battery. The new battery is different in size (longer). Thus it doesn't fit in the structure. However, if I keep the new battery vertically, I can manage ...
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How can safely I test a UPS that doesn't have a working battery?

I have a UPS that's about 10 years old, and doesn't have it's battery. The thing will not turn on without the battery. Is there any way I can test it to see if it still works? Will connecting the + ...
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Plugging laser printer into the other wall socket next to a UPS?

Based upon the question: Should you plug a laser printer directly into a wall socket? Given a normal US wall plug with two sockets, it is okay to plug a laser printer directly into one socket (with ...
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Do I need a UPS with a RAID-configured NAS

In order to keep my home file archive safe, I've bought a Synology NAS and configured it to use a Synology Hybrid RAID configuration. Now almost a year since I started feeling safe about the years of ...
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Does a cable / adaptor for my needs exist? (photos)

I recently bought a UPS, however, the only outlets take this sort of connector: But, the other end of the cables is like this (right): The thing is, I really need to connect it to a power bar, ...
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Linux Network UPS Tools Setup

Power failures have been wrecking my server, so I recently plugged it into a USB UPS. The problem is that the power failures last longer than the UPS battery can handle so I need the server to ...
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Is it a case of battery replacement or general system fault in Eaton UPS?

We have an old Eaton UPS 5130 with old battery(ies) of 4-5 yrs which has not been replaced yet. Both Load Not Protected and Downgraded Operator Indicators are on. Load Level Indicators is light 1 out ...
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Can I run a computer using DC power?

I always thought that using a conventional UPS with a PC is highly inefficient. Power goes from AC -> DC -> AC in UPS and then AC -> DC in PC SMPS. Since PC works only with DC (12, 5 and 3 volts) It ...
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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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How can I select a good UPS for network hardware?

After a recent power outage I realized that while all our main computers are laptops with battery power, the WiFi and modem are not. Cable service to the area continued working fine, but without ...
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APC SmartUPS - “StayOff by UI for: 60s”, what does this mean?

I have a SmartUPS 1500 LCD (circa 2009 with original batteries) connected to my Linux server running APCUPSD. Last week, I had a power cut and the server shut down automatically when the battery ran ...
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What can I do when my UPS overloads?

I've got a sweex 650VA and the following hardware: i7 3770k 32 GB Ram z77 Extreme 4 MSI nVidia GTX 980 2 HDD 5.25 3 SSD 1 DVD RW All supported by a 700 W power unit. When I use particularly ...
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APC UPS model:BR550ci-in How to Disable Minimum Load Turn Off

I got an APC UPS (Model No:BR550ci-in). I need to light a bulb(40w, 230volt) from it. The problem I am facing is Minimum Load Turn Off. My UPS auto-detects the load and if it doesn't meet the minimum ...
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Does a UPS charge it's battery even if my computer is turned on?

I bought a new UPS and the manual says something like "the UPS must charge for 24 hours before it can work properly..." My question is, does it charge even if my computer is turned-on or should I ...
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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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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 [closed]

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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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 ...