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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When do I need a pure sine wave UPS?

I would like to buy a rack UPS that would support all the IT related electronics in a SOHO room. This include switches, routers, PCs, servers, NAS. During my research I found out that there are ...
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UPS does not get charged

My 4 year old UPS (uninterrupted power supply) hasn't been getting charged for the last few months. I have searched a lot on Google but haven't found any solution to make it charge again. How do I ...
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Power surge protection levels, spec of protective hardware

For some reason I experienced an extremely brief power cut (half a second or so) and it corrupted my desktop PC's BIOS (ROM?) which had to be restored and reconfigured. This is despite using a surge ...
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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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Is there a way to tell the laptop battery when to stop charging?

I don't want my laptop's battery to always be at 100% because it lessens battery life, especially when above 25 Celcius, the lowest summer temperature in Israel (currently 30C - 32C). I prefer to keep ...
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Time needed for a UPS to switch from line power to battery?

What is the average time for a UPS to switch from line power to battery? I now there are some more expensive "inline" UPS which don't have a switching transient, but I want to see if I can use a less ...
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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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Laptop Malfunctions After UPS Failure? I Have Got What I Deserved

My UPS failed today and laptop ceased working. UPS failed me before 1 time and it was when laptop was on standby but nothing happened to the laptop however. Also there were times when laptop was ...
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Windows 7 Frequently Hangs Up

Of late I've not been getting as much love as I used to from my beloved Windows 7; inspite of all the adoration I've showered on her over the years. Recently, when I tried to update, she wouldn't and ...
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apcupsd on Linux does not see APC BackUPS Pro 900 on USB [SOLVED]

From what documentation I could find, the UPS is supported on Linux and is reported to be working with apcupsd. I looked for specific problems such as the infamous Microlink protocol, and found none. ...
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Have UPS shut down computer automatically in Linux when the power goes out

I'm wondering that I could not find anything useful on Google. I'm using a cheap UPS which actually does keep my computer powered for awhile if there are some electricity issues (they are very common ...
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UPS doesn't work on off-grid solar power system

My APC 350 UPS worked fine when plugged into standard utility company power in the States. Now it's being powered by an off-grid solar power system in Central America, using 120 volt power from a ...
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My new UPS loses power almost immediately, even with a light load

I bought a Secure 650VA UPS, but it is not working as expected. I tested it by charging it for 6 hours. I then plugged in my desktop PC (just the PC, itself, not the monitor). I cut the power off by ...
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What are the effects of power dips (brownouts) on computers?

A lot of UPSs advertise they protect against "brownouts". What exactly is the effect on a computer if the voltage goes low but not completely out? Where I'm currently living the lights frequently ...
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How do I know how much power is left on my external battery?

Our IT consultant persuaded us to add an external battery pack to our dying UPS, rather than buy a new one. The UPS still counts down from about 4 minutes after the AC power is removed, but continues ...
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Booting Dell XPS720 stops during BIOS when powered through UPS

I use a (now rather ancient) DEll XPS720 as a music server running Linux Mint Debian Edition. If the PC is connected directly to the mains power, all is well, though ill-advised in case of power-cuts. ...
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Uninterruptible Power Supply Unit Failure, Or Is It the Battery?

I have an APC brand, SUA750 Model UPS unit that has been in service since late 2008. Recently, it failed completely when there was no power outage. (If any power outage occurred, it was for only a ...
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how to setup different nut-configs for machines hanging on the same ups

I am trying to set up NUT (Network UPS Tools) on two different computers, which both are supplied by power by a single UPS. In case of line power failure, the one computer connected to the ...
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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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Computer shutdown unexpectedly. Can it be related to bad current?

I have a new desktop computer (Lenovo M81) that shutdowns unexpectedly. Other times, it is mouse and keyboard that become unresponding. If I put the computer to sleep and awake it, everything returns ...
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PC starts then stops, then starts normally

I have built a new PC very recently and everything seems to be in place. But when I switch it on all fans, including the CPU spins for just one second and stops immediately (it seems like the PC ...
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How to keep OS X server up after booting without user having to sign in?

I've been having this problem now for quite awhile, and it's really starting to cause some major issues for my setup. At my previous job, this server was UPS-protected, so whenever there was an small ...
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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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What does a single audible signal every 30 seconds mean coming from the APC BackUPS BE550G-GR?

I have APC Back UPS BE550G-GR installed at home. This is a home class device, and I bought it since I need only basic protection of my home network devices, and disk storage. Recently device started ...
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Luminous UPS turns off automatically when system left idle

I have Luminous UPS. When my UPS is on battery mode and system is idle it automatically turns off my computer. I have made sure it’s not due to low battery because when I start the UPS again it works ...
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Is it possible to use a UPS or power inverter in place of a dying battery in a laptop?

My battery is dying and I can’t buy the a new battery because its not available in my country (India). My battery model is A41-X550E (ASUS). And it’s inside my laptop like this: So that’s why I ...
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Do I need to turn off my UPS when I power off my PC?

Do I need to turn off my UPS when I power off my PC? Or, put differently, is it okay for the UPS to be turned on all the time?
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Is it okay to connect a smaller UPS to a bigger UPS?

At my office we have two UPSs, The Big one has 10x 12v Batteries with 50Ah capacity connected to it, and a smaller 600VA Desktop UPS. The Big one has 8 Desktop Computers connected to it and the ...
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UPS 120v and 230v

I would like to know about a UPS. The APC international model is a 220/230v where in Canada our plugs are 120v. if I could push 230v to the international UPS (installing 15A plug) and switch my ...
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Need to know about apc ups AVR

Due to high voltage my mac mini broke down. I am looking for cheap option and found this apc ups BX600CI. I read its specification which have AVR. I want to know what doest this mean. Its Input ...
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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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Overloaded UPS, might it have damaged connected hardware?

I have an APC Back-UPS ES 400, and during a brief power failure (less than a minute), its buzzer sounded continuously. Looking up the manual, this apparently indicates an overload. It's rated to 240W, ...
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Is 208V 3phase enough to supply a 220-240V UPS?

Our input voltage is 208V 3-phase but we are not certain if it's capable of powering a 220-240V APC UPS. Can this power supply be used with this input voltage?
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APC Smart-UPS X 1500VA Warning State: Connect Battery

I have an APC Smart-UPS X 1500V which I just connected to a power source. When I turned the device on it was beeping and giving a flashy red light at the most right icon of the control panel. The ...
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Is my UPS responsible for all this damage?

I have an APC Back-UPS RS 550G which I've been using in my home office for about a year. It saw me through a few power outages for which I was quite glad. However, I've lost quite a bit of time to ...
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Will a 800va UPS output 800va after 3 years of usage?

I have been using an apolo 800va UPS for three years for my desktop. During a power outage will the UPS supply 800va to my PC? When a UPS ages it will decrease the battery backup time but will the ...
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Why laptop battery so small and UPS bigger and heavier but can only hold lesser powering duration?

My friend asked this earlier today, facts that most: laptop battery are smaller laptop battery are lighter in weight laptop battery can give more time without plugging to power outlet laptop power ...
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Can i W PSU on 0660W UPSrun 60 [closed]

Is 600 watt Power supply takes more input voltage than 350 watt power supply?.
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My computer that is plugged into an UPS reboots when the power goes down [duplicate]

I am using a Seasonic SS 400et active PFC F3 power supply, but my computer reboots when the power goes down. The computer's processor is an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600. I have 6 GB RAM and a GTS 250 512 ...
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Computer restarts on power failure with UPS

I am having power cut problems in my country. I am using an uninterrupted power supply with these specs waveform: modified sine wave typical 15-20ms, 30ms max My computer restarts when power goes ...
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Accessing APC Smart UPS Network Management Card via hostname

I've got a new APC SmartUPS X 1500 with the build-in network management card AP9631, which I can access it via the ip-address 192.168.0.154. This IP-address has been given by my router's DHCP. When ...
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PC restarts on power outtage despite having a UPS

Unfortunately where I live I do not have 24/7 electricity. My new PC rig which is considered to be a high-end(gaming) system is connected to a brand new APS/UPS that have these specs: DC-AC ...
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APC UPS appears to be preventing PC from entering sleep or dim display [closed]

I have recently installed an APC BackUPS 800 for my HP Compaq 8300 All-in-One Desktop PC with Windows 7 Professional OS and now the PC does not want to enter sleep mode anymore or dim the display. ...
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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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Can I disable “write-cache buffer flushing” for an Intel 730 SSD on a desktop PC

Can I disable "write-cache buffer flushing" for an Intel 730 SSD on a desktop PC without UPS? This drive has capacitors for power-loss protection - is this enough to flush the buffers when a power ...
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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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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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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, ...