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Solved: Advice on UPS please

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bilnrobn, Feb 13, 2013.

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  1. bilnrobn

    bilnrobn Thread Starter

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    I've just bought a Belkin 600VA UPS. (The question may apply to any UPS I guess, not just the one I happen to have.)

    Under normal circumstances, (power supply OK with no blackouts, brownouts or surges during the day, when the computer is running), is it OK to turn the UPS off at the wall for the night when I shut down the computer?

    Leaving it on, it seems to be pretty hot in the morning, and I'm trying to minimise my power consumption. This is my main reason for considering shutting it off at night.
     
  2. captainron276

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    What does your instructions that came with your Belkin UPS suggest? I have an APC and it states to keep it plugged in so that the battery keeps a full charge. By shutting it down at night the battery will slowly discharge and in turn not be at full capacity when you start up in the morning. This can be hard on your battery pack. If it is getting pretty hot as you stated, it could be a bad battery and need replacing. Since you just bought it I would ask the store where you bought it from about this concern.

    PS, That's a nice unit you have and comes with a 3 year warranty which does include battery replacement.
     
  3. bilnrobn

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    Thanks Ron. There is no mention of this in the manual that came with it. (Calling it a 'Manual' is misleading as it a short booklet, mainly concerned with covering their backside if I were to open it up and stick my fingers inside. Other info given is pretty basic.) I think I'll leave it on and see if it keeps getting hot.I could also check its power draw in sleep mode.
     
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