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You can program your power bottom to hibernate, and connect the screen direct without the UPS, so you get more time...then when the electricity goes off, without seeing the screen just push the power bottom to hibernate.

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The UPS in this office is out of order, message that appear on screen is 'UPS V OUT LIMITS' and 'Battery critical'

follow this steps and fix it. God bless you
Plug the battery backup into a working electrical outlet. If the battery backup turns on when the power button is pressed, then the problem may be that the previous electrical outlet is faulty. Proceed to step three. If the battery backup doesn't turn on, proceed to step two.
  • 2 Reset the circuit breaker on the battery backup. APC battery backups have a labeled circuit breaker button located on the unit near the phone line, fax line, USB, network and coaxial cable inputs. Press the button to reset the circuit breaker. Power on the battery backup by pressing the power button. If the battery backup powers on, proceed to step three. If the battery backup doesn't turn on, proceed to step six.

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  • 3 Determine if the battery backup is charged and providing battery power. With the battery backup on and plugged into a working electrical outlet, plug a computer monitor into one of the battery backup outlets labeled "battery backup plus surge protection" on the battery backup. (APC power supplies have some outlets that provide only surge protection while the other outlets provide surge protection plus battery backup.) Turn the monitor on. Unplug the battery backup power cord from the wall outlet. If the monitor remains on, the battery is holding a charge, supplying electrical power and the battery backup is working properly. If the monitor goes off, proceed to step four.
  • 4 Charge the battery. Plug the battery backup into an electrical outlet and allow the battery to charge for 16 hours. This will fully charge the battery.
  • 5 Test battery charge. Once the battery is fully charged, repeat step three. If the monitor stays on when power is interrupted to the battery backup, the issue is solved and the problem resulted from an incompletely charged battery. If the monitor turns off when power is interrupted, the battery within the battery backup is faulty and needs to be replaced.
  • 6 Replace the battery backup unit. The unit itself is faulty. If the battery backup is under warranty, contact APC to request a replacement.
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    Not Working During Power Outage

    Bad battery in the UPS. To test unplug all equipment. Check outgoing power with voltage meter. Should read around 115vAC. Then unplug from the wall outlet. Check voltage again. If no voltage is present its a bad battery.

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    I have a F6C800 and replaced the bateries. It seems to provide surge protection power through the 2 outlets but does not provide power through the Backup outlets. The monitoring software also does not...

    OK - I'll ask the simple question first, so don't think I'm being crappy...
    When you hooked the wires back up to the batteries that were replaced, did you hook them back up as they originally were? (I ran into this problem myself earlier today. I put one of the batteries in upside down and didn't have them hooked up correctly.)
    Red terminal on the front battery goes to the black terminal on the back battery, then the black terminal on the first battery goes to the circuit board. Red terminal on the back battery goes to the power supply.
    Hope that helps. It sure is a pain the change these batteries out.

    Nov 29, 2010 | Belkin (F6C800-UNV-PL) UPS System

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    My UPS Turns itself off

    This advice relates generally to small UPS units.

    More than likely it was the UPS that was beeping because it was supplying the power from its inbuilt battery, rather than the CPU. From the model number, I would predict that this particular UPS is an 800VA unit. Presumably it has worked reliably since its original purchase.

    You may be experiencing power network disturbances that are resulting in low voltage (otherwise known as 'brownout'). This could be a 'new' or 'temporary' power issue or something that may now be more permanent. Some examples of 'new' issues that can lead to low voltage include: a neighbour operating a large welder, an X-Ray clinic opens next door or the power supply authority incorrectly adjusts transformer output or overloads the grid (new subdivision?). Look for likely external issues and if found address these with the relevant party.

    Be aware that an 800VA UPS may only run a PC for 10 -- 15 minutes (not 45 minutes or more) before the battery is flat and the unit shuts down and has to be restarted. It can also take many hours for a battery to fully recharge and if there are repeated demands on the UPS to supply power over this time then the recharge period will be extended.

    Also check that you have not overloaded the UPS by connecting any printers or non-computer loads to the battery-backed supply, especially laser printers which can easily overload a small UPS when the fuser operates.

    If chronic unresolved low supply voltage is a problem, check the user manual / software. Some UPS manufacturers provide adjustments for the lower voltage threshhold -- i.e. the supply voltage at which the UPS will come online to supply the load. This can be reduced to avoid unnecessary operation of the UPS.

    Finally, a typical life for a small UPS battery is around 2 - 3 years. Problems described could be attributed to a failing battery.

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    After switching on the power supply, my pc takes around 3-4 minutes to start with APC UPS, earlier it was responding within half a minute

    Have you taken it off the UPS and tried connected direct to an outlet.

    Does it take the same amount of time?

    If so you have a software or hardware conflict that is new and needs to be researched carefully.

    try using the windows error log to see if there any startup errors.

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    Newpoint battery backup

    check whether the batterries are ok, if  yes check whether the system is charging.

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    Dynex Te685avr backup battery doesnt work

    If the battery outlets do not work, typically the Dynex TE685AVR UPS (battery backup) just needs a new battery. These batteries usually last 3-5 years.

    The model of the battery is a WKA12-7.5F2 and can be purchased at:

    Jun 26, 2008 | Dynex (TE685AVR) UPS System

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    Product Details function pw(s){pop('/xWI?lid=1&fid=1647&aid='+s)} Product MPN MPN 10K1912 Key Features Form Factor Desktop Output Power (VA) 700 VA Output Power (W) 425 W Max Backup Time With Full Load 5 Minutes Connectors Total Number of Outputs 6 Outlets Outlet Connectors NEMA 5-15R Technical Features Recharge Time 4 Hours Surge Suppression With Surge Suppression Automatic Shutdown With Automatic Shutdown Audible Alarm With Audible Alarm Cable Length 6 ft. Dimensions Width 4.75 in. Depth 7 in. Height 10.5 in. Weight 20 lb. Warranty Warranty 2 Years Miscellaneous

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    Belkin UPS F6C800 Problem


    My name is Vikram Kumar Thumu, from India-Hyderabad. I have seen your message on the issue related to Shutdown of UPS whenever there is a Power Surge. I would like to provide my suggestions on the issue. I hope that this should work for you and will resolve the issue.

    I see that you are using

    Generally, the issue happens if you are not using the UPS as per Manufacturer specifications or if it is overloaded frequently then UPS  shutdowns

    To isolate the issue, I recommend you to check and go through below information.

    If you see ON BATTERY a Yellow LED OR Flashing Yellow
    LED with Audible Alarm (Beeping) then it means this condition for the On-Battery LED can indicate 1of 2 problems: They are:

    1. The UPS is on battery backup and an intermittent audible alarm is on. The UPS will begin shutdown procedure.

    2. Battery is low. The UPS will sta rt shut down. The buzzer sounds an audible alarm .

    if you see a Solid Red on your UPS , then it means that UPS is either fault or overload.  It happens if there is a issue with UPS. The LED will be lit continuously and the unit will sound an audiable alarm for 10 seconds. Other cause could be with Battery is weak or Bad, the Battery needs to be replaced under this condition.

    If you use a Flashing Red LED, then it means that battery is trying to give more power than it should. It happens then UPS is overloaded.

    Let me tell you,,,,

    Only data sensitive equipment such as a computer, monitor and external drive should be plugged into these outlets. Battery power is automatically

    provided in case of a power outage. Power (AC or battery) is not supplied to these outlets when the UPS is switched off. (Do not plug surge protectors or power strips into the battery back up outlets).

     Most Important factor that effects the issue is that,

    Caution: Never connect a laser printer or scanner to the backup outlets of UPS with other computer equipment. A laser printer or scanner draws significantly more power when in use than when idle. This may overload the UPS.

    And caused the UPS to shutdown whenever there is Power Surge

    To isolate the issue further, let me tell you the way where you can test the UPS if it is fine or not.

    1. Charge the UPS for around 4 hours, and try below steps.


    To Conduct a Self Test


    Use the self-test to verify both the operation of the UPS and the condition of the battery. In normal utility power, push the On/Off/Test

    button less than 2 seconds and the UPS performs a self-test function. During the self-test, the UPS operates in back-up mode.

    Note! During the self-test, the UPS briefly operates on- battery backup power (the on-battery LED comes on). If the UPS passes

    the self -test, it returns to on-line operation. If the UPS fails the self-test, it immediately returns to on-line operation and lights the replace battery LED. The loads are not affected. Recharge the battery overnight and perform the self- test again. If the replace battery LED is still on, the battery will need to replaced.


    This should resolve the issue for you.


     If you need any further assistance on the issue, you can mail me at . I'll be glad to help you.



    Oct 28, 2007 | Belkin (F6C800-UNV-PL) UPS System

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