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Back UPS Model # BK200C salvageable?

I have an old UPS Model # BK200C that was never used after purchase 10 years ago. When I plug the power cord into an outlet then flip the power switch the I/O switch light is lit. Does that mean the unit and battery is still operable? Can the unit still operate as a decent surge suppressor if I remove the battery without replacing?

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Yes you right you can just use it as surge protector, but it would be better if you gonna buy a battery for that unit aleast you got a back up in the event of power outage.

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