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Apc battery backup

About 2 or 3 times a day, the battery starts beeping for a minute or so

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You probably have a bad battery. It's also possible that you have a very bad energy supplier. But most likely the battery is on it's last leg.

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You need to reset the unit to recognize the new battery, I had same problem with one apc smart ups on the bench the other day.

On ours we had to turn off the unit unplug the battery wait 5mins

press the on key and hold for 20secs

reconnect battery

plug in to mains

and start as normal. We did this but still had very low battery time and the flashing lights, so we disconnected the comms interface, that sovled the problem.

It may work for your unit, suggest you check the manual before you try if you are unsure

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This is a signal that the battery is dying, and is failing the self-test. According to Conext, the battery replacement alarm goes off for one minute every five hours. You should also see the replace battery light on the front of the unit lit. Changing the battery should solve your problem.

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