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Belkin UPS F6C800 Problem

This UPS shuts down whenever there is a power surge from one of the connected components.

It is only supposed to shut down upon short circuit and none have occurred. Is this indicative of a different problem?

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  • UPS Man Oct 28, 2007

    Thumu had some good points but it does not really addresss the problem.

    The UPS battery backup works and is plugged in under normal conditions.  When a surge comes, like the CRT monitor is turned on, the UPS completely shuts down.  It does NOT go into battery backup mode and no alarm comes on.  It just completely shuts down and cuts off all electricity like a short circuit.  Push the on buttom for 3 seconds or more and the UPS comes back on.

    I do have a laser printer plugged into another outlook on the same circuit as the UPS but even when the printer is off, the monitor coming on can shut the UPS down.

    This problem remains a mystery but I suspect that somehow the UPS has become hypersensitive to power surges and shuts down instead of protecting.

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I have a belkin f6c1100unv. I plug in the cord to the house outlet.The outlet has power. I push the on/off button. No green light. I check the reset button -ok. Check the fuses inside-ok. Check the batteries with volt meter-.51. Can you give me any other ideas? Bob

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Just a general point. any ups is designed to deliver power inside its design parameters. any load outside its design parameters will cause it to shutdown or in the case of more expensive models it will go to bypass, some models will then recover and go back to inverter.

eg stable overload
peak overload
load outside its normal crest factor
short circuit

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Hello,

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.


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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 thumuvikram@rediffmail.com . I'll be glad to help you.

 

Bye.
 

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    Vikram Kumar Thumu Oct 28, 2007

    Yes, if you are done with all points that  I covered. Then it confirms that this is an issue with fault with UPS, please contact UPS Manufacturer on this issue.

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