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I have a Trip Lite Smart 1000LCD that cannot hold a charge

The LCD shows that the trip lite is fully charged but when the power goes it shuts down within about 5 minutes. Usually it only has a laptop connected to it, but even if it has nothing connected to it, it starts screaming and shuts down within 5 minutes.

The annoying thing is that the LCD shows that the trip lite has a three quarter charge when it shuts down!! If I try to turn it back on, it again shows a three quarter charge, bleeps, and goes dead.

I have tried it with a lamp with a 40watt bulb, a modem, and a TV, SKY, DVD and all result in the same thing, dead within minutes, so it seems that the amount of equipment attached makes little or no difference to the outcome, which tells me it's a software problem and nothing to do with the battery itself.

Do you know of this type of problem, and is there a solution?

I really appreciate any help or advice you can give me on this.
Respectfully,
Simon Talon.

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  • Louis Ebert May 11, 2010

    simontalon, You didn't tell me how old is the battery that is inside of the unit. If you prove that battery is NOT the cause of problem, then you might be shipping it to a building a few city blocks west of where the Chicago White Sox play their home games. Can you make accurate DC voltage measurments of the battery when it's connected to a purely resistive load of 2 amps. How many batteries are in the unit? 1 or 2? This really seems like a tired or worn-out battery thing to me. 12fixlouie

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The test will last 10 seconds. All LCD Display icons will be illuminated and the alarm will sound.
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