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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You need to run recalibration on the unit. The supplied PowerChute software & cable will allow you to do this if you hook the UPS up to a PC (I know it works with the serial cable, not sure about USB). If you only have a MAC then I cannot offer a solution other than to buy the standalone PowerView device from APC. It will cost a bit more than a battery, but may save you from buying needless batteries in the future. I finally broke down an bought one, but note that I was still having the problem after the 1st recalibration. By trial and error (and maybe a vague memory) I put my MAC in sleep mode, that dropped the load to stop the lights from flashing. Then I recalibrated with a 22% load and now it finally seems better (lights no longer flashing). This was with a Smart-UPS 1000.
Let me know if that helps.
Posted on May 09, 2009
With a 980watt load the run time is only 7 minutes on a brand new battery. If you have the system on full load your run time will be much less and it has likely damaged the battery. here is the APC web site page for your model. If you are running that much equipment I think you need either a bigger UPS or another 1500 and spread the load out.
Posted on Jul 24, 2009
SOURCE: Overload light in APC RS 800 UPS
it seems that the inverter circuit of your UPS is dying. the solution here is you have to open up the UPS and check the inverter circuit. to make easier, check the power mosfet if its leaking.
Posted on Aug 14, 2009
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