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When I push the select button to see voltages,etc. after a minute or so the LED light turns off? Is there anyway to have the LED panel display to stay on all the time, or is this normal operation?---Model GS-1285U

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SOURCE: I have a GS-1500U geeksquad battery back up, when its plugged in, the power light blinks. when I push the display button, it shows the battery level as fine, but after 3 seconds, the UPS shuts off

Hi and welcome to fixya
the symptoms that you are telling are of battery ! the problem is with the battery change your battery or take to an expert then your problum will be surly solved

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You should start with Rotary switch on "Maintenance Bypass" position and Qf1 open.
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Once you get the Yellow lamp lit, it is asking for QF1 to close
Once closng QF1, if green LED is lit, turn UPS off by pressing gray button until it ask for confirmation, select Yes and press Return.
Turn Rotary Sw to Normal position, press On button and the green LED will illuminate.
If, after closing QF1, the green LED didn`t lit, turn Rotary Sw to Normal, press On button and wait for green LED to lit.

if anything is not working well.. please let me know.

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Automatic: The UPS performs a self-test automatically when turned on, and every

two weeks thereafter (by default). During the self-test, the UPS briefly operates the

connected equipment on battery.
Manual: Press and hold the button for a few seconds to initiate the self-test


Replace Battery LED flashes and

short beep is emitted every two

seconds to indicate the battery is


Check that the battery connectors are fully engaged.

Weak battery. Allow the battery to recharge for 24 hours. Then, perform a self-test. If the

problem persists after recharging, replace the battery.

Failure of a battery self-test. The UPS emits short beeps for one minute and the Replace Battery LED

illuminates. The UPS repeats the alarm every five hours. Perform the self-test

procedure after the battery has charged for 24 hours to confirm the Replace

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Hello Sing,

There is a possibility that your UPS doesn't like the voltage or frequency that the generator is feeding it. As per an APC knowledgebase article, the size of a generator should be 3 to 5 times higher that the total Watt/VA load that it would be supporting.

There are also instances wherein the sensitivity threshold of an APC BackUPS is set too high that a slight change in voltage/sensitivity would cause the unit to switch from online to on battery too frequently. This can be addressed by lowering the sensitivity either by their APC PowerChute Personal Edition Software or via the front panel switch.

If you are going to do it via the software, it needs to be installed on your computer. Prior to downloading it, make sure that your operating system is compatible with it. Suppose that your operating system is compatible, once the program is installed you will need to open it up and look for the Sensitivity option and from there you could select Low, Medium or High.

If you are going to do it via the front panel switch/button the UPS should then be turned off but plugged in to an input source. Press and hold the On button until you see that the LEDs are flashing. Once the LED is flashing, press the button again to set the desired sensitivity. Low sensitivity would show the On Battery LED flashing. Medium is On Battery and Overload LED while High is On Battery, Overload and Replace Battery LED flashing. If you'll see a flashing Online LED it means that you are cancelling or exiting the program mode of the UPS.

Below are some helpful links from APC
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Be aware.

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I decided to begin my survey and use my second TL to help me see which circuit was faulty. When I looked at the LCD, it was blank. I pushed the ON button and all the devices plugged in went OFF and then I saw smoke coming out of the back. I quickly unplugged everything and then watched my meter. When this UPS was plugged in, there was about 1000W used per hour; I monitored it for 10 hours; 400W were used (total).

So... not only was it a fire hazard, but it sucked up 900W or so an hour.

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This advice relates generally to small UPS units.

More than likely it was the UPS that was beeping because it was supplying the power from its inbuilt battery, rather than the CPU. From the model number, I would predict that this particular UPS is an 800VA unit. Presumably it has worked reliably since its original purchase.

You may be experiencing power network disturbances that are resulting in low voltage (otherwise known as 'brownout'). This could be a 'new' or 'temporary' power issue or something that may now be more permanent. Some examples of 'new' issues that can lead to low voltage include: a neighbour operating a large welder, an X-Ray clinic opens next door or the power supply authority incorrectly adjusts transformer output or overloads the grid (new subdivision?). Look for likely external issues and if found address these with the relevant party.

Be aware that an 800VA UPS may only run a PC for 10 -- 15 minutes (not 45 minutes or more) before the battery is flat and the unit shuts down and has to be restarted. It can also take many hours for a battery to fully recharge and if there are repeated demands on the UPS to supply power over this time then the recharge period will be extended.

Also check that you have not overloaded the UPS by connecting any printers or non-computer loads to the battery-backed supply, especially laser printers which can easily overload a small UPS when the fuser operates.

If chronic unresolved low supply voltage is a problem, check the user manual / software. Some UPS manufacturers provide adjustments for the lower voltage threshhold -- i.e. the supply voltage at which the UPS will come online to supply the load. This can be reduced to avoid unnecessary operation of the UPS.

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The Site Wiring Fault LED will indicate three status:
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• Led Flash: The Site wiring fault function is enabled and there is no site wiring fault.

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• To enable this function, press the Site wiring fault LED button for 10 sec when the UPS is plugged in to wall power and the UPS is off.

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