UPS keeps blowing its breaker and powering off including all attatched to it
Had it for 3 years, unused for 8 months, when powered on, within 1 minute it opens the breaker and alarms off taking everything atttached with it. Not sure if it needs a battery or if something else. I have removed load (devices) from it to lower the draw and still has same result.
Model: SMART1500SLT series AGSM1500DT
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It probably burned up one of the capacitors on the board that signal the UPS to turn the alarm off. I've had this happen before and I unplugged everything, turned the UPS off, disconnected the batteries and then opened the UPS up to cut off the tiny, annoying, surprisingly loud speaker. I then put everything back together and that was the end of it :)
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This could be several things, fortunately the device should actually be helping you to diagnose the issue. There are different beeps for different issues. They are as follows:
1 Beep Every 5 Seconds = Power Outage\Loose Plug Connection\Tripped Circuit Breaker\Power Cord Damage or Failure
2 Beeps Every 5 Seconds = Low Battery Alarm
3 Beeps Every 5 Seconds = Battery Needs Charging\Service\Replacement
3 Beeps Every 5 Minutes = The Battery is discharged and battery power is unavailable (If this continues battery replacement may be necessary)
1 Beep Ever 1/2 Second = Power Requirements exceed the UPS Capacity (remove some equipment to lighten the load on the unit)
Continuous Beep = Short Circuit / Input Voltage out of Range / UPS Fault (Likely replacement of entire unit)
That should help diagnose the actual issue. If it turns out the battery needs to be replaced they can be found online for around $20. A simple google search for Powerware 3110 Battery should return what you're after. Good luck!
It depends on the manufacturing battery life time. Generally they are 3 to 5 years or 5 to 7 years or 8-10 years. Nevertheless due to high cost of batteries most client opt for use 3 to 5 year life time. A simple internet search will give you the specification and from there you can decide what to do. If it is 3 to 5 years life time it is advisable to change the whole set. Otherwise you can replace the 3 batteries as a temporary solution. However it is most likely that after 3 to 6 months you will have some other bad cells.
The batteries in a FERRUPS typically last 3-6 years depending on how many power outages you have, how much heat there is, etc. So, 3 months doesn't sound right. Hopefully, you are buying batteries from a reputable source. Eaton bought Powerware about 6 years ago and retained their service network which has lots of techs trained on the FERRUPS. I suggest you contact them:
Toll Free: 1 800 356 5737 E-mail: SinglePhaseTS@eaton.com
There could a couple of problems that would be the reason that the UPS is not able to power your equipment.
1. You have exceeded the output limits of the UPS. If the power demand from all the devices exceed the UPS' capacity. The model that you indicate should be able to power a total of 1000 watt load for about a few minutes. If should be able to power your computer, monitor, modems/routers easily, but if you have a laser printer attached, it will not be able to sustain the demands of the printer. Try removing any heavy loads like printers and see if this will work.
2. The battery in the UPS needs to be replaced. The battery in a UPS is only good for a few years. After a while it needs to be replaced because after a while it is not able to supply the needs of the UPS. If the battery is more than 2-3 years old it should be replaced.
The Batteries are the most likely course of your UPS backup problem. The batteries cell may have been weaken with Age or loose contacts. Check to confirm the battery contacts are not loose, replace the batteries with good one.You can also check the strenght of the batteries by using a Multimeter and load to read the voltage of the batteries outside the UPS. If the battery voltage drops below 10V Dc on load the the batteries should be replace. Otherwise check the battery contacts.
Try turning the unit off for a little while, unplug it from the source even. afer about 5 minutes plug it back in and try it again. You may have a bad battery, how old is the unit. UPS batteries should be changed out every 3 year's, max every 5 year's if you want good reliability. At 5 years you are taking a chance.