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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. Tripp-Lite
Model: SMART1500SLT
series AGSM1500DT

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Most likely, it is the battery! good luck!

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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Constant alarm but works fine otherwise


Jordan,

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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We had a power outage for about 45 minutes a few days ago. Ever since then the Powerware 3110 has been beeping. I turned it off and left it plugged in overnight and when I turned it back on the beeping...


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)

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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!

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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
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Does not power on but indicates charging


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.

Hope this help you.

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Better replace the 12 Vols battery to get some more life for the UPS.

And check for any loose connection of the power cables connected with Raw Power and UPS System.

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