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UPS Can i run a UPS on phone line instead of the battery to have unlimited electricity or if i did put a car battery for more time.

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Hi,

Depending on your location, phone line voltages are not suitable to charge the battery nor supply the current requirement of a UPS.

A car battery would work as long as the voltage is identical to the UPS' original battery. It is just the ampere/hour rating that only increased and therefore the usable time likewise increased.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

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Benefits of a UPS (Uninterrupted power supply


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Ups says bypass unavailable


This happens a lot. Your input power lines fluctuate a lot from time to time. You get lags and sags and spikes on the power line. The UPS is just telling you this. Nothing you can do about that. Your UPS is operating normally. You don't really want to put the UPS into bypass during one of these fluctuations do you?

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Ups only puts out 80 volts when power disconnects


These type of UPS's put out a simulated sine wave on battery power. When you test these with a regular voltmeter, it tries to read it as a pure "rounded" sinewave and will nearly always report 80 volts, instead of 120 volts. If you test it with a true RMS voltmeter you'll see that it is 120. Otherwise, these units are getting older and the batteries need to be replaced every 3-4 years. Here's a link to a replacement battery: http://www.batteryinternational.com/cyber-power-cps585avr-ups-battery-ups-batteries-f1.html

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NEED UPS FOR MY DBS576


Tony166, according to the web, the Panasonic DBS 576 single cabinet phone system will run at a peak wattage of 360 or 3.3 amps. 3.3 amps x 120V = 396 VA.

Also, this is a very sensitive device and needs good clean power to eliminate frequency variations and line noise. You should put this system on an On Line or Double Conversion UPS. Not a Line Interactive or an Off Line unit! Those are the 3 UPS industry standard technologies. The Off Line technology is simply a battery in a box. It can break down a clean sinewave input and feed your connected load a stepwave signal. The Line Interactive unit will provide a sinewave while on battery power, but not during normal operation. Only a true On Line UPS will provide pure sinewave power 100% of the time!

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Not working


Some UPS have "Battery backup" and "Surge only" outlets. I don't know if it is the case for your model. The "Surge only" outlets are not connected to the battery and will go off during a power outage. Make sure that the equipement that need to keep running during the outage are connected to the "Battery backup".

Important: Never connect a laser printer to the "Battery backup" outlets because to power draw is just too high.

Have you made sure that the battery is connected inside the UPS? (If the battery is user-replacable)

You may do a simple experiment. Connect you UPS you a wall outlet and plug a conventionnal lamp to a battery backup outlet. Then, unplug the UPS from the wall. If the light goes off, then you may have a problem with your UPS.

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Seems like your Battery is very low. Try charging the battery for a few hours. If the problem persists, it maybe the time to get a new battery.
Like all batteries, UPS Batteries (that store electricity and let s you use it in case of a power failure) have a limited life. This life is averaged to be around 2 years. So in case your UPS has been in use for approximately that much amount of time, the battery is in a near death situation.

For instructions regarding replacing the battery, please refer to your UPS Manual.

PS: Also, I have noticed this kind of behavior when the UPS is connected to a socket powered by an Inverter. This kind of behavior is observed when the Inverter battery is running low.

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