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BE600M1 sending constant tone when still connected to AC

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BE600M1 sending constant tone when still connected to AC

This was originally posted on APC forums on 2/11/2021


So I have a BE600M1 connected to my computer and one(1) monitor, my computer at max power pulls more than the 600, but even when not on battery power and running off the AC, I get the overload constant tone (when running something heavy on my computer), is this normal and am I just going to need to get a larger UPS, or is there something wrong with my UPS?

I'm new to using these at home, though we have dozens of them at work, usually our PML handles issues with them.

I appreciate any help y'all can offer, thank you!

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Re: BE600M1 sending constant tone when still connected to AC

This reply was originally posted by Gavan on APC forums on 2/12/2021


Hi Bryn,

The BE600M1 provides 600VA not 600 watts. That particular unit is only rated to provide 330 watts peak.

In general the watt out put is the VA rating multiplied by the power factor, so a 1000VA unit with a power factor of .8 will provide 800 watts (roughly).

-Gavan

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Re: BE600M1 sending constant tone when still connected to AC

This reply was originally posted by Gavan on APC forums on 2/12/2021


Hi Bryn,

The BE600M1 provides 600VA not 600 watts. That particular unit is only rated to provide 330 watts peak.

In general the watt out put is the VA rating multiplied by the power factor, so a 1000VA unit with a power factor of .8 will provide 800 watts (roughly).

-Gavan