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Back-UPS ES 650

This was originally posted on APC forums on 6/26/2012


Today I heard beeping from this unit, two beeps and the green light flashing. I did read APC FAQ but two beeps are not mentioned there. I shut down the load, turned the UPS off and on and tried to turn the load on and it failed with continuous beep (as there was overload - there's not). It keeps giving two beeps and flashing green light with no load connected. Time to throw it away?


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Re: Back-UPS ES 650

This was originally posted on APC forums on 3/19/2015


replace your battery pack..it will be ok

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Re: Back-UPS ES 650

This was originally posted on APC forums on 6/29/2012


Just wondering. I just ran apcaccess from my desktop to see how this UPS is doing.

apcaccess status turtle3

APC : 001,034,0898
DATE : 2012-06-28 18:59:44 -0500
HOSTNAME : turtle3.saul.homeunix.org
VERSION : 3.14.10 (13 September 2011) freebsd
UPSNAME : turtle3.saul.homeunix.org
CABLE : USB Cable
DRIVER : USB UPS Driver
UPSMODE : Stand Alone
STARTTIME: 2012-06-28 12:15:47 -0500
MODEL : Back-UPS ES 650
STATUS : ONLINE
LINEV : 120.0 Volts
LOADPCT : 12.0 Percent Load Capacity
BCHARGE : 100.0 Percent
TIMELEFT : 14.2 Minutes
MBATTCHG : 5 Percent
MINTIMEL : 3 Minutes
MAXTIME : 0 Seconds
SENSE : Low
LOTRANS : 088.0 Volts
HITRANS : 139.0 Volts
ALARMDEL : 30 seconds
BATTV : 13.6 Volts
LASTXFER : No transfers since turnon
NUMXFERS : 0
TONBATT : 0 seconds
CUMONBATT: 0 seconds
XOFFBATT : N/A
STATFLAG : 0x07000008 Status Flag
SERIALNO : QB0528144163
BATTDATE : 2005-07-08
NOMINV : 120 Volts
NOMBATTV : 12.0 Volts
FIRMWARE : 818.w1.D USB FW:w1
END APC : 2012-06-28 18:59:48 -0500

How is TIMELEFT calculated?

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Re: Back-UPS ES 650

This was originally posted on APC forums on 6/27/2012


Well, to conclude, since this unit has a red LED that is supposed to light up when the battery is bad and it didn't light up ...
Yesterday morning when I heard it beeping I couldn't figure out what's wrong and ordered a new UPS ... BR700G from Newegg. Today when I realized I need only a new battery I wanted to cancel this order ... went checking it on newegg.com ... it was marked as delivered. !? I didn't believe it and went to check my carport - there it was. I didn't rush the order, have you ever been mad because of fast shipping? 😉
Alright, out of curiosity I took an old (not that old really) battery that came off my Harley and hooked it up - the dang thing works.

Now, what do I do with this extra UPS?

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Re: Back-UPS ES 650

This reply was originally posted by Dakota on APC forums on 6/29/2012


If the battery is at 6 volts its way gone! All the specs on the new ups check out good.

Apc sets the timeleft then the ups will auto ajust that when the unit goes on battery, it will monitor the battery voltage fall rate and the load draw

Message was edited by: Wwallender

Message was edited by: Wwallender

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Re: Back-UPS ES 650

This reply was originally posted by Dakota on APC forums on 6/27/2012


2 Beeps generly is the ups saying the battery is disconnected (im sure its not) what is the serial number of the unit and when is the last time the battery was replaced?

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Re: Back-UPS ES 650

This reply was originally posted by Dakota on APC forums on 6/27/2012


Also, have you recently had any storms or power outages?

Keep us posted

-Wwallender

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Re: Back-UPS ES 650

This was originally posted on APC forums on 6/27/2012


Thanks for replies. 🙂
The serial is QB0528144163, methinks this means it's made in June 2005? The battery has never been replaced. And yes, we had a power outage a week ago. I wasn't home, but the PC powered by this unit sent me an email about power loss and there was no email about the power being restored. Meaning the outage was long enough to force shutdown. But it was a week ago, it was working fine after that.

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Re: Back-UPS ES 650

This was originally posted on APC forums on 6/27/2012


How didn't I think of it? This battery is dead, it measures 6.5 V.
Thanks for your help, you gave me the clues i needed.

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Re: Back-UPS ES 650

This was originally posted on APC forums on 6/27/2012


I had an almost identical experience recently. My battery is dead too. What I was annoyed about is the UPS unit didn't warn me. The light was steady green with the mains power on even though the battery is dead. I'll never buy that model again. Looking at a higher end model.

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Re: Back-UPS ES 650

This was originally posted on APC forums on 6/29/2012


Well, why I asked was this is still the same UPS, just a motorcycle battery attached to it. So I figure that TIMELEFT time is incorrect because UPS has no way to sense the battery has more capacity than original.

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Re: Back-UPS ES 650

This was originally posted on APC forums on 6/30/2012


Segfault wrote:
Well, to conclude, since this unit has a red LED that is supposed to light up when the battery is bad and it didn't light up ...
Yes, I wasn't warned either. What's the point of having a warning light if it doesn't work? One can't expect to test the battery every hour by turning off the mains power. That would be stupid.

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Re: Back-UPS ES 650

This was originally posted on APC forums on 3/19/2015


replace your battery pack..it will be ok