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Can a Back-UPS250 be used without its battery for surge only protection?

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Can a Back-UPS250 be used without its battery for surge only protection?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 1/29/2014


Can a Back-UPS250 be used without its battery for surge only protection?


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Re: Can a Back-UPS250 be used without its battery for surge only protection?

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 1/29/2014


Yes, typically most UPSs can except they may beep at you telling you a battery is missing or if the power goes out, they may need to be manually turn on. The symptoms you see depend on the specific model - this one is probably very old though and because of the age too, part of its surge protection mechanism may be weak (metal oxide varistors) depending on if it's been exposed to many power events over its lifetime (some info here on MOVs - Varistor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).

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Re: Can a Back-UPS250 be used without its battery for surge only protection?

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 1/29/2014


Yes, typically most UPSs can except they may beep at you telling you a battery is missing or if the power goes out, they may need to be manually turn on. The symptoms you see depend on the specific model - this one is probably very old though and because of the age too, part of its surge protection mechanism may be weak (metal oxide varistors) depending on if it's been exposed to many power events over its lifetime (some info here on MOVs - Varistor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).