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Hardwiring a small UPS to an existing circuit.

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Hardwiring a small UPS to an existing circuit.

This was originally posted on APC forums on 5/7/2009


Is there a kit to change the BR1200 from a cord&plug + receptacle device, into a junction box with knock-outs in it?

I need to hardwire the UPS to some important valves in an industrial application.

Also, this UPS will have to go in a cabinet. Is there a recommended surface area of ventilation openings for this? I read it dissipates 180BTU/hr, Any rule of thumb?


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Re: Hardwiring a small UPS to an existing circuit.

This was originally posted on APC forums on 5/8/2009


Thanks alot Erasmus, that was some really good info!

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Re: Hardwiring a small UPS to an existing circuit.

This was originally posted on APC forums on 5/7/2009


The BR1200 does not come with any kits for hardwire applications.

The rule of thumb for these is at least 6-8 inches on all sides, assuming there is nothing hot nearby...but depending on ambient temperature and airflow you could go closer to an inch or so, as long as there is plenty of room near the fan in the back.

EDIT: If you are interested in UPS' for industrial applications, you could check with Allen Bradley/Rockwell Automation...they provide a line of our UPS' that are DIN rail mounted, have web/snmp capability, and are designed for 3 wire hardwire application @ 120v.

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Another EDIT:
Almost forgot...the Back-UPS units can have issues with noise and going to battery in an industrial environment so make sure you set the unit sensitivity to medium or low. Also, this is NOT supported by APC and will void warranty but you could just cut the plug off the BR1200 and run the 3 wire out to whatever outlet or terminal you want.

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Re: Hardwiring a small UPS to an existing circuit.

This was originally posted on APC forums on 5/8/2009


Thanks alot Erasmus, that was some really good info!