Welcome to the new Schneider Electric Community

It's your place to connect with experts and peers, get continuous support, and share knowledge.

Close
Important Announcement: WELCOME to the new Schneider Electric Community! Community is now no longer part of Exchange, and is now rebranded under se.com. If you have any bookmarks and links saved, we request you to update them to ensure that you continue accessing our community from this new location. For any issues that you might encounter as part of this change, please reach out to SchneiderCommunity.Support@se.com, and the team will help to get your issues resolved.
Invite a Co-worker
Send a co-worker an invite to the Exchange portal.Just enter their email address and we’ll connect them to register. After joining, they will belong to the same company.
Send Invite Cancel
82121members
349628posts

How many UPS can I plug into one power socket (in India)

APC UPS for Home and Office Forum

Schneider Electric support forum for our APC offers including Home Office UPS, Surge Protectors, UTS, software and services and associated products designed to share knowledge, installation, and configuration.

Solved
cyber2222_apc
Cadet
0 Likes
2
135

How many UPS can I plug into one power socket (in India)

This was originally posted on APC forums on 1/11/2012


This is my first post here, so pardon me if I make any mistakes.

I have 2 APC UPSs

1) Back UPS ES 500 (old one)
2) Back UPS RS 1100 (New one)

I've purchased the new ups to support my system having AMD Phenom 955 BE Quadcore processor (No overclocking), 1GB DDR5 graphics card (No overclocking) and Antec 500W 80+ Bronze SMPS. As this system was overloading my older UPS which has an output of 500Va, 300W i purchased the new one which has 1100Va, 660W output.

Now my question is whether I can plug both the UPS into one power supply (which is 230V, 50Hz in India) using extension cords? With the new UPS I'll run my system, 20 inch LED monitor and 5.1 speakers and from the old one I want to run my modem/wireless router and printer. Does plugging 2 UPSs into one power supply cause any damage to my system/peripherals or to the power supply?


Accepted Solutions
R2_apc
Commander
Commander
0 Likes
0
135

Re: How many UPS can I plug into one power socket (in India)

This was originally posted on APC forums on 1/11/2012


Hi cyber2222, we do not typically recommend the use of extension cords with any ups system (as it can effect the surge protection of the ups itself). As far as the power supplies go ( I assume you mean the wall AC power?) you should be able to put more than more ups on the same circuit in your household (given they do not overload the circuit). Also make sure that you do not plug the UPS's into one another (i.e. each use should be plugged directly into its own wall outlet). Hope this helps, Rob.

See Answer In Context

2 Replies 2
R2_apc
Commander
Commander
0 Likes
0
136

Re: How many UPS can I plug into one power socket (in India)

This was originally posted on APC forums on 1/11/2012


Hi cyber2222, we do not typically recommend the use of extension cords with any ups system (as it can effect the surge protection of the ups itself). As far as the power supplies go ( I assume you mean the wall AC power?) you should be able to put more than more ups on the same circuit in your household (given they do not overload the circuit). Also make sure that you do not plug the UPS's into one another (i.e. each use should be plugged directly into its own wall outlet). Hope this helps, Rob.

cyber2222_apc
Cadet
0 Likes
0
135

Re: How many UPS can I plug into one power socket (in India)

This was originally posted on APC forums on 1/12/2012


Thanks Rob. I'll not use the extension cords anymore.