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How many hours?... after plugging in a new BX1500G

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How many hours?... after plugging in a new BX1500G

This was originally posted on APC forums on 1/26/2011


For the BX1500G
http://www.apc.com/products/resource/include/techspec_index.cfm?base_sku=BX1500G

after opening the box, removing a new UPS, turning around the battery and plugging it in...

a. Plugging in a new UPS.
How many hours do you leave it?... before plugging in an iMac Apple Computer 3.2GHZ Intel Core i3
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/stats/imac-core-i3-3.2-27-inch-aluminum-mid-2010-specs.ht...

b. Power button.
Is the power left off for these initial hours?... with nothing plugged into the UPS.

c. APC documentation
At http://apc.com where is that particular initial procedure outlined?...

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Re: How many hours?... after plugging in a new BX1500G

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 1/26/2011


a. Plugging in a new UPS.
How many hours do you leave it?... before plugging in an iMac Apple Computer 3.2GHZ Intel Core i3
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/stats/imac-core-i3-3.2-27-inch-aluminum-mid-2010-specs.ht...
you can turn the UPS on right away and connect your load. the battery (to provide battery back up) needs to charge up around 16-24 hours, . Thus, if there is a power outage during this initial turn on time, you may not receive the expected on battery runtime since the battery hasnt charged up yet. other than that note, there is nothing else to worry about or reason not to plug everything in right away.
b. Power button.
Is the power left off for these initial hours?... with nothing plugged into the UPS
if the UPS is on, the power LED will be on. according to what i read in the user's guide, it turns on too when the UPS is off but providing surge protection on the surge outlets. when you plug the UPS into the wall but don't turn it on, the UPS still charges the battery, too.
c. APC documentation
At http://apc.com where is that particular initial procedure outlined?...
all of the documentation for this unit is located on the Documentation Tab on the SKU page you first referred to. http://www.apc.com/products/resource/include/techspec_index.cfm?base_sku=BX1500G&tab=documentation. the user's guide, located here has most of the info i provided here.

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Re: How many hours?... after plugging in a new BX1500G

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 1/26/2011


a. Plugging in a new UPS.
How many hours do you leave it?... before plugging in an iMac Apple Computer 3.2GHZ Intel Core i3
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/stats/imac-core-i3-3.2-27-inch-aluminum-mid-2010-specs.ht...
you can turn the UPS on right away and connect your load. the battery (to provide battery back up) needs to charge up around 16-24 hours, . Thus, if there is a power outage during this initial turn on time, you may not receive the expected on battery runtime since the battery hasnt charged up yet. other than that note, there is nothing else to worry about or reason not to plug everything in right away.
b. Power button.
Is the power left off for these initial hours?... with nothing plugged into the UPS
if the UPS is on, the power LED will be on. according to what i read in the user's guide, it turns on too when the UPS is off but providing surge protection on the surge outlets. when you plug the UPS into the wall but don't turn it on, the UPS still charges the battery, too.
c. APC documentation
At http://apc.com where is that particular initial procedure outlined?...
all of the documentation for this unit is located on the Documentation Tab on the SKU page you first referred to. http://www.apc.com/products/resource/include/techspec_index.cfm?base_sku=BX1500G&tab=documentation. the user's guide, located here has most of the info i provided here.