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New Pro 900 owner. Question about leaving unit on or off overnight etc.

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New Pro 900 owner. Question about leaving unit on or off overnight etc.

This was originally posted on APC forums on 9/16/2011


Hi APC'ers.

I have just purchased an APC Back-UPS Pro 900 and all seems to be fine (I also have a APC Back-UPS 700).

My question is.

As I am rather paranoid about leaving devices on when out of the house or overnight, is it ok to switch the unit off overnight, when out etc and does it damage the unit by doing this over time?

The pc and devices the UPS will be protecting are only on for a few hours a day while in use and need protecting due to constant power 'blips' or small outages especially during bad weather/winter months.

Do I just switch the unit off or do I need to turn off the power at the wall to turn it off completely and if so, what is it doing while off at the unit but not at the wall.

Thanks for any advice as I could not see anything in the supplied documents that covers this topic.

Oh, one last question, is the Pro 900 classed as a 'line interactive' UPS ?

Regards,
SM


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Re: New Pro 900 owner. Question about leaving unit on or off overnight etc.

This reply was originally posted by Dakota on APC forums on 10/7/2011


Also make sure to refer to the manual if you are going to not use the unit for more than a month

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Re: New Pro 900 owner. Question about leaving unit on or off overnight etc.

This reply was originally posted by Jonathan on APC forums on 9/19/2011


Thanks Herb.

The BR900GI is a line interactive UPS and the it doesn't have any fan to remove heat inside the unit but it does have air vents.

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Re: New Pro 900 owner. Question about leaving unit on or off overnight etc.

This reply was originally posted by Jonathan on APC forums on 9/16/2011


Hi Herb,

Yes it is safe for you to turn off the UPS at any given time of the day if you are not going to use. This can be done by pressing the power button of the UPS. Keep in mind as well that although it is off, you should still keep it connected/attached to the power source/wall outlet to charge the battery.

To be sure with the line interactive question, can you provide the exact model number of the UPS?

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Re: New Pro 900 owner. Question about leaving unit on or off overnight etc.

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Hi Jon,

The model number is BR900GI

Also would you happen to know do the UPS have any built in overheat protection.

For the record the unit is not running hot. I am just interested if it has any thermal cut-out technology included inside.

Regards,
SM

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Re: New Pro 900 owner. Question about leaving unit on or off overnight etc.

This reply was originally posted by Dakota on APC forums on 10/7/2011


Also make sure to refer to the manual if you are going to not use the unit for more than a month