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New user blues Duhhhhh

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New user blues Duhhhhh

This was originally posted on APC forums on 5/8/2011


Just got the XS 1500 UPS. Some dumb questions:

1. When do you keep your UPS powered up since it runs and provides surge protection with the power off? 27/7? Onl when you use it?

2. What is the master outlet used for? What are the controlled outlets? Will I get surge protection from the battery backup outlets even though they are not identified as surge protected outlets in the literature (I assume "Yes!?)


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Re: New user blues Duhhhhh

This reply was originally posted by Jonathan on APC forums on 5/9/2011


If you would like to use the Master enable feature and you want the CPU/Computer to trigger it, I suggest that you put it on the Master Enable outlet. If not, you can use any of the free Battery+Surge outlets.

Also, if you disable the Master enable feature the controlled by master outlets on the surge side would be on as long as it is plugged into the AC outlet while those that are on the Battery+Surge side would turn off/on if you turn off/on the UPS via the front switch.

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Re: New user blues Duhhhhh

This reply was originally posted by Jonathan on APC forums on 5/9/2011


Good day,

I hope this would help you.

1. You can turn off the UPS and turn on only when you are going to use. Just leave it connected to an AC outlet when it is off to charge the battery.

2. All of the outlets on the UPS are surge protected. Those that are labeled battery and surge would offer AC power when there are power problems. The master and controlled by master outlets are new features of our latest UPS models. When the master enabled functionality of the UPS is enabled and the load on the master outlet is turned on, the controlled by master outlet would turn on as well. While if the master outlet is on, the controlled by master outlet would turn on as well. This is a new feature that would conserve the power being consumed by the load.

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Re: New user blues Duhhhhh

This was originally posted on APC forums on 5/9/2011


Thanks so much! One more question. If I had a computer (cpu only and the most important of any of my components), which outlet should I use for the unit in question? Surge and battery backup or the master unit?

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Re: New user blues Duhhhhh

This reply was originally posted by Jonathan on APC forums on 5/9/2011


If you would like to use the Master enable feature and you want the CPU/Computer to trigger it, I suggest that you put it on the Master Enable outlet. If not, you can use any of the free Battery+Surge outlets.

Also, if you disable the Master enable feature the controlled by master outlets on the surge side would be on as long as it is plugged into the AC outlet while those that are on the Battery+Surge side would turn off/on if you turn off/on the UPS via the front switch.