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Placement of UPS. Minimum distance between several UPS. Back-UPS 500 BK500

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Placement of UPS. Minimum distance between several UPS. Back-UPS 500 BK500

This was originally posted on APC forums on 6/29/2011


Hi.

We have several (about 7 UPS Back-UPS 500 BK500) in out server room, which stay in touch with each other. We have very limited space in our server room and space is critical for us. That's why I want to know - is it OK to place UPS in touch with each other? Please provide links to documentation, as words without prove in documentation are only hypothesis.

I see that there are no ventilation holes on left and right side of UPS - there is only on upper side of UPS. That seems that UPS can stay in touch with each other.


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Re: Placement of UPS. Minimum distance between several UPS. Back-UPS 500 BK500

This reply was originally posted by Jonathan on APC forums on 7/1/2011


You are very much welcome, I am glad that I was able to help.

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Re: Placement of UPS. Minimum distance between several UPS. Back-UPS 500 BK500

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Hi JonPro

Is it stated somewhere in documentation? Does APC provides information of this kind in documentation?

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Re: Placement of UPS. Minimum distance between several UPS. Back-UPS 500 BK500

This reply was originally posted by Jonathan on APC forums on 6/29/2011


Hi Taras,

Normally I would place them with 2~3 inches of gap between one another. This would permit air from flowing and cooling the UPS.

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Re: Placement of UPS. Minimum distance between several UPS. Back-UPS 500 BK500

This reply was originally posted by Jonathan on APC forums on 6/30/2011


Hi Taras,

You can find it listed on this APC Knowledgebase - [What is the expected life of my APC UPS battery?|http://nam-en.apc.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8301/kw/ups%20environment]

APC KBase 8301:
1. Make sure that you keep your APC UPS in a cool, dry location with plenty of ventilation. Ideally, the temperature where your UPS is kept should not >exceed 75° F (24° C). Also, for ventilation purposes, leave roughly one to two inches on each side for proper airflow.

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Re: Placement of UPS. Minimum distance between several UPS. Back-UPS 500 BK500

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JonPro, very big thank you for that information. Now I have prove for my customer what distance should be between several UPS.

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Re: Placement of UPS. Minimum distance between several UPS. Back-UPS 500 BK500

This reply was originally posted by Jonathan on APC forums on 7/1/2011


You are very much welcome, I am glad that I was able to help.