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Replace Battery Blinking, Random Chirping

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Replace Battery Blinking, Random Chirping

This question was originally posted by Robert on APC forums on 7/21/2013


I've got a Back-UPS RS 900 that just started randomly chirping and blinking the Replace Battery light.  It has done this several times today and logged several battery disconnected messages at the same time.

Is this yet another brain dead APC product, or is there some way to fix it?


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Replace Battery Blinking, Random Chirping

This reply was originally posted by Robert on APC forums on 7/21/2013


I've got a Back-UPS RS 900 that just started randomly chirping and blinking the Replace Battery light.  It has done this several times today and logged several battery disconnected messages at the same time.

Is this yet another brain dead APC product, or is there some way to fix it?

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Re: Replace Battery Blinking, Random Chirping

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 7/22/2013


This situation means the battery is disconnected (or the UPS thinks so). This can happen when it is physically disconnected or when it gets older and the voltage is below a certain level so that the UPS thinks its disconnected.

Assuming the battery is older, it just means to replace the battery and what you saw (load drop) when the UPS goes to battery indicates the battery is no good any longer. Sometimes it can be a problem with the UPS battery detection mechanism too if it is a brand new battery and does the same thing.

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Replace Battery Blinking, Random Chirping

This reply was originally posted by Robert on APC forums on 7/21/2013


I've got a Back-UPS RS 900 that just started randomly chirping and blinking the Replace Battery light.  It has done this several times today and logged several battery disconnected messages at the same time.

Is this yet another brain dead APC product, or is there some way to fix it?