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Should I power off the UPS-ES "green" button when not using those sockets?

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Mr.Gump_apc
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Should I power off the UPS-ES "green" button when not using those sockets?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 10/27/2008


Hello,

I assume it is best to post my configuration so here it is:

I purchased a new 350G UPS-ES from Staples the other day. I have 6 plugs total. Three surge protected sockets hold my phone charger, my Linksys wireless router and the third socket holds my cable modem power supply. The three surge protected and battery protected sockets hold my notebook power supply, my 20 inch LCD monitor and the final socket holds my Xbox power supply. (The monitor is only on when playing Xbox, it is not used with my notebook.

When not using the sockets on the battery side of the UPS, should I shutdown that side (turn off the green light)? This would apply when I am going to bed or leaving for the day or going on a trip, any extended period of time where i am not using those gadgets plugged into the battery backup. Thank you for your help.


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EZ_Button_apc
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Re: Should I power off the UPS-ES "green" button when not using those sockets?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 10/28/2008


It's really up to you. I'll let you know it doesn't really have much of a benefit to power consumption. The units charging circuits still work whether the power button / light is on or off.

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EZ_Button_apc
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Re: Should I power off the UPS-ES "green" button when not using those sockets?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 10/28/2008


It's really up to you. I'll let you know it doesn't really have much of a benefit to power consumption. The units charging circuits still work whether the power button / light is on or off.

Mr.Gump_apc
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Re: Should I power off the UPS-ES "green" button when not using those sockets?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 11/4/2008


thank you EZ BUtton. I spoke to APC and they agreed with you.