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Unplugging UPS at night

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Unplugging UPS at night

This was originally posted on APC forums on 2/22/2009


When I am done using my PC at night and shut down the computer, the UPS stays on. Is this ok or should I unplug it from the wall when not in use? I just don't want it to overheat. The one used at work stays on 24/7 with no issues, which is why I am asking this. Thanks.


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Re: Unplugging UPS at night

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 2/23/2009


it is recommended that you leave the UPS on even when you shut your computer off. it is designed to be running all the time and turning it on and off frequently will probably shorten the overall life of the battery since the UPSs generally do a battery self test when being turned on and off. over time, if you did that each day, the battery would be used more often and thus need to be replaced sooner.

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Re: Unplugging UPS at night

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 2/23/2009


it is recommended that you leave the UPS on even when you shut your computer off. it is designed to be running all the time and turning it on and off frequently will probably shorten the overall life of the battery since the UPSs generally do a battery self test when being turned on and off. over time, if you did that each day, the battery would be used more often and thus need to be replaced sooner.