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This question was originally posted by Edward on APC forums on 6/17/2013
Model: APC Back-UPS RS 800VA 120V Black (BR800BLK)
Peripherals on UPS battery backup:
Power up sequence:
Power off sequence:
Note the UPS power switch is used to turn on and off all the peripherals except for the desktop PC.
Normally I wait for the UPS to finish its self test before attempting to turn on the desktop PC.
Once in a while I forget and don't wait. Sometimes when I do this the UPS will beep and
indicate that it has failed its self-test. A couple time this has caused the PC to crash (BSOD).
Am I supposed to wait until the UPS has finished with its self test before I power anything on?
Before anyone asks why I am turning the UPS on and off each day I should add that am already
aware of the discussions on this. I turn it on and off because I choose to do so. Also, I know that
APC suggests that I not use the UPS power switch to turn peripherals on and off. Again I do this
as a matter of convenience. This is especially so because I would have to crawl under my desk to
turn the speakers on and off.
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