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trying to understand my new Back-UPS Pro 1000 Model BR1000G

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trying to understand my new Back-UPS Pro 1000 Model BR1000G

This was originally posted on APC forums on 1/5/2013


I am new to UPS's. I installed the Powerchute software (I have Win7) and connected the UPS to the USB port of the computer.

I have my CPU as master, monitor as controlled, and DSL modem, wireless router, and ATA modem (VoIP) ... all on battery backup

I want max. up time for DSL modem, wireless router, and ATA modem so that telephone service is maintained during outages

It's fine with me if the computer sleeps or shuts down after an outage of a few minutes ... it's just the modems I would like to remain operational ... but if I understand the documentation correctly the UPS will enter battery sleep a couple of minutes after the computer shuts down which I guess means the modems and router will shut down too

If I choose the run time option "keep computer running as long as possible" then there will be a bigger draw on the batteries but my modems will remain operating.

Q1: Did I understand the above correctly?

I could not find any documentation as to whether the UPS will continue to supply power if the computer is already in sleep state but the modems / router are on when the long power failure occurs ... this is the most likely scenario since I usually leave the computer sleeping when not in use.

Q2: What will happen in this case?

Q3: What's the best way for me to set up my new UPS to best accomplish my goals?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: trying to understand my new Back-UPS Pro 1000 Model BR1000G

This was originally posted on APC forums on 1/7/2013


Q1: Yes, you are correct. When you have "keep my computer on as long as possible", during a power outage the UPS will remain on battery until there is x minutes of runtime remaining..

Q2: The UPS will still supply power regardless of what state the computer is in. As soon as utility power is removed from the UPS, it'll go straight to battery.

Q3: It sounds like you have it set up correctly for what you're trying to do :D. One thing to make sure of is that the Master/Controlled by master feature is turned on - you can tell if it is by looking at the display, if its on then you'll see an image of a leaf in the top left.

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Re: trying to understand my new Back-UPS Pro 1000 Model BR1000G

This was originally posted on APC forums on 1/7/2013


Q1: Yes, you are correct. When you have "keep my computer on as long as possible", during a power outage the UPS will remain on battery until there is x minutes of runtime remaining..

Q2: The UPS will still supply power regardless of what state the computer is in. As soon as utility power is removed from the UPS, it'll go straight to battery.

Q3: It sounds like you have it set up correctly for what you're trying to do :D. One thing to make sure of is that the Master/Controlled by master feature is turned on - you can tell if it is by looking at the display, if its on then you'll see an image of a leaf in the top left.