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Backup-UPS reporting 360 + minutes of battery time

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Backup-UPS reporting 360 + minutes of battery time

This question was originally posted by Chris on APC forums on 1/23/2017


I have 3 Backup UPS systems reporting 360+ minutes of battery time. These have one regular tower and maybe a monitor. The box on the 550G said 43 minutes.

Anyone had a similar issue? a solution ?

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Re: Backup-UPS reporting 360 + minutes of battery time

This reply was originally posted by Chris on APC forums on 1/23/2017


Hi , thanks !!!! I have a PC/ monitor and small thermal printer on a 550, and a PC and 8 port switch on a 700 

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Re: Backup-UPS reporting 360 + minutes of battery time

This reply was originally posted by Joe on APC forums on 1/23/2017


Sounds like your load is exceptionally low.  I wouldn't worry about it.  I am not sure about this particular system, but you may be able to do a run-time calibration test to check it out.

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Re: Backup-UPS reporting 360 + minutes of battery time

This reply was originally posted by Allen on APC forums on 1/23/2017


Hello Chris,

Good day to you. Joe is correct, the runtime of the UPS showing in powerchute might be inaccurate due to low load. At least 30% load should give you a much better runtime. May I know how much load is connected to the UPS? 

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Re: Backup-UPS reporting 360 + minutes of battery time

This reply was originally posted by Chris on APC forums on 1/23/2017


Hi , thanks !!!! I have a PC/ monitor and small thermal printer on a 550, and a PC and 8 port switch on a 700