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Offline S.D.

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UPS not working anymore
« on: May 06, 2012, 09:14:24 AM »
I use(d) a RPC UPS600VA-CP UPS. The UPS is plugged in an extension cord that has a switch on/off button.
Few days ago I accidentally pressed the switch off button while my PC was shutting down (the UPS was plugged in and ON), and after that the PC suddenly stopped. This happened to me before, but the UPS was going into ”battery mode” so everything was fine.

I tried to switch on the UPS but nothing. His green led does not turn on. I tried switching on and off UPS' power button and one time he switched on for a few seconds, but then got dead.

I did not smell any smoke at all.

What could possibly happen?
I read over the Internet that there are few cases when the UPS gets broken mechanically. The usual problem is the battery.
Shane, is there something I could do besides buying a new one which I can not for the moment?

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UPS not working anymore
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Re: UPS not working anymore
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2012, 09:27:00 AM »
Batteries go bad in those all the time.

In fact after a few years they have to be replaced. Its just how batteries are, just like in a car.

The best thing to do is find a battery replacement store (We have one here) and you can get a new battery cheaper than buying a new unit :wink:

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Re: UPS not working anymore
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2012, 08:27:18 AM »
You might also check if the maker of the UPS will sell you a new battery and take the old one as credit if you don't have a battery store around. That way you can safely recycle the battery and get credit towards a new one.

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Re: UPS not working anymore
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2012, 08:27:18 AM »