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Other UPS Charging

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Blassster, 31 Mar 2009.

  1. Blassster

    Blassster New Member

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    Just bought a new UPS, allowing it to charge as the manual says. I didn't hit the power button on the UPS. Does it have to be "on" in order to charge, or am I to assume that it having it OFF while some standby lights are on right now means it's also charging?

    I bought an APC BX1300LCD. Figure I'd invest in a larger one than I have now, since I'm getting an i7 soon.

    Opinions? Should I turn it on right now? I'm a bit picky to do things right.

    Thanks!
     
  2. outlawaol

    outlawaol Geeked since 1982

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    I turn off my UPS when I dont use it, however the power plugs not on the battery do stay on (I dont like my electronics to vampire power when just sitting). When I power up the battery side with the button my UPS clicks (like its checking the battery) and then starts to charge/is read to use. Under this deduction I would assume that the battery does not charge unless its getting juice to actually power your devices (hence why your device still runs when you lose power- wall power>battery>output)

    Also be sure that your UPS can handle the devices draw, or it'll just fail and power off your device right away too.

    :)
     
  3. Blassster

    Blassster New Member

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    Cool, thanks for the input.

    The UPC has an LCD display to show the total wattage being drawn, and it's rated at 780 max. LCD is convenient for looking at power draw when overclocking; the power supply I have is 620 watts, so I'll know the limits when overclocking the i7 once it arrives. Should've bought a 750 watter to leave a more generous amount of headroom, but it seems the corsair 620 HX is a tank anyway, it'll do for now. Not going to SLI.
     
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  4. tank_rider

    tank_rider New Member

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    That ups will actually match your power supply pretty well as at 80% efficiency it'll be drawing 775W of power from the wall which is pretty much your UPS' max rating.
     

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