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Busted UPS

Discussion in 'Electronics & Electrics' started by oldnewby, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. oldnewby

    oldnewby Member

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    Quick question, when I tried turning on my PC this morning, no light no go.
    Turns out the UPS isnt working. It,s a cyberpower 2200E. I,ve had it for about
    seven or eight years. Is it likely that it just needs new batteries?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. merlin13

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    Sounds rather terminal/Doorstop, unless it's popped a fuse/circuitbreaker if it's got one of those perhaps.

    But they should power up without batteries, so carefully pull them out and see if it's still got a pulse.
     
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    oldnewby

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    Thanks for the reply.
    When batteries for this thing cost ninety bucks for the pair, you can understand my hesitancy, but I just got back with some new batteries and all seems good.
     
  4. Privatteer

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    Are not they 12V 9Ah? Should have been around $25 each.
     
  5. HSV_Enigma

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    Neither of my UPSs will start without a good battery
     
  6. ruffdayz

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    7-8 years from a UPS battery sounds rather impressive to me. Those Cyberpower UPS's are so underrated in my opinion.

    If the batteries are going/gone it should still power up but you'll get a continuous beep.

    You can pick up replacement batteries from Jaycar... the 2200 will take 2. Discard the batteries at your local recycling centre, Ikea (I think), or BatteryWorld take them as well.

    The BricLCD and ValueLCD range (from memory) are a charge through design, so you won't get power output if the batteries are gone (but they'll still turn on and beep). The PFC Sinewave UPS units should bypass batteries if they are gone, still power things, but will beep their nuts off.
     
  7. CQGLHyperion

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    Troubleshooting guide pretty much says, if it won't turn on the battery is worn out.

    Unless UPS come with a bypass mode, most UPSs will not power up without a battery.
     

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