This was originally posted on APC forums on 4/27/2016
I have received a few UPSs and I plugged them in but they didn't seem to power on. My question is this, do they need batteries in them to even power on? I plugged them in and there was no response to button presses or anything. The models that I have are SmartUPS 700 and SmartUPS1000. I think they are older ones and they are white, not the black newer ones. Thank you for your time.