Is it safe to turn off my APC 1100 at night when the power goes?
This was originally posted on APC forums on 7/25/2011
I live in Kenya and we are dealing with constant power cuts here especially at night.
So now if the power goes, the UPS will beeeeep and beeeep all night and make these constant humming noises which are quite annoying, anyway, since my home is my office and it's like a studio I hear this while I'm trying to sleep. So I was wondering if it is safe to just turn the ups off when the power goes at night or will that lead to damages on the ups battery or the equipment attached to it which is my 27" iMac and a laser printer. Sorry to bug with this, but i dont understand much of these technologies at all and don't even get the terminology used in many of the previously posted threads ... So ... If you could give me a very simple answer to this would be great!!!
Turn off yes or no and what are the risks.
Also wondering ... Is it normal that sometimes for 20+ hours this ups makes this quite loud humming noise? I had a smaller one previously and it was always silent. Was not happy finding this making so much noise ... Something wrong with it or normal?