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My battery has huge stickers all over it.

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My battery has huge stickers all over it.

This was originally posted on APC forums on 8/19/2009


Are these supposed to stay on? The instructions are vastly insufficient in explaining this, and I am very nervous. I have left them on, but I am unsure, and nervous. I believe it wants me to use the plastic tabs to pull the battery out in case I need to, but that is the only instruction.

Very very poor job, APC.

EDIT: I plugged in my APC unit, and to make sure it worked, I pressed the power button. It turned on, and went to battery power. It did come back online after about 15 seconds. I know I am supposed to charge it for 14 hours before using it, did turning it on like that just ruin the battery?

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Re: My battery has huge stickers all over it.

This was originally posted on APC forums on 8/20/2009


So I have not ruined my battery because, when I plugged it in and turned it on, it went to battery mode? How long should I let it charge?

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Re: My battery has huge stickers all over it.

This was originally posted on APC forums on 8/20/2009


So I have not ruined my battery because, when I plugged it in and turned it on, it went to battery mode? How long should I let it charge?

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Re: My battery has huge stickers all over it.

This was originally posted on APC forums on 8/20/2009


Woolio,

As far as I know, the Battery Sticker is used to pull out the Battery from the UPS easily. It will NOT harm the battery or the unit anyway if you leave the sticker as it is. The Sticker can be used for futher battery replacement. If you remove it from the battery, you will have difficulties to pull the battery from the unit. If possible, could you please let me know the exact model number of the UPS which you are referring to?

The UPS can charge its battery whether it is on or off when it is plugged in. You can leave the unit turned on or off to charge the battery. The battery will not ruin when the unit is on. The UPS can be used right away out of the box after connecting the battery to the unit. However, APC recommends to charge the battery prior to using it in order for our users to avail the expected runtime in the event of power failure. If the battery does not have charge, it will not provide battery backup power during power failure to the connected equipment.

I hope that this helps.

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Re: My battery has huge stickers all over it.

This was originally posted on APC forums on 8/20/2009


No, the UPS performs a self test at start up in order to check the battery integrity. After pressing the Power on button, it places a load on the battery for a while to check if the battery is in good condition to provide battery power in the event of real power failure. This is normal operation of the UPS.

We normally recommend to charge the battery for 16 hours prior to using it.

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Re: My battery has huge stickers all over it.

This reply was originally posted by Jonathan on APC forums on 8/20/2009


Woolio,

Whenever you turn ON an APC UPS i.e. Back-UPS or Smart-UPS cycles first from Online and then to On Battery then back to Online. This behavior/process that your UPS is doing is what we call as self-test. Doing a self-test will test the internal battery for any failure, and this process repeats every 14 days from the date the UPS was last turned ON.