This was originally posted on APC forums on 4/9/2014
You CAN use an EU2000 with the UTS10BI. While it's true that the UTS10 wants 240V on the utility side, and it will not power up with a split 120V from the EU2000 on backup 1 (generator input), it WILL run with a UPS connected to backup 2. You must use a UPS for this to work. If the power goes out, UPS keeps the electronics in the UTS hot. I took a single phase 120V source, doubled the hot legs into the backup 1 input and the "generator" input was recognized. Now, that being said if you do this, you best not try to power anything on the 240V circuit. I decided on this UTS because it had 8 120V circuits available while the UTS6H only has 6. I have no 240V devices in my house, so this works great for me. In theory you can use circuits 9 and 10 as 120V as well if you want but only if the "generator" is running, not the UPS. My deal was that I wanted the ability to use a 220V generator later in life, and this was a great solution.
This was originally posted on APC forums on 8/30/2012
I guess its time to order an eu6500is then. I got my UTS10BI on the cheap, $250, so not going to replace it with a 6 circuit model just to accommodate my eu2000i.
Electrician was here last week and installed the unit. I have an APC Smart-UPS 2200 battery backup configured as backup2, and the outdoor plug is made by Reliance.
This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 8/1/2012
the EU2000I is only a 120V generator and the UST10BI is 240V so I am thinking it'd have to run from the Backup1 (generator) source..? am I making any sense?
This was originally posted on APC forums on 8/7/2012
Can you explain a bit more on why backup1 would be used? Would all circuits be available?
This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 8/7/2012
i went back and checked again but i am getting more feedback that this would not even work because the UTS10BI requires 240v to power on and you cannot provide it power from the 120v generator.
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