This was originally posted on APC forums on 8/27/2015
I just purchased one of these, and out of the box there was no charge.
1. Will it charge when it is off?
2. How long does it usually take to fully charge?
This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 8/28/2015
Yes, the battery will charge after you connect it/plug the battery into the UPS. As long as you did that step, the battery itself charges whether the UPS is on or off, as long as you plugged the UPS into the wall.
For a UPS like this, I'd plan to leave it overnight. 8-12 hours should be adequate. If you want to plug your equipment in and turn the UPS on so you can use it while it charges, that's fine too. The only issue is that you cannot expect the full battery back up time until the UPS charges up.
This reply was originally posted by Olusanya on APC forums on 8/29/2015
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Pls, i have an APC smart UPS 1500VA model. my question is ' will the UPS battery continue to get charged even when i turn it off and it is still plugged ito my wall socket which is on? and does the same apply for a 3000VA model
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