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47717768
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[Parts Check] A qustion about UPS units

Does your UPS unit keeps beeping till the power comes back.? Sometimes we have power outage for more than 15min. If the outage lasts for more than 10. i have to turn the unit off.


pnjunction
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Mine does this too, drives me insane. I'm sitting there in the pitch black and this thing is beeping every 30 seconds to let me know the power is out, gee thanks.

Apparently on my cheap unit (it's just a small one to keep my NAS from shutting down hard) there's no way to disable it either. I might open the thing up and look for the speaker one of these days.


47717768
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Yep. I have this one »www.cyberpowersystems.com/produc···0HG.html what kind do you have?


VegasMan
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Some do some don't. My Tripp-Lite units have a silence button.
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APC Back-UPS 550 and it is way loud


47717768
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I would not call our units cheap. I would say they are basic units.

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All of my APC's, even the little 350VA model that powers the cable modem, router and switch, have the ability to disable the beep. But.... they have to be connected to a PC with APC's PowerChute software.

The choices are A) Enable alarm at all times, B) Disable alarm at all times or C) Disable alarm when the PC is in hibernation (This mode also has a checkbox that lets you choose "or between the hours of"... and drop downs for time). I have mine set to stay silent between 8 PM and 8 AM.


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The Cyberpower's can be set through software to mute the alarm so it doesn't wake you up needlessly during the night.


47717768
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Yea. But when you are in bed, and the PC is turned off, it would not be possible. Or software can program the unit for offline function or mode?


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On the older RS-232 Serial-port APC Smart-UPS units that I've worked with, you can use an open source program called APCTEST to change the "beepstate" alarm value in the unit's EEPROM to remain quiet and only sound the alarm upon a Low Battery condition. (Not sure about the newer USB models, though)...
See Here for more info: »www.apcupsd.com/

HTH,

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pnjunction
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said by HarryH3:

All of my APC's, even the little 350VA model that powers the cable modem, router and switch, have the ability to disable the beep. But.... they have to be connected to a PC with APC's PowerChute software.

I could look into the software the thing is I'd have to figure out how to change my setup (unless the software changes something on the unit and it stays that way?) because right now the UPS is only connected to the NAS box which can monitor the state, shut itself off and shut the UPS off.

For now I just have it set up so that instead of waiting until the battery gets low, the NAS shuts itself and the UPS off after 60 seconds without power. That way at least the beeping will stop after a minute if power is lost while I'm sleeping.


47717768
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I agree. I do not like installing any software that comes with the hardware accept drivers that are required. If software somehow could mod the unit promptly till you make a change the settings your self i may give it a try.


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said by 47717768:

Yep. I have this one »www.cyberpowersystems.com/produc···0HG.html what kind do you have?

Go into powerpanel and check the button to mute it.


47717768
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Will those settings stay on if the computer is turned off?


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said by 47717768:

Will those settings stay on if the computer is turned off?

Yes it does, just tried it.


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said by Subaru:

said by 47717768:

Will those settings stay on if the computer is turned off?

Yes it does, just tried it.

Thanks man. It has worked
Now i do not have to worry about waking everyone in the house during the nap time. I also have thought this software is only OS based, but not the hardware.


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yeah I assume it just writes it to EEPROM then saves it, the software is just for monitoring.


47717768
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I am also wondering about, after a cold boot of the OS. Are you always getting a PopUp notification from the task bar that say's "UPS running of the AC line /of the battery" or sometimes?
For some reason i am not always getting this notification after a cold boot from the OS.


Subaru
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No I don't get it all the time


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said by Subaru:

yeah I assume it just writes it to EEPROM then saves it, the software is just for monitoring.

This is exactly correct, at least with the APC units. Once the flag is set, it stays that way until you run the software again to change it.
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My CP 1500 beeps once and stays quiet.
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What fool decided that having a home/small office UPS beep on power failure was even slightly useful?

I know the power is off. Because, for example, the lights just went out.


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said by dave:

What fool decided that having a home/small office UPS beep on power failure was even slightly useful?

I know the power is off. Because, for example, the lights just went out.

True but depending on the UPS, the speed at which the beeping happens can also be an indicator that the UPS battery itself is about to run outta juice and that can also be useful if you are in a prolonged power outage (Back UPS XS 1000 - runtime with a DSL modem / router and CFL lightbulb, a shade over three hours :P)

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On newer APCs, you can disable it from the front panel. Pretty much all configuration can be done from the front panel on the newer (less than 5 y/o) APCs. Probably need to find the manual though, since there are so few buttons, the navigation and selection process is rather "interesting".

keno5net

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The warning is useful when the power to just the computer circuit goes out. If your computer is off just turn off the UPS and there will be no beep when the power goes out during the night.

These small systems don't have the run time to power much through an extended power outage and are usually used to provide power long enough to properly shut down the system after which they are shut off and stop making noise.


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My newest UPS lets you hold one of the buttons to silence it from there instead of requiring it be done via PC software.

That said, they can get pretty loud when their fans are spinning up to provide power during those times.
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said by Camelot One:

This is exactly correct, at least with the APC units. Once the flag is set, it stays that way until you run the software again to change it.

...or you can just hit the "ON" button when it's beeping and it'll silence it until the next outage or the battery gets low.


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Yep I think mine does that too