APS Backup Problem

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by TSparger, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. TSparger macrumors member

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    I typically leave my mac pro turned on around the clock and everything is hooked up to an APS battery backup system. Over the last several months I've had a problem where I will go to the computer and it has shut down and the APS power is off. I then turn the APS back on and when I hit the power button on the computer it trips the APS off again. I have to do this several times and sometimes unplug/replug the APS before I can get it to hold power and allow the computer to turn on. Any ideas what may be causing this?
     
  2. Dr.Pants macrumors 65816

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    Well, to me at least, you either are -
    A) Going to need a new APS unit as the battery is starting to go bad.
    B) putting too much load on the APS

    There could be other options, but I can't really think of anything else ATM. It would also be helpful to provide a model of APS, age of model, and everything that is atached to the model, just to get a clearer idea.
     
  3. TSparger thread starter macrumors member

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    The APS was purchased earlier this year and I'm only plugged into about half of the outlets on the unit. I have the CPU, monitor and one printer that is turned on at any given point in time.
     
  4. Dr.Pants macrumors 65816

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    Well.. its the model of APS that is important. Do you know it? Have a picture?
     
  5. surflordca macrumors 6502a

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    It maters what is plugged into it. A computer, monitor and a printer should work fine but is there any other stuff plugged in :confused:
     
  6. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Printers might even be a problem. Mine for example, can suck down just over 500W when being used. :eek: 20W on idle. BIG difference. ;)

    To the OP, could you give the exact APC you're using, and the devices plugged in (model numbers may really help)?
     
  7. Flash SWT macrumors 6502

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    Hopefully it is just an inkjet printer. I'm pretty sure it is recommended to NOT plug laser printers into a UPS.
     
  8. Dr.Pants macrumors 65816

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    How about dot-matrix printers? Like anybody uses those anymore :p (Yes, I do)
     
  9. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    For multi copy forms (yellow, gold, pink,...), they're still perfect. :) But for single sheet printing, not these days. ;) The faster performance, improved resolution, and quieter sound levels of laser has me spoiled. :p
     
  10. Dr.Pants macrumors 65816

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    ree-gak - reee-gak! Reeeeeeee-gak!

    Stuck in my head :eek:

    Well, for multi-sheet printing like how I do it, it rocks. Basically, a whole bunch of control numbers and information past that - easy to skim :D And yes, there is no way to save it as a .doc or otherwise (printing an updated database, FYI, on an OS probably older then I am)

    EDIT- By the way, when I said
    It was in the context of power draw on the APC, lol.
     
  11. surflordca macrumors 6502a

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    Some people like hearing tick, tick, tick, as they don't feel lonely :D
     

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