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Hardware Thread, New UPS in Technical; Hi all, Simple question to ask, recently a new UPS was purchased for the comms room, http://www.apc.com/resource/include/...ku=SURT2000XLI I was just ...
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    Hi all,
    Simple question to ask, recently a new UPS was purchased for the comms room,
    http://www.apc.com/resource/include/...ku=SURT2000XLI
    I was just about to install it when i was told that an electrician would have to have a look at it ???? It does not have to be hard wired into the mains or anything, so i dont see why i cant just do it . We are not going to have access to an electrician for a few weeks .Im in to mind about just going ahead and plugging the UPS in .

    If anyone has this UPS can you tell me, did you just plug it in and work away or did an electrician have to do anything to get it going ?

    Thanks .

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    It would depened if the socket you are thinking of using to power it can support the draw on the unit. I know that some of them when you fire them up can blow the breaker on the fused board as they pull a lot of current which some rings are not setup for. The worst case is if you plug it in the breaker trips and you have to reset it, if not it will be fine.

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    well at the moment we have an adaptor with two servers and two monitors and swith coming from the one socket on the wall (crazy i know) so im desperate to get this up and running as soon as possible, i may just chance it, whats the worst that can happen (famous last words), lol .

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    Worst thing that can happen is your fuse box explodes and cases a fire.

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    That’s a new on one me, saying that I am not an expert. We have had some new ones recently we just plugged them all in and they just simply worked.

    I would just go for it.

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    Well as it stands now its a fire hazard without the UPS so either way it looks like the comms room is going on fire soon, lol .

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    Quote Originally Posted by harris-gav View Post
    Well as it stands now its a fire hazard without the UPS so either way it looks like the comms room is going on fire soon, lol .
    Double check your insurance ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester View Post


    Double check your insurance ;-)
    Sounds like a plan, lol .

    One of the guys i work with said the UPS should be connected to the dell rack, something about earthing it ? i think thats why they wanted an electrition to have a look at it . Or it could be the maximum power output of the socket ?

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    If it needs earthing that’s not a big job. Something that could be done by yourself in minutes.

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    Thats it so, im going to just plug the damn thing in, i'll let you know how i get on during the week (if im still alive) .

    Thanks all

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    Did a 5000XLI a few weeks back. I had to get the sparky in to re-locate the rambo socket (fed off a 32A fuse) but otherwise straight forward. Just make sure you connect the batteries last.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeddyKGB View Post
    batteries last.
    And now the fun begins, lol, The manual says to connect the batteries before plugging it into the socket .Maybe i should just ring them (APC) and ask, i think thats the smart thing to do .

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    Yeh, it might be different depending on the model. I would just do what the manual says. Reason being I think your supposed to check the line voltages look OK first, and if they do then switch off, connect the batteries and then switch on again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    Worst thing that can happen is your fuse box explodes and cases a fire.
    If the servers are already plugged in to the mains without incident then doesn't that mean there isn't an excessive draw the distribution board. Surely putting a UPS inhe way shouldn't draw anymore current.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ITWombat View Post
    If the servers are already plugged in to the mains without incident then doesn't that mean there isn't an excessive draw the distribution board. Surely putting a UPS inhe way shouldn't draw anymore current.
    Thats what i was thinking



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