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Adjusting Max current fault on APC UPS 280

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Ray, Feb 20, 2005.

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  1. Ray

    Ray Guest

    I have an older APC Backups Pro 280 that is hooked up to my TiVo and big
    screen T.V. During scenes with a lot of white, the ups's overload lite
    lites during the whole scene and then turns off or just blinks if the scene
    is bright. Does anyone know which adjustment inside the ups is the current
    sensing circuit. The ups will power the system for at least three minutes
    (that's as long as I ran it unplugged).

    Now to answer the questions of why hook a Tivo and TV. Simple, we loose
    power for just a couple seconds a lot here in southern California and when
    we do loose power, the DirectTV TiVo takes a couple minutes to reboot and
    aquite a signal. And, I don't think that it is too good for the T.V. to
    turn on and off a couple times every hour when the wind is blowing hard.
    The UPS has a new battery.
  2. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    You need to call the power company. There's no way you should get power
    failures at a rate like that. Especially in "Southern California".

    The power company will be pleased to know of a malfunction in their line -
    defects/faults are very expensive - a repair will actually lower their
    operating costs.

    Good Luck!
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