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plug UPS into surge protector?

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by ds, Apr 14, 2004.

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  1. ds

    ds Guest

    User's manual for my APC UPS (ES 725) states, "Plug the...power cord
    directly into a wall outlet; not a surge protector or power strip."

    Any guesses as to why it shouldn't be powered with a surge protector
    upstream?
     
  2. No.
     
  3. You are likely to plug other things into the
    strip/protector and exceed the capacity of the outlet ("I
    can't be broke because I still have checks" syndrome). Also,
    if the protector trips momentarily it can upset the UPS.

    Mark L. Fergerson
     
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