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Can I plug a power board into my UPS?

Some manufacturers say you can't, but from a technical / electrical perspective there is absolutely no reason for it.

The reason it is sometimes frowned upon is that having extra outlets could mean that too much is plugged in and the UPS is overloaded, just like if you use a power board on a normal power outlet and overload it.

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Where to buy UPS Batteries

Well obviously we are going to tell you that right here is the place to buy UPS batteries, and lets be honest, the main reason we've put up this page is so when you search for 'Where to buy UPS Batteries' we get a look in.

Its not really fair though that we write this to generate search engine results without giving something back, so here's a little bit of information about where you can buy batteries and why we think you should buy from us.

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How do I replace my own alarm panel battery

Replacing your alarm system battery is a fairly straight forward process, but security system companies like to charge a fortune for it. Essentially all you need to do is open the main panel, remove the existing battery, fit the new one in the exact same way, and close the panel.

Its important to be aware that the panels are almost always fitted with a tamper switch, so unless you know how to disable the tamper switch before opening the panel be prepared for the siren to go off.  Normally entering your security code will silence the alarm but this may not always work.

It would probably be best to let your neighbours know that the alarm may sound for about a minute a get yourself some ear plugs.

 

When should I replace my UPS batteries?

You must replace your UPS batteries when they no longer support connected equipment.

You should replace your UPS batteries once they have reached a certain age or a clear reduction in availble run-time is evident.

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What is so special about a True Sinewave UPS?

Normal mains power is in the form of an Alternating Current (AC) Sinusoidal (sine) Waveform.  The 'Sinewave' is a smooth constantly varying voltage that forms the basis of modern power distribution systems.

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How long should my UPS batteries last?

There are a few factors that affect battery lifetime, and most manufacturers say they will last between 3-5 years in use.  Here are a few things to consider about UPS battery lifetime.

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