How to connect the battery on new APC UPS before use

How to connect the battery on new APC UPS before use

A new APC Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) is usually shipped with the battery disconnected. This article explains how to connect the battery.

Connect the Battery in the New APC UPS

Note: In Compliance with Department Of Transportation (DOT) regulations, APC Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) are shipped with the battery disconnected. The unit will not operate until the battery is connected.

If you receive a UPS which does not function, please make sure the battery is connected. Perform the following steps:

  1. Open the battery compartment

  2. Pull the battery out half way

  3. Connect the Red Battery Wire to the + Positive battery terminal

  4. Push the battery into the compartment and re-install the cover

Note: Batteries on average take at least 6 hours to charge. For additional information on connecting and charging the battery, go to the APC Manual Page.

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Article ID: SLN124786

Last Date Modified: 04/09/2018 04:56 AM

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