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Connect Battery
For safety, the Back-UPS ES is shipped with one battery wire disconnected. The Back-UPS ES will not operate until the wire is connected to the touch
safe battery terminal. NOTE: Small sparks may occur during battery connection. This is normal.
TURN the Back-UPS ES over and
1
slide the battery compartment
cover off of the battery housing.
Slide the battery compartment cover
3
completely onto the Back-UPS ES.
Battery Backup
These outlets are powered whenever the Back-UPS ES is
switched ON. During a power outage or other utility problems
(brownouts, over-voltages), these outlets will be powered for a
limited time by the Back-UPS ES. Plug your computer, monitor,
and two other data-sensitive devices (external disk or tape drive)
into these outlets.
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Back-UPS ES
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POWER ON/
REPLACE BATTERY
INDICATOR
Power On
Replace Battery
Surge Protection Only
These outlets provide full-time protection from surges even if
the Back-UPS ES is switched OFF. Plug your printer, fax
machine, scanner, or other peripherals that do not need
battery power into these outlets.
3
Power On and
Install Software
Press the ON/OFF switch to power the unit
ON.
A single short beep and the green "Power On"
indicator confirms that Back-UPS ES is on and
ready to provide protection.
The Back-UPS ES should charge for at least
16 hours to ensure sufficient runtime. The unit
is being charged whenever it is connected to
utility power, whether the unit is turned ON or
OFF.
If the red Building Wiring Fault indicator
(located on the end near the power cord) is lit,
your building wiring presents a shock hazard
that should be corrected by a qualified
electrician.
Install the PowerChute Personal
software
Place the PowerChute Personal Edition CD-
ROM into your computer and follow the
installation instructions on the screen.
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LIFT the battery out of the compartment and connect the black wire to the negative (-) battery
2
terminal. Ensure the batteries are installed as shown below.
Surge Protection
®
AC LINE
CORD
Battery Backup
Surge Protection
Surge Protection Only
Status Indicators
The Back-UPS ES indicates operating status using a combination of visual and audible indicators.
Use the following table to identify the status of the Back-UPS ES.
Power On - UPS is supplying conditioned
utility power to the load.
On Battery - UPS is supplying battery
power to the load connected to the Battery
outlets.
Low Battery Warning - UPS is supplying
battery power to the load connected to the
Battery outlets and the battery is near
exhaustion.
Replace Battery - The battery is
disconnected.
The battery is in need of charging or is at
the end of its usual life and must be
replaced.
Overload Shutdown - During On Battery
operation a battery power supplied outlet
overload was detected.
Sleep Mode - During On Battery operation
the battery power has been completely
exhausted and the UPS is waiting for utility
power to return to normal.
®
Edition
Building Wiring Fault - Your building
wiring presents a shock hazard that should
be corrected by a licensed electrician.
See the Troubleshooting section for additional assistance.
Back-UPS ES 350/550
Back-UPS ES 350
2
Connect Equipment
Place the Back-UPS ES to avoid:
- Direct sunlight
- Excessive heat
- Excessive humidity or contact with fluids
Plug the Back-UPS ES power cord directly into a wall outlet; not a
surge protector or power strip.
Connect FAX/Modem/Phone
Back-UPS ES protects a single line (2-wire) fax, modem or phone from
surges when it is connected through the Back-UPS ES as shown.
Connect Computer Cable
The supplied cable and software provide automatic file saving and
shutdown of the operating system in the case of a sustained power outage.
Connect the cable to the Data Port of the Back-UPS ES. Connect the other
end of the cable to the USB port on your computer. The software will
automatically find the USB Port of your computer.
BUILDING WIRING
FAULT INDICATOR
FROM WALL JACK
DATALINE OUTPUT TO
DSL MODEM or PHONE
TO COMPUTER
USB PORT
Status
Visual Indications
(Power On - Green)
(Replace Battery - Red)
Power On LED - ON
Power On LED - ON (off
during beep)
Power on LED - flashing
Replace Battery LED -
flashing
Power On and Replace
Battery LEDs- Flashing
(alternating)
None
None
Building Wiring Fault LED
(red) - ON
APC, the APC logo, Back-UPS and PowerChute are registered trademarks of American Power Conversion Corp.
®
User Guide
Back-UPS ES 550
Building
Wiring
CAUTION - Refer to bottom
Fault
of unit for safety markings.
Circut Breaker
Wall
Push to Reset
Outlet
Modem/
Phone/Fax
Data Port
CIRCUIT BREAKER
PUSH TO RESET
Audible Indication
Alarm Terminates
None
Not applicable.
Beeping 4 times every
UPS transfers back to
30 seconds
Power On operation, or
when UPS is turned off.
Rapid beeping (every
UPS transfers back to
1/2 second)
normal operation, or
when UPS is turned off.
Constant tone
UPS turned off with the
power switch.
Constant tone
Constant tone
UPS turned off with the
power switch.
Beeping once every 4
Utility power is restored,
seconds
or if utility power is not
restored within 32
seconds, or the UPS is
turned off.
None
UPS is unplugged, or is
plugged into a properly
wired outlet.
All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
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Summary of Contents

  • Page 1

    See the Troubleshooting section for additional assistance. APC, the APC logo, Back-UPS and PowerChute are registered trademarks of American Power Conversion Corp. ® User Guide Back-UPS ES 550...

  • Page 2

    Use the table below to solve minor Back-UPS ES installation or operation problems. Consult APC Online Technical Support or call APC Troubleshooting Technical Support for assistance with problems that cannot be resolved using the table below: Problem Back-UPS ES will not turn on.

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