The 10-pound (Net Weight) APC Back-UPS Network 40 (Model BN4001, 450VA 257Watts) arrived on Tuesday.
The APC Back-UPS box was factory-sealed. Upon opening, the room filled with a factory-fresh electronic odor.
The User Manual lists the Output Voltage (on battery) at 115VAC +/- 8%, while the box shows 120VAC.
The Output Transfer Time is listed as 6ms Typical, 10ms Maximum. Gee, I hope that is fast enough for the DHG!
I connected the negative cable to the Sealed, Lead Acid (SLA) RBC114 battery. I did not see any sparks, despite the User Manual stating, “It is normal for small sparks to be seen when the battery cable is connected to the battery terminal.” I wonder if that means the battery is/was weak?
The UPS came with an RJ-45 cable. There are RJ-45 connectors: Network “In” and “Out”. There is a ‘Service Port’, but the manual states ‘Not to Connect’ anything to it. I am not sure, but can I ‘talk’ to this UPS and change parameters (like the beeping) or not? It did not come with software. I will look into this.
The “Quality Assurance Test” took place on 10/23/2012 at 1:09am. Everything listed “Passed”, including “Set Alarm Control – Disabled”.
The UPS has been charging since Tuesday afternoon.
UPS Installation and Cold Reset Update:
I installed the UPS, plugged-in the TV, DVD Player, Cable Box, and the TV into the Surge side of the UPS, and plugged the DHG into the Surge + Backup side of the UPS. (I cannot believe the Cable Box says, “500Watts Max”! Can that be right?)
The DHG Cold Reset took place at 12:13:05AM this morning. I need to clean-up some disk space. I was down to 16% remaining earlier Wednesday evening.
Click this link to see Estimated Runtimes with the Sony DHG250 (45 Watts) with these 3 UPS units.
[Corrected/Fixed Links: Compare APC Back-UPS BN4001, BE450G, and BE350G runtimes with the Sony DHG250 at 45Watts]
[Note: BE450 has USB Port and is labeled, "PowerChute" and comes with a USB cable - The BN4001 has the same USB Port - however, it labeled,"Service Port" and does not come with a USB cable.]
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Edited by CleCakYngMfd - 5/23/13 at 4:46pm