2013 February

How to Fix an APC UPS that’s not charging its Battery

I recently had my APC Smart-UPS 3000 RM report to me that I needed to replace the battery. Sure thing, I ordered a replacement from Ebay, plugged in and thought everything should be just fine.

Well, it wasn’t. The battery was not charged, and neither reset nor power cycling the UPS helped. Today, I was lucky enough to find this Video on Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAwMRn15z60

Fortunately, also, I was having an old 9 pole m-f serial cable which I happily plugged into the back side of the APS first, and then into my server’s serial port. At which time everything was powered down. Read more…

By mnott on 2013/02/28 | Computer | 1 comment