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    Recharging my battery backup

    I have an APC ES750 battery backup that my desktop computer plugs into. The other day, on the battery, the lights were flashing green and red so I figured it probably needed to be recharged. I unplugged my computer but leaving the battery plugged into the electrical outlet for 5-6 hours.

    Do you think that was enough time to fully recharge the battery?

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    The answer those questions can and should be found in the documentation that came with your device.
    Unless you have very frequent power outages, your batteries ought to have remained fully charged with the computer plugged in.
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    As Clint says check your documentation but it is likely that you need to replace the battery in the device. Batteries usually last about three to five years. APC often has upgrade specials which make it pretty attractive to replace the whole unit rather than just the batteries.

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    Yeah looks like its replacement time, checked my books and this one was bought in 2006. Thanks Clint and Joe.

    Jennif

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    The UPS batteries are on constant "Charge" from a re-charging circuit inside the UPS.
    You cannot Charge them yourself.

    If the UPS is actually that old, it may be better, and cheaper, for you to just replace it with a new one. Eh?

    Nothing is worse, than spending hard earned cash for a new battery, only to find that the UPS itself has shot craps.
    Most places will not take those batteries back.

    I find failed UPS's quite often in my Computer Business.

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    Yes I think so too. Picked one up at Costco the other day, APC 550.

    Thanks guys.

    Jennif

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    You most certainly can recharge them yourself.

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