Does UPS work as a voltage stabilizer?

Discussion in 'General Computing' started by online.education, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. online.education

    online.education New Member

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    My UPS has been having a problem, and about a month ago, I found that 'my' UPS was not working as a voltage stabilizer. But I don't know if UPS is generally designed to work as a voltage stabilizer. Is it?
     
  2. Matt

    Matt Senior Member

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    Well, they are designed so that if the voltage goes above or below a certain voltage, it switches to battery. There are some others that they try to adjust the voltage, and then switch to battery if it is out of range. Mine is a stabizer, and is an APC Back-Ups XS 1200.
     
  3. the_blue_master

    the_blue_master New Member

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    they are usually stabilisers aswell they maintain a specific voltage and if you get a brown out ( drop of more than 10% required voltage) the battery kicks up until everything is normal again.
     

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