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February, 2021

Understanding the UPS Alarms

The Importance of Alarm Systems

Emergencies cannot be predicted but can be prepared by using an alarm system. This system can protect valuable belongings and safety by sending a warning signal or notification when an event happens, and it is widely used in home, office, factory and public sector applications.

CyberPower Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) also comes with various functions that would warn users about battery or power issues. It is recommended to understand different types of alert notifications while using a UPS.

Types of UPS Alarms

Audible Alarm

Below are common scenarios that will produce different types of audible alarm from CyberPower UPS.

Visual Alarm

Our UPS is also equipped with either an LED indicator or LCD to indicate the health of the model.

Visual & Remote Alarm

The remote management solution helps users to monitor the product status anytime, anywhere.

UPS in Battery Mode

When the UPS is running on battery power, it will typically emit 2 short beeps every 30 seconds.

LED Indicator

Some UPS also come with LED indicator with three colored lights: green for normal, yellow for warning and red for fault notices, showing clear product status.

Applied UPS Models
Remote Management Card

With the SNMP card installed, it allows users to perform remote management of UPS. Once an event happens, users can be notified through email, SNMP traps, Syslog or SMS.

Applied UPS Models CyberPower Remote Management Card
Low Battery

If the internal battery of the UPS is almost out of charge, it will usually emit rapid beeping sounds twice every second.

LCD Display

On the other hand, most UPS are built-in with an LCD display to indicate detailed information such as battery mode, low battery, overloading and UPS fault to alert users of potential problems that might affect critical equipment and cause downtime.

Applied UPS Models
Power Management Software

The software helps users to manage the UPS locally or remotely. Besides providing an overview of system operation, the software can also send warning notifications automatically when a system event occurs, ensuring any faults to be dealt with timely.

Applied UPS Models CyberPower Software Overview
Overload

Once the UPS has detected an overload condition, it will generally emit a long and continuous beeping sound.

Color LCD Display

Featuring color LCD function, the newest CyberPower UPS models not only can display real-time information, but also help users to easily identify UPS status: green for normal, yellow for warning, and red for fault notices.

Applied UPS Models

* CyberPower UPS systems also provide some alarm functions to notify users of UPS fault, such as battery overcharge, overheat, or output shortage, as well as the battery missing issue.

** Audible alarms (including beeping sounds) may vary by each model, please check the user's manual for details.

Audible Alarm

Below are common scenarios that will produce different types of audible alarm from CyberPower UPS.

UPS in Battery Mode

When the UPS is running on battery power, it will typically emit 2 short beeps every 30 seconds.

Low Battery

If the internal battery of the UPS is almost out of charge, it will usually emit rapid beeping sounds twice every second.

Overload

Once the UPS has detected an overload condition, it will generally emit a long and continuous beeping sound.

* CyberPower UPS systems also provide some alarm functions to notify users of UPS fault, such as battery overcharge, overheat, or output shortage, as well as the battery missing issue.

** Audible alarms (including beeping sounds) may vary by each model, please check the user's manual for details.

Visual Alarm

Our UPS is also equipped with either an LED indicator or LCD to indicate the health of the model.

LED Indicator

Some UPS also come with LED indicator with three colored lights: green for normal, yellow for warning and red for fault notices, showing clear product status.

Applied UPS Models
LCD Display

On the other hand, most UPS are built-in with an LCD display to indicate detailed information such as battery mode, low battery, overloading and UPS fault to alert users of potential problems that might affect critical equipment and cause downtime.

Applied UPS Models
Color LCD Display

Featuring color LCD function, the newest CyberPower UPS models not only can display real-time information, but also help users to easily identify UPS status: green for normal, yellow for warning, and red for fault notices.

Applied UPS Models
Visual & Remote Alarm

The remote management solution helps users to monitor the product status anytime, anywhere.

Remote Management Card

With the SNMP card installed, it allows users to perform remote management of UPS. Once an event happens, users can be notified through email, SNMP traps, Syslog or SMS.

Applied UPS Models CyberPower Remote Management Card
Power Management Software

The software helps users to manage the UPS locally or remotely. Besides providing an overview of system operation, the software can also send warning notifications automatically when a system event occurs, ensuring any faults to be dealt with timely.

Applied UPS Models CyberPower Software Overview

The alarm system becomes a crucial part of our lives when an unexpected event occurs, and so does UPS. As you can see, the UPS comes with different types of alarm that can help users to catch potential problems before they happen. Be always one step ahead by understanding what UPS is trying to tell you and take appropriate actions.

For detailed product information, please refer to CyberPower website and/or product manual.

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