Posts tagged ‘APC’

Unusual Failure Mode of an APC Surge Protector

Recently I got hold of a dead APC SurgeArrest power strip that was about to be thrown out in my office. The power strip simply doesn’t provide power to any of its outlets regardless of the power switch position. Since there was no external fuse that I could find, I decided to take it apart and find out why and how it had failed. Continue reading ‘Unusual Failure Mode of an APC Surge Protector’ »

UPS Transfer Time Measurement

Most offline/line interactive UPS‘ (Uninterrupted Power Supply) have a transfer time between 5 to 15 milliseconds. In this post, I will show you the results of the measured switch-over performance of my APC Back-UPS XS1500 and the technique I used. Continue reading ‘UPS Transfer Time Measurement’ »