Does anyone know of a UPS that doesn't beep?
February 14, 2007 2:08 PM Subscribe
Which UPS units to buy? I want one on which the power failure audible warning can be turned off permanently.
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I currently have a few Belkin units in my house, and when the power goes off, they beep. This turns out to be really annoying if the power goes off and I'm asleep, for example. The things that I have connected will either shut themselves off (my server) or have a relatively low draw and should last a while (cable modem, router, etc). If I'm awake and the power goes out, it's pretty easy for me to tell, so I don't need them to beep then either.
On the Belkin units, the beeping can be shut off, but only if the power button is held down for less than two seconds. The problem is, is that the beeping resets itself when the power goes back on.
When I was in college, we had some APC units in the computer lab that had dip switches and one of them shut off the audible alert. However, from what I can find in the stores and tell from online sources, I cannot tell if any modern ones have this sort of feature.
Can anyone help?