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Attaching power bar to APC

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Hello,

I ran out of outlets on my APC so I want to increase the number of outlets by pluggin in a power bar. Is it safe to plug in a power bar (6 outlet) into the APC?  I am not even close to the maximum capacity of the APC power.

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LucF earned 200 total points
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No problem, as long as you're not near to the maximum capacity, be sure not to connect to many devices (so don't connect printers etc. there's no use for them to be on a UPS when a power blackout hits you) you can put in a surgeprotector for those kind of devices.

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The little brick style APC UPS's have a run time about one minute at full load. If that is a problem, you need a much bigger UPS.
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There's no problem plugging a surge strip into a UPS. Go for it.
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In talking to APC in the past, there shouldn't be a problem...but occasionally (in my case for example) you run into the problem of all of the indicator lights blinking on & off...the UPS still works, but the indicators are bogus.  The safest bet is to spend 90 bucks or so & get a APC certified PDU.
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Thanks all for the comments.  I'll have to give the points to the first one who jumped in though ;)  

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