UPS died and wont turn on.

Posted on 2008-01-26
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Last Modified: 2013-12-11

I am running a Sola UPS 520RM 1050. Last night it just turned itself off and it wont come back on. When I press the power button it appears to be turning on and within 5 seconds it turns itself off again. However during these 5 seconds it doesnt output any power.
The UPS is about 5 years old, so I am thinking it could be the battery, however I dont know much about UPS's so I was wondering if someone could tell me what the possible causes could be.


Question by:mark_06
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Michael Worsham earned 1000 total points
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When you press the button and for the 5 secs, it sounds like its trying to apply power to the battery but failing. Sounds like the UPS battery has taken the dive.

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HighTechGeek earned 1000 total points
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Sola was bought by Powerware.

They have software, Sola - Commander Pro, that you may be able to install to diagnose the UPS through the RS-232 port:


Click the "Sola - Commander Pro" link.

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By the way, battery life is typically 3 years, so you may just want to replace it considering it's obsolete too. The cost for new batteries is typically 90% of the cost of a new UPS anyway...

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