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Are there any potential problems to laying a tower UPS flat on its side?

Posted on 2009-06-27
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The UPS in question is a Cyber Power CP1500AVRLCD.  Just wondering if anything catastrophic can happen as a result of laying the UPS flat?  Is there any reason why the UPS shouldn't be on its side?
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As long as it isn't using a 'water' filled battery, it should be OK. I would make some kind of 'standoffs' for it, so air can still get around it.
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you should not block any venting holes, or fans; but for the rest it is ok to do so
you can also check on the manuf' s site if they list any problems for the mounting..
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Another concern is the battery mounting.
If they are loose in 'a chamber' they may 'fall' against metal and ground out the terminals.
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Thank you much.    : )
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