Does the direction of the power wire matter when connecting an APC UPS?
Posted on 2011-03-11
As many have probably noticed, the APC UPS ES series comes with the power wire disconnected from the battery. We have found a lot of the time it's a bit of a pain to get it connected as the wire only has a bit of slack. We have also noticed the connector fits onto the battery in either direction (hard to explain, but if you've connected one you probably understand). Does the direction you slide it on matter? Is there a "wrong" side? It seems to work either way and the APC UPS instructions have never mentioned which way to slide the red connector on.
Also, anyone else noticed the wires typically are a little pinched when reconnecting? Should we be concerned?
If there is a better series (for desttops and low end file servers) than the APC UPS ES we would appreciate the recommendation, thanks. Not really sure the best zone to post this in, hope this is correct. Thanks!