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Does the direction of the power wire matter when connecting an APC UPS?

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Hi All,

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!
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As long as you connect it to the correct terminal, when it ships there is only one not connected you are good.

The wires are short and stiff, but once connected to the correct terminal I have never had an issue with the pinch.
I have used the APC UPS for years.
I like the Smart UPS for servers and the Back UPS for critical desktops.
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Thanks.  So when connecting the correct terminal (the one not connected) the direction you insert the connector does not matter, correct?  It can go either way (meaning you can connect it, disconnect it and flip it over and slide it on as well).  Both seem to fit equally as snug.
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Yes fliping it over does not effect performance or safety.
the only consideration is which one seems to work better as far as reaching the connector snugly.
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Thanks. Just wanted to make sure there was not a wrong way.
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Always good to check when it comes to electricity.

have a great weekend,
Rick
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Thx!
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