APC Battery Backup Instructions

By Aaron Ratliff

An APC battery backup system helps protect your devices from harmful power surges and failures.
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An APC battery backup device is designed to protect your electronic devices against power surges and failures. With these systems, your devices can be turned off properly when a power outage occurs, preventing harmful system crashes from occurring. Installing your APC unit properly ensures that your equipment is protected from both of these common hazards.

Step 1

Remove your APC unit from its box and place it in a proper location that is free from direct sunlight and excessive heat.

Step 2

Connect your electrical devices to the unit. Make sure that the computer and monitor are plugged into the outlets labeled "Surge Protection/Battery Backup."

Step 3

Run a phone cord from the wall outlet to the "Phone In" outlet on the unit. Run a phone cord from the "Phone Out" outlet on your unit to your telephone.

Step 4

Plug in your APC unit and power it on.

Step 5

Plug the USB cable that was included with your APC device into your computer. Connect the opposing end into the "Data Port" outlet on the APC unit.

Step 6

Insert the CD that was included with your APC device into your computer's CD-ROM drive. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the APC device software.