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Question regarding UPS and plugs

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Hello all. I had a question regarding my situation with my UPS. I have a APC BR1500G which only had 5 battery plugs on it. On my current setup i have my PC, a monitor, a tv, speakers, router, and modem that i need plugged in. The plug on both my router and modem are rather big and result in one of my 5 plugs being blocked which leaves me having to set 2 of my devices to just the surge protection (i opted to put my tv and speakers on the surge side). I wanted to know if it would be possible for me to plug a power strip into one of the battery plugs so i could plug all 6 of my devices into the battery of the UPS rather than be limited to 4.

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Hello all. I had a question regarding my situation with my UPS. I have a APC BR1500G which only had 5 battery plugs on it. On my current setup i have my PC, a monitor, a tv, speakers, router, and modem that i need plugged in. The plug on both my router and modem are rather big and result in one of my 5 plugs being blocked which leaves me having to set 2 of my devices to just the surge protection (i opted to put my tv and speakers on the surge side). I wanted to know if it would be possible for me to plug a power strip into one of the battery plugs so i could plug all 6 of my devices into the battery of the UPS rather than be limited to 4.

Yes, you can do that.

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Yea you can put a power stip into it, but why would you want a batterybackup for a tv and speakers. Its there so you can shutdown and save your work. The batteries only last about 15-30 min under load.

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Hello all. I had a question regarding my situation with my UPS. I have a APC BR1500G which only had 5 battery plugs on it. On my current setup i have my PC, a monitor, a tv, speakers, router, and modem that i need plugged in. The plug on both my router and modem are rather big and result in one of my 5 plugs being blocked which leaves me having to set 2 of my devices to just the surge protection (i opted to put my tv and speakers on the surge side). I wanted to know if it would be possible for me to plug a power strip into one of the battery plugs so i could plug all 6 of my devices into the battery of the UPS rather than be limited to 4.

You can do that but it kind of defeats one point of a UPS. UPS works great as a surge protector but the the devices connected to the power strip wouldn't be protected from each other. In addition to simple malfunctions in the devices, a lightning can strike the phone or TV lines and the surge could travel from the RJ-11 or coaxial cables via the devices to the others. The surge protector would probable protect itself and anything connected directly to it but the devices that have contact with each other via the power strip would be under risk. You really should use a surge protector as a power strip or take the modem and TV out of the UPS altogether.

Also, having the TV and speakers there is useless. If you lose power, are you really going to start watching TV and listening to music? Instead you should only have you modem and PC there to make the last backups and shutdowns and leave the rest of the juice ready for your phone charger.

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Hello all. I had a question regarding my situation with my UPS. I have a APC BR1500G which only had 5 battery plugs on it. On my current setup i have my PC, a monitor, a tv, speakers, router, and modem that i need plugged in. The plug on both my router and modem are rather big and result in one of my 5 plugs being blocked which leaves me having to set 2 of my devices to just the surge protection (i opted to put my tv and speakers on the surge side). I wanted to know if it would be possible for me to plug a power strip into one of the battery plugs so i could plug all 6 of my devices into the battery of the UPS rather than be limited to 4.

 

As suggest I would take out the entertainment system section and place it into the surge protect only side, you can use a power bar on a UPS to get more plugs but just remember your going to drain your battery that much faster.

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As suggest I would take out the entertainment system section and place it into the surge protect only side, you can use a power bar on a UPS to get more plugs but just remember your going to drain your battery that much faster.

Well its not really a entertainment system. I use the TV as a monitor for my PC and the speakers are just some old computer speakers i use for sound on my PC

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Well its not really a entertainment system. I use the TV as a monitor for my PC and the speakers are just some old computer speakers i use for sound on my PC

 

Oh ok then yeah if you use it with your system you can expand the connections to house a few more things, Ideally using a power bar is suggested not a surge protector. 

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