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    UPS made a "yak" noise

    As i got to work this afternoon, several of our wi-fi computers were unable to connect to the network. I simply restarted them, and reconfigured the WPA-PSK and everything worked fine. When i asked a co-worker what had happened, she said she didnt know exactly, just that "that box thing was making a noise, like a screaming yak" as she pointed to the UPS.

    Now, a screaming yak? I dont think i have ever heard a yak scream, or much less heard a noise come from a UPS that i would figure to be a screaming yak noise. Anyone have any idea what would cause this? We did loose the phones while the scream went on, but the building lights were all on, so i dont think we lost power at all.

    WTF is going on with this UPS?
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    I had a client of mine with a UPS and extended run battery in it make a wierd noise. I cant say that it sounded like a screaming yak. My client didnt want to take the risk and replaced the lot, but we never did find out what was wrong.

    I might ask my client if they ever found out what was wrong and get back to you.

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    I never heard a Yak scream, but I did hear my UPS scream. It happens when the power rating on the input side is lower than the power it is outputting. When this happened to me, the lights around the building were okay, but the computer that was not connected to this UPS got reset. Note that the computer that was running with the UPS was running fine without interruption.

    You can reduce the chance of this happening by removing the devices that are feeding off the UPS till the power consumption is within the limits marked on the UPS. (Not an easy thing to do if you are like me stuck with hardware that does not mention power rating.) I just took my monitor off the UPS to fix this problem after it happened about 5 times.
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    Defective

    Every now then you can get a UPS with a defective battery. If is still under warranty, take it back and get another one.

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    Or if its out of warranty and you live in australia then come see me

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    Hahahahahahahahahaha

    W-Birdman, You are sickkkkkkkkkkk! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigt56
    W-Birdman, You are sickkkkkkkkkkk! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
    Wasn't that funny was it? Or am I missing out on something here...

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    I didnt think it was that funny either. I was implying that if you need to purchase a UPS then come see me cos I sell them

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigt56
    W-Birdman, You are sickkkkkkkkkkk! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
    LMAOROFLCOPTERLOLERSK8TSWTFPWNASAURUS!!!!

    ....yeah i dont get it either craig. Are you lauging cause your k key got stuck? That would be pretty funny i guess....

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    Hmmmmm

    I thought W-Birdman was saying if your UPS isn't working come by and see him. Then I clicked the "click me" link and saw the gaming site. It just about killed me because it was like he was saying F%$k the UPS if it won't work, Let's go gaming!

    How about this one:

    What's the last thing to go through a bugs head when it crashes on to your windshield as you speed down the highway????

    His A$$...

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    That was not the intention of the post. the "click me" link is my signature and not contect of the post.

    But its not a bad idea though. GO GAMING

    wabirdman

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    I just got an APC Back-UPS RS 1500 (BR1500) with extra battery. It detects "blackouts" all the time, though there's never been an outage here. The PC seems okay, but every so often, during one of it's random blackouts, my LCD monitor goes off and will never power on again, even after powering the entire UPS unit down. It takes a bit of outlet switching to get the monitor to function again, it's never had problems with surge-only outlets outside the unit. Both the UPS and monitor are new. Are LCD monitors incompatible with UPS's or is this irregular?

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    It shouldn't be unless the UPS is fairly weak, which I doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tails
    Are LCD monitors incompatible with UPS's or is this irregular?
    Yeah that is weird, it could be the monitor too, something in the power supply doesn't like the UPS, this is assuming the UPS works fine.

    My UPS will some times kick on when nothing has lost power, it is just that the UPS is a lot more sensitive to power fluctuations and will kick over at the first sign of trouble. Most UPSes let you adjust the sensitivity if happens too often.

    You should ask if it was like a solid noise or like a beep beep beep kind of noise, that might give you a better clue as to what happened because you could look up to see what noises the UPS makes under what conditions.
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