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  • Brand: Philips
  • Product: Uninterruptible power supply (UPS)
  • Model/name: SPB4230WA
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Table of Contents

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Register your product and get support at
EN User Guide 3
Uninterruptible Power System (UPS)
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1 Important 4
2 Your UPS 4
2.1 What’s in the box 5
2.2 What you’ll also need 5
2.2 UPS overview 6
3 Getting started 7
3.1 Connect your UPS 7
3.2 Connect your UPS to a 8
3.3 Connect your UPS to a 8
TV/VCR/DVDR/cable box
3.4 Check the power requirement 9
of your equipment
4 Using your UPS 9
5. Using more of your UPS 11
6. Storage 12
7. Warranty and service 13
8. Technical data 16
9. Frequently asked questions 17
Table of contents
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1 Important
Take time to read this manual before you
use your UPS. It contains important infor-
mation and notes regarding operating and
maintaining your UPS and batteries.
© 2007 Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part is
prohibited without the written consent of the copyright
owner.Trademarks are the property of Koninklijke Philips
Electronics N.V. or their respective owners.
•This product is intended for use in a controlled
• Keep away from sunlight to prevent heat build-up.
• Do not disassemble or repair.
• Product contains sealed lead-acid battery. Battery must
be recycled.
•Risk of electrical shock. Not for use outdoors or in
other wet or damp areas, with aquariums, in hazardous
environments requiring failsafe performance (such as
nuclear facilities or aircraft), or for medical or life sup-
port equipment. This device must be properly connected
to a grounded three prong receptacle, and must not be
“daisy-chained” together in serial fashion with other
power strips, uninterruptible power supplies, grounding
adapters, other surge products or extension cords.
•Do not dispose of batteries in a fire.The battery may
•A battery can present a risk of of electrical shock and a
high short circuit current. Observe the following precau-
tions when working on batteries :
•Remove watches, rings or other metal objects
•Use tools with insulated handles
•Wear rubber gloves and boots
•Do not lay tools or metal parts on tops of batteries
•Disconnect the charging source prior to connecting or
disconnecting battery terminals
•Do not open or mutilate the battery. Exposed or dam-
aged batteries can release electrolytes which are harmful
to the skin and eyes and may be toxic.
Service of batteries should be performed or supervised
by personnel knowledgeable of batteries and the
required precautions. Keep unauthorized individuals away
from batteries.
When replacing batteries, replace with the same type as
the original.
Please save or recycle the packaging materials
The UPS’s packaging materials are designed to protect
the UPS during transport.These materials can be used to
repack the UPS if it needs to be serviced. Damage during
transit is not covered under the warranty. If you choose
to discard the packaging materials, take them to your
local recycling center.
2 Your UPS
Congratulations on your purchase and
welcome to Philips !
To fully benefit from the support that
Philips offers, register your UPS at
This UPS (Uninterrupted Power System)
has been designed to supply power to
connected equipment in the event of an
electrical blackout. It is also equipped with
built-in surge protection to guard connect-
ed equipment against electrical damage.
When your wall outlet is supplying normal
AC power flow, the UPS provides surge
protection and draws energy to charge its
internal battery.When the AC power flow
becomes abnormal, as in the instance of a
blackout, the UPS will supply power to the
connected equipment immediately, via its
internal battery. Philips offers an entire line
of UPS products to safeguard your home
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electronics and computer system.
Product highlights
Your UPS is equipped with the following
features and functions.
Intelligent microprocessor control
Your UPS is a microprocessor-controlled unit.This
means that it operates with the newest technology for
high performance and powerful functionality. It is an
“intelligent” protector that provides pure, reliable AC
power to critical loads — guarding against electri-
cal power blackouts, current fluctuations, surges and
interference.The UPS will also save power, automatically
turning off under back-up mode when none of the con-
nected equipment is operating. Utilizing microprocessor
control maximizes your UPS’s system flexibility and
ensures reliability.
Advanced battery management
Visual and audible signals alert you about UPS and
battery status.The self-test function allows the UPS to
detect a weak battery before it is put into service.Your
UPS will perform a self-test upon start-up.
Automatic voltage regulation
Allows the UPS to adapt to a wide power range and
maintain a steady output of pure and reliable power to
sensitive, connected equipment.
Automatic frequency sensing
Allows the UPS to automatically match frequency with
the incoming utility power.
High level battery charger
Fully charges the internal battery and acts to prolong
its life.
Overload protection
Guards against connecting components whose power
requirements exceed that of the UPS. Functions in both
in-line and battery modes.
Extended back-up time
Prolongs the time your equipment has electricity during
power blackouts.
Solid State phone/fax/modem protection
Provides maximum protection against surges present on
standard two-wire “dial-up” phone service.
Splitter phone line protection
Splits incoming phone line into two outputs, supporting
and protecting phone and modem.
Coaxial cable protection
Provides maximum protection against surges present on
standard coax/broadband lines.
Rotating LCD message panel display
Displays time,AVR operation indicator, battery charge
level (in AC mode), battery run time (in back-up mode),
input voltage and battery load level. May be positioned
horizontally or vertically.
2.1 What’s in the box
• 6 ft RG6 coaxial cable
• 6 ft phone cord
• 6 ft RJ45 cable
• 8 ft power cord with offset, right angle plug
• (2) Adjustable rack mount brackets
• Owner’s manual
• Advanced power monitoring software with auto
2.2 What you’ll also need
• A 3-wire grounded AC outlet to supply power to the
• A pointed tipped implement, such as a pen
• All equipment being connected to the UPS
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2.3 UPS overview
Front panel
Power switch:Turns power to the UPS
on or off. May be used as the master
ON/OFF switch for all equipment
connected to the battery back-up out-
lets by leaving the power buttons for
the connected equipment ON.Also
indicates the status of the UPS:
• a steady light indicates the UPS is in-
line mode and using AC current
• a flashing light indicates the UPS is in
battery back-up mode
Time set control (minutes): Use this
button to set the time in minutes.
Liquid crystal display (LCD) message
panel: Displays UPS status information
and time.
Surge protection LED indicator:A
steady light signals surge protection
is normal.
Ground LED indicator:A steady light
signals grounding is normal.
EMI/RFI LED indicator:A steady light
signals noise filtration is functioning
Time set control (hours): Use this but-
ton to set the time in hours.
LCD message panel display
Digital clock: Displays present time.
AVR (AutomaticVoltage Regulation)
indicator: Illuminated “AVR Activate”
signals the AVR is actively functioning.
Battery charge level: Signals the bat-
tery charging level in AC mode.
Battery run time: Signals battery status
in back-up mode.
Input voltage: Measures the input
Battery load level: Signals the total
output load of the UPS.
Back panel
Network line protection
Telephone line protection with splitter
(1 in/2 out)
USB port for software/computer
Surge protected outlets, stage
1 (up to 40dB)
Surge protection outlets, stage
2 (up to 58dB)
UPS battery back-up outlets, stage 3
(up to 65dB)
Circuit breaker
Power cord input
Four sets of coaxial line protection-
with gold connectors
1 2 3 4 6
1 6
2 3
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3 Getting Started
This section helps you with the first time
installation of your UPS.
3.1 Connect your UPS
Carefully read the safety precautions in
Section 1. Important, before you connect
your UPS.
Before connecting your UPS to a power
outlet, make sure the electrical power
voltage matches with the UPS. For ex-
ample, if the UPS voltage is 120V, the
incoming electrical power should be 120V
as well.
Do not use any extension cords, adapters,
other grounding wires or electrical con-
nections with your UPS. Doing so will void
all Philips warranties.
To connect your UPS:
Release the power cord from its twist
Plug the end into a 3-wire grounded
AC outlet.
Make certain that the 3-wire grounded
AC outlet that you are plugging the UPS
into does not also service any appliances
requiring heavy electricity, such as a refrig-
erator, air conditioner, copier, etc.
It is possible that your UPS battery may
have become depleted during shipping or
storage.To ensure the best performance
from your UPS, allow the battery to re-
charge at least six hours before first using
your UPS.To charge the battery, simply
plug the UPS into a properly grounded AC
outlet and turn on.Turn off before con-
necting components
Plug your primary equipment’s (e.g.
computer, monitor, any critical data
storage device) power cords directly
into the battery back-up outlets of
your UPS.
Plug your peripherals (e.g. printer,
fax, video and audio devices) into the
surge protected outlets of the UPS.
Do not plug a laser printer or plotter
into your UPS. Its power demands are
much higher than typical peripherals and
may overload the UPS, causing the circuit
breaker to trip.
3.2 Connect your UPS to a phone/
Your UPS offers Solid State phone/fax/
modem protection.This requires you to
connect your phone/fax/modem to the
protected jacks on your UPS instead of
connecting directly to the wall jack.
This telephone line protection is designed
to provide maximum protection from
surges present on two-line or “dial-up”
telephone service. Other communications
networks which happen to use modular
jacks may not benefit from this protection.
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The telephone line protection of this UPS
could be rendered inoperable if improperly
If you fail to connect the phone/fax/modem
protection, your connected equipment will
not be covered by the Philips Connected
Equipment Warranty. Most modem damage
can be prevented if you take the time to
connect the phone/fax/modem protection.
Your UPS offers “splitter” phone line protec-
tion.This works by splitting a single incoming
phone line into two outputs, allowing both
a phone and a modem or fax machine to be
connected.Although it does not allow both
devices to be used at the same time, both
devices are protected.
To connect telephone line protection:
Connect your phone/fax/modem line
from your wall jack to the “input” jack
on your UPS.
Connect a phone cord into the first
phone output jack on the rear of the
Connect the other end of the phone
cord to the phone/fax/modem jack of
the device you want to protect.
Connect a second phone cord into the
second phone output jack on the rear
of the UPS.
Connect the other end of the phone
cord to the phone/fax/modem jack of
the device you want to protect.
To claim damage under the Philips Con-
nected Equipment Warranty as a result
of telephone service line transients, your
equipment must be properly connected to
a Philips UPS which offers telephone line
protection, and your telephone service
equipment must include a properly in-
stalled and operating “primary protection”
device at the service entrance. (Such de-
vices are normally added during telephone
line installation.)
3.2 Connect your UPS to aTV/VCR/
DVDR/cable box
Your UPS offers coaxial cable protection.
This requires you to connect your TV/
VCR/DVDR/cable box to the protected
jacks on your UPS instead of connecting
directly to the wall jack.
This coaxial cable protection is designed
to provide maximum protection from
surges present on standard coax/broad-
band lines. Other communication
networks, such as antennas and satel-
lite dishes, which happen to use coaxial
connections, may not benefit from this
The coaxial cable protection of this
product could be rendered inoperable if
improperly connected.
If you fail to connect the coaxial cable
protection, your connected equipment will
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not be covered by the Philips Connected
Equipment Warranty. Most TV/VCR/DVDR/
cable box damage can be prevented if you
take the time to connect the coaxial cable
To connect coaxial cable protection:
Connect the incoming cable/broadband
line to the first gold-plated coaxial con-
nector input on your UPS.
Connect a coaxial cable into the gold-
plated coaxial connector output on your
Connect the other end of the coaxial
cable to the coaxial connector input of
the device you want to protect.
Repeat this process to connect three
additional video devices.
To claim damage under the Philips Connect-
ed Equipment Warranty as a result of coaxial
line transients, your equipment must be
properly connected to a Philips UPS which
offers coaxial line protection.
3.3 Check the power requirement of
your equipment
Before turning on your UPS, you must first
confirm that that the total power of your
equipment does not exceed 1440VA, the
total rating capacity of the unit.
To determine the total power of your equip-
Check the rear panel of each device for
a power rating.This number is followed
by either W orVA and usually located
near the power cord.
Total the power requirements.
If the power requirement of your equip-
ment is listed other thanVA, convert the
requirement intoVA by doing the follow-
ing calculations:
For 120V systems:Watt (W) x 2 = ___VA
or Amps (A) x 120V = ___VA
You must also confirm that the equip-
ment plugged into the battery back-up
outlets does not require total power
exceeding 1000VA, 500Watts, the capacity
of the UPS. If the power requirement of
the connected equipment exceeds the
capacity for the UPS, overload may occur,
causing the circuit breaker to trip.When
an overload occurs, the UPS will emit a
continuous alarm to warn you of this situ-
ation.The UPS will then automatically turn
off to protect itself and the connected
equipment.You must then remove a device
to correct the problem before returning
power to the UPS.
4 Using your UPS
Learn how to operate your UPS for
everyday use.
UPS surge protection components are not
designed to protect against sustained low
voltage situations. Sustained low voltage
situations can cause damage to some con-
nected equipment.
When you first turn the power on your
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UPS, it will immediately begin a self test to
determine if an overload situation exists.
If it detects an overload, an audible alarm
will sound.You will hear a long beep before
the system automatically shuts down. If
this occurs:
Unplug at least one piece of equip-
ment from the battery back-up outlets.
Turn off the power to the UPS.
Wait 5 seconds.
Make sure the circuit breaker is set.
Turn the UPS back on.
Your UPS is equipped with a self protec-
tion feature that prevents accidental
damage if the UPS is turned on and off
repeatedly. Once you turn your UPS off,
you must wait 5 seconds before turning it
on again.
Philips recommends you perform a simula-
tion test when using your UPS for the first
time or when connecting an additional
piece of equipment.
To conduct a simulation test:
Turn on the UPS.
Wait for the power indicator to
Unplug the UPS power cord from the
wall.This simulates a power failure.
When an electrical power failure occurs,
the battery power outlets of your UPS will
supply power to the connected equipment
from its battery.An alarm will beep once
every two seconds.
4. Confirm all equipment connected to
the battery power outlets of your UPS is
operating under the limited rating power.
5. Restore power to UPS by plug the
power cord back into the wall outlet.
Repeat this simulation test a few times to
confirm your UPS is working properly and
determine the expected runtime.
If a power failure occurs immediately
after you turn on the UPS, but before its
initial self-test sequence, your UPS will
automatically shut down. It will not restart
until electrical power is restored.This al-
lows your UPS to check the quality of the
power that is delivered to your connected
To maintain a full battery charge, leave
your UPS plugged in and turned on at all
The surge protection of your UPS has a
limited life. Even under normal circum-
stances, and in the absence of defects,
this surge protection will end when the
components providing protection exceed
capacity and cease to provide protection
from power surges and spikes.
These surge protection components
feature an internal protection that will
disconnect them at the end of their useful
life, but will still maintain power to your
connected equipment (load).When this
occurs, you will have to replace your UPS
to restore protection to your connected
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Your UPS is equipped with an LED
indicator display to keep you alert to its
effectiveness.This surge protection indica-
tor light is illuminated when the surge
protection components are functioning
properly. If this light is off, it indicates that
the surge protection components have
reached capacity and are no longer able to
protect your connected equipment against
Your UPS also offers a “ground” indica-
tor light to confirm that the wall outlet is
wired properly.
5 Using more of
your UPS
Learn about more features of your UPS.
Auto restart
Your UPS is equipped with an auto shut
down feature which activates when the
battery level becomes too low to sustain
power to your connected equipment and
electricity is not present.
For example, if you are away from home
during a power outage, your UPS will im-
mediately provide power to your connect-
ed equipment through its internal battery.
If the power outage exceeds the runtime
of the UPS, the UPS will automatically
switch into Suspend Mode, ceasing power
to your connected equipment. It will retain
the little power it has remaining to ensure
that, when the power does return, it is
safe to channel to your equipment. Once
the power returns, the UPS will automati-
cally reset itself to normal operation and
recharge its internal battery.
Back-up alarm
In the event of a power failure, your UPS
will sound an alarm, alerting you that it is
going into back-up mode. It will sustain
this alarm, beeping slowly every two
To mute the alarm:
1.Press the power button for one second
and release.
Do not hold the power button down for
more than 1 second when muting the alarm.
Holding the power button down 3 seconds
or longer will turn the UPS completely off,
halting battery power to your connected
Low battery alarm
When your UPS has been in back-up
mode for an extended time and its internal
battery has been depleted down to 20%
or 30% of its power, it will sound an alarm,
beeping rapidly every half second.This alarm
will continue until the UPS shuts down
completely from battery exhaustion or it
automatically returns to normal (LINE)
Rotating LCD display
Your UPS may be positioned either hori-
zontally or vertically. If you choose to use it
in a vertical position, you will have to adjust
the LCD panel from a horizontal to vertical
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To adjust the LCD panel:
Insert a flat-headed screwdriver into
the sides of the LCD panel.
Gently apply pressure to pop the LCD
panel out of the UPS housing.
Rotate the LCD panel 180°.
Snap the LDC panel back into the UPS
Digital clock
Your UPS features a digital clock as part of
the LCD panel.
To set the time:
Use the sharp end of a pen to firmly
depress the hours button.
Hold the button down until the cor-
rect hour appears.
Release the button.The hour will be
Repeat this procedure to set the
minutes, using the minutes button.
6 Storage
Follow the steps below to store your UPS.
To store your UPS:
Make sure the battery of the UPS is
fully charged.
Turn off the power to the UPS.
Unplug the UPS from the wall outlet.
Disconnect all equipment to the UPS.
Cover the UPS completely.
During periods of extended storage,
recharge the UPS battery every three
months to ensure battery life.
7 Warranty and Service
Limited Lifetime Warranty
Philips warrants that this product shall be
free from defects in material, workman-
ship, and assembly under normal use, in
accordance with the specifications and
warnings, for the life of this product.A
surge protector protects your equipment
by absorbing and dissipating dangerous
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excess voltage and preventing most of it
from reaching your sensitive equipment.
Because all surge protectors have a limited
capacity to absorb, the life of this product
will end when that capacity is reached.
This warranty extends only to the original
purchaser of the product, and is not
transferable.To exercise your rights under
the warranty, you must provide proof of
purchase in the form of an original sales
receipt that shows the product name
and the date of purchase. For customer
support, or to obtain warranty service,
please call 919-573-7863. EXCEPT FOR
Philips’ liability hereunder is limited to
repair or, at its option, replacement of the
product. Incidental, special and consequen-
tial damages are disclaimed where permit-
ted by law.This warranty gives you specific
legal rights.You may also have other rights
that vary from state to state.
Not intended for mounting on a desk
surface or on a similar furnishing surface.
ING (All Products)
WARNING:This product contains
chemicals known to the State of California
to cause cancer, birth defects, and/or
reproductive harm.
If any equipment is damaged by impulses
from lightning or other power transients,
or by momentary (less than 1 ms) voltage
surges or spikes (an “Occurrence”) while
properly connected through this Philips
surge protector to a properly wired AC
power line with protective ground (and
if applicable, properly wired telephone,
data or coaxial cable line), subject to the
conditions and limitations of this warranty,
Philips will, at its option, either (a) pay for
the repair the equipment, or (b) pay an
amount equal to the current fair market
value of damaged equipment or the
original purchase price of the equipment,
whichever is less, up to the maximum
amount stated on the product package.
The fair market value of the equipment
shall be the current value of the equip-
ment specified in the most recent edition
of Orion Blue Book (by Orion Research
Corporation, Roger Rohrs Publisher) or
a valuation as determined by Philips in its
reasonable discretion.
The period covered by this warranty is
the lifetime of the surge protector, which
means until the surge protector has
exceeded its capacity to protect against
surges and spikes. The “Protection Work-
ing” indicator will no longer be lit when
this capacity is exceeded. Additionally, the
capacity of the surge protector will be
exceeded after an Occurrence.
Conditions and Limitations:
This warranty is for the sole benefit of
the original purchaser of the Philips surge
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protector. In order to exercise its rights
under this warranty, the claimant must
produce the original dated proof of pur-
chase or reasonably equivalent documen-
tation. Under no circumstances shall this
warranty benefit a third party, including
an insurance company claiming through a
right of subrogation or otherwise.
If the applicable Philips product is an AC
surge protector only that does not have
telephone or coaxial cable protection, this
warranty does not apply if the power dis-
turbance damages your equipment through
the telephone or coaxial cable lines.
You are only covered if the disturbance
entered through the AC line. In order to
be covered for power transients that enter
through the telephone or coaxial cable
line, the connected equipment must be
properly connected to a Philips product
that includes telephone and/or coaxial
cable line protection. If the applicable
Philips product does have telephone or
coaxial cable line protection, in order to
claim damage as a result of telephone or
coaxial cable service line transients, the
equipment must be properly connected
to the surge protector (see Handbook
for installation instructions), and your
telephone service equipment must include
a properly installed and operating “primary
protection” device at the service entrance.
(Such devices are normally installed during
line installation).
Philips reserves the right to investigate the
surge protector, the damaged connected
equipment and the site where the damage
occurred. If Philips determines that it is
unrealistic to ship the damaged equipment
to its facility, Philips may designate a local
equipment repair facility to inspect and es-
timate the cost to repair such equipment.
Any and all costs of shipping the surge
protector and the damaged equipment to
and from Philips or to and from a Philips
designated facility for inspection or repair
is the responsibility of the claimant. Philips
reserves the right to negotiate the cost of
repairs. Damaged equipment must remain
available for inspection until the claim is
finalized. Whenever claims are settled,
Philips reserves the right to be subrogated
under any existing insurance policies the
claimant may have.
This connected equipment warranty is null
and void if:
the surge protector in use at the time of
the Occurrence is not provided to Philips
for inspection upon Philips’ request.
the surge protector was improperly
installed, altered in any way or tampered
the surge protector was being used in a
manner contrary to the owner’s manual
or other instructions, labels or warnings
accompanying the product.
the damage to the connected equipment
did not result from an Occurrence, or no
Occurrence in fact took place.
repair or replacement of the damaged
connected equipment is covered under
manufacturers’ warranty or any applicable
extended warranties.
the damaged connected equipment was not
plugged directly into the surge protector.
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the surge protector was not connected
directly into a properly grounded power
you have already recovered (or are seeking
recovery) of the value of any damaged
connected equipment from the manufac-
turer or an insurance company.
This warranty does not cover damage
due to:
an act of God (other than lightning) such
as flood, erosion or earthquake.
an accident.
improper use of the product, such as for
an aquarium or other situation involving
exposure to moisture.
war, vandalism, theft, normal-use wear and
tear, erosion, depletion, obsolescence or
low voltage disturbances (i.e. brownouts,
sags or power outages).
non-authorized modification or alteration
of the surge protector.
Warranty Claim Procedure
Claims under this warranty must be made
within 15 days from the date of the Occur-
rence and must be accompanied by proof
that the claimant is the original purchaser
of the surge protector, including a receipt
for the purchase of the surge product.
This warranty is valid for Occurrences in
the USA and Canada only.
To file a claim under this Connected Equip-
mentWarranty, you must do the following:
Call Philips’s Customer Support at (919)
573-7863 within 15 days of the Occur-
rence. Be prepared to provide the follow-
ing information:
The model number of the surge protector.
The equipment (make and model number)
that was connected to the surge protector.
The equipment (make and model number)
that was damaged as a result of the Oc-
currence, and the extent of the damage.
The date of the Occurrence
When and where you purchased your
surge protector.
Your original dated sales receipt.
Your Philips Customer Support Repre-
sentative will provide you with a Return
Authorization Number (RA#) and shipping
Return the product with your original
dated sales receipt and a description of
the problem, freight prepaid, to the ad-
dress provided by the Philips customer
support representative. Products returned
to Philips or to a Philips designated service
center must have an RA# included with
the product to be accepted.
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8Technical data
Input Maximum capacity
100-120V* +/-25% at line input
50 or 60Hz* +/-10% (auto sensing)
Output Capacity
Voltage (on battery) Simulated sine wave
at 100V/115V +/-5%
Frequency (on battery) 50 or 60Hz*
AutoVoltage Regulation AVR automati-
cally increases output voltage
(AVR function)
15% above input voltage if -9% to -25% of
AVR decrease output voltage 13% below
input voltage
If +/-9% to +25% of nominal
Transfer time
2/4 milliseconds, including detection time
Protection and filtering
Spike protection
5100 joules, 2ms
Overload protection UPS automatically
shuts down if overload exceeds 120%
of nominal at 30 seconds and 130% at 3
Unit input
Fuse or circuit breaker for overload and
short circuit protection
Short circuit
UPS output cut off immediately or input
fuse protection
Sealed, maintenance-free lead acid
Recharge time
6 hours typically (to 90% of full capacity)
Automatic self test and discharge
Quantity of batteries 1
DC voltage
12V (DC)
Dimension: Main unit
Net weight
22.7lbs (10.3Kg)
Dimensions WxDxH
16.93” x 12.7” x 3.74”
(mm) (430 x 323 x 95)
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Alarm type
Battery back-up
Slow, beeping sound (approximately
Low battery
Rapid beeping sound (approximately
Continuous beeping sound
Operating environment 3,500 meters
maximum elevation, 9 – 95% humidity,
non-condensing, 0 – 40° C
Noise level
<40dBA (1 meter from surface)
*UL-listed rating
9 Frequently asked
Here you will find the most frequently
asked questions and answers about your
UPS. For further help, visit
com/support or call 919-573-78563 in
North America.
To keep the warranty valid, never try
to repair the system yourself. If you
encounter problems when you use your
UPS, check the following points before
you contact Philips. If the problem remains
unsolved, go to the Philips website www. or contact Philips at
919-575-7863 in North America.When
you contact Philips, make sure that your
UPS is nearby and the model number and
serial number are available.
What should I do if I cannot turn the UPS
on or the LED light will not illuminate?
This may occur if the battery voltage
is less than 10V. Recharge the UPS for
a minimum of six hours. If the problem
persists, it may be PCB (Printed Circuit
Board) failure.You will have to call for
service to replace the PCB.
What should I do if my UPS is always
operating in the battery back-up mode?
First, make sure the power cord is
securely engaged in the AC outlet. If the
power cord is secure, it may be possible
the AC fuse is burnt out. Check the fuse
and replace, if necessary. If the AC fuse is
operational and the problem persists, the
line voltage may be too high, too low or
blacked out. In this case, you must wait for
a return to normal conditions. If none of
these solutions return the UPS to normal
operation, it may be PCB failure.You will
have to call for service to replace the PCB.
What should I do if the UPS back-up time
is too short?
This could occur if the UPS battery is
not fully charged. Recharge the UPS bat-
tery for a minimum of six hours. If, after
recharging the battery, the UPS back-up
time is still too short, it may be due to
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PCB failure.You will have to call for service
to replace the PCB.
What should I do if the alarm sounds
The alarm is alerting you that an overload
situation is occurring. Immediately discon-
nect a device from the UPS. If the alarm
continues, disconnect another device, and
so on until the alarm stops. Check the to-
tal power requirements of your connected
equipment and make sure it does not
exceed the capacity of the UPS (1000V)
before reconnecting.
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