Originally Posted by rudedog
All devices with large batteries have to have their batteries disconnected before packaging them.
The battery on the Cyberpower is heavy, but it's not "large" as the unit itself is no thicker than a phonebook and only slightly longer. The battery was also hooked up because the LCD display shows the battery's charge level. The instructions also don't call for hooking up the battery before charging.
It also must charge with the display off because when I first plugged it in and turned it on, the battery showed 4/5 bars. When I turned it on a minute ago, it showed 5/5.