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Old 05-13-09, 02:06 PM   #25
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Not a problem, that's what were here for.
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Old 05-16-09, 02:22 PM   #26
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OK, I got the unit on Friday. I wanted to get the battery fully charged before use (Cyberpower recommends 16 hours). I plugged it in, and nothing happened. I turned it on via the switch, and that seemed to work. It showed AC power flowing through, so I think it was working. I just want to make sure that nothing should have come on when I plugged it in. Am I concerned for nothing?
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Old 05-16-09, 02:52 PM   #27
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All you should have to do is plug in the internal battery and then plug in the unit. I believe it will charge as long as the switch is off.
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Old 05-16-09, 03:00 PM   #28
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All you should have to do is plug in the internal battery and then plug in the unit. I believe it will charge as long as the switch is off.
That's what I thought. The instructions didn't call for hooking up the internal battery. The instructions said that this unit was ready to go and could provide a short amount of battery backup right out of the box. In order to receive optimal battery life, the unit should charge for 16 hours.
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Old 05-16-09, 03:06 PM   #29
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All devices with large batteries have to have their batteries disconnected before packaging them.

This is because of some issues several companies have had with their products catching fire on airplanes while being shipped to customers and retail outlets. (If memory serves me, it was a electric lawn mower on a UPS plane which caught fire)

On our products (APC), there is a large label covering the power button showing you how to plug the battery in before use. We have a simply plug on the back so there is no need to open the unit up to plug the battery in

Make sure the battery is plugged in before charging.
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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.
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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.
Yea, as long as they are plugged into a wall they should be able to charge. Then they'll keep themselves charged so you don't have to worry about it.
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