UPS Problem

By Ritwik7
Jul 31, 2009
  1. Hi everyone!

    I've been noticing a strange behaviour from my UPS when playing Call Of Duty 4. Sometimes, during playing, the UPS just starts beeping frantically. As soon as I quit to the menu, the beeping stops. This has also occurred when playing NFS Most Wanted a couple of times. However, it's most noticeable while playing COD 4.

    Is it some problem with UPS. It's rated at 360W (max).

  2. strategic

    strategic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,020

    What type of UPS system do you have, and hold old is it? Is it wired to your computer with the serial cable? When this happened to me, I had to change the battery in my UPS unit, but I don'y use the serial cable or the software that came with it. :)
  3. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,672   +9

    My model:

    The UPS is over 4 years old.

    I live in India so all appliances operate at 220V.

    Edit: Here's what was given.


    Alarm Battery Backup - Slow beeping sound (about 0.47 Hz)
    Alarm Battery Low - Rapid beeping sound (about 1.82Hz)
    Alarm Overload - Continue beeping sound

    Can't exactly figure out the difference between the last 2.
  4. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,433   +143

    Battery low creates a fast beeping sound...overload creates a continuous beeping sound...?
    A fast beeping sound is a beeping sound that occurs rapidly, I don't know how else to explain it.
    A continuous beeping sound is a sound in the tone of a beep that does not stop...I hope that's plain enough.
  5. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,672   +9

    Thanks for that. Then I guess its Alarm Overload. Do I need to change my UPS then?
  6. strategic

    strategic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,020

    You should be able to change the battery inside it...
    If not, you'll need to replace it.
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