Together, with these 2 items, I’m able to charge my Hidizs DH1000 3.8v battery and use the 3.7v as a spare while that charge happens. The problem with my Hidizs DH1000 is that it charges extremely slow, at a painful slow speed of between 60 to 80mA, which is very slow for its 2000mAh battery. With the SparkFun basic LiPo charger, I can charge it at up to 500mA, reducing the amount of hours needed to use my currently favorite DAC/Amp.
Today, I’ll show you images of the APC Back-UPS PRO 1500 Uninterruptible Power Supply.
I got this backup battery for 2 main reasons:
To protect my equipments
To maintain them running if a power blackout occurs.
I got it on Amazon and it is currently handling 600-700W of power with no issues at all and gives me an estimate 5 to 8 minutes of runtime. Please keep in mind this number can be increased as this UPS supports a supplemental battery which extends the runtime. I’ll be looking at that soon, just to be safe, even if I haven’t experienced prolonged blackouts.
This UPS can handle up to 865 Watts.
Let’s start with the unboxing!
Opening the box
When we open the box, we find a protective foam:
Taking it off, we find the UPS Uninterruptible Power Supply:
Taking it off, we find another foam and the bag with the manuals:
Inside the bag:
Outside the bag:
Installing the battery
The battery comes pre-installed, but it’s not actually connected. We need to first remove the bottom cover in order to rotate the battery:
Now, we carefully pull the battery:
A closer look to this side of the battery:
After rotating the battery:
Now, we insert it into the UPS:
Testing the UPS:
Without anything connected to it, it says it will last 262 minutes:
The cables and manuals:
Here’s the bag with the manuals and cables:
The back of the bag:
And here’s the contents after opening the bag:
The Safety Information Guide:
The installation and operation guide:
The warranty information:
The PowerChute Personal Edition Installation CD:
The USB cable inside the bag:
The USB Cable outside the bag:
The Coaxial cable:
Now, let’s connect it!
First, we remove the side label that blocks some of the outlets:
I hope all of you enjoyed this unboxing and photography session!
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