American Power Conversion 3U Rack Mount User Manual
3U Rack Mount
External Battery Pack
American Power Conversion Corporation (APC) is the leading national and international manufacturer of
The APC 3U Rack Mount Battery Pack connects to an APC Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) and provides extended protection from electrical blackouts, brownouts, sags, and surges.
Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the warranty.
n Be careful. Do not lift heavy loads without assistance.
<18 kg (<40 lb)
>55 kg (>120 lb)
nThis equipment is intended for installation in a
As a general policy, APC does not recommend the use of any of its products in life support applications where failure or malfunctions of the APC product can be reasonably expected to cause failure of the life support device or to significantly affect its safety or effectiveness. APC does not recommend the use of any of its products in direct patient care. APC will not knowingly sell its products for use in such applications unless it receives in writing assurances satisfactory to APC that (a) the risks of injury or damage have been minimized, (b) the customer assumes all such risks, and (c) the liability of APC is adequately protected under the circumstances.
Examples of devices considered to be life support devices are neonatal oxygen and analyzers, nerve stimulators (whether used for anesthesia, pain relief, or other purposes), autotransfusion devices, blood pumps, defibrillators, arrhythmia detectors and alarms, pacemakers, hemodialysis systems, peritoneal dialysis systems, neonatal ventilator incubators, ventilators for both adults and infants, anesthesia ventilators, infusion pumps, and any other device designated as “critical” by the U.S.F.D.A.
Hospital grade wiring devices and leakage current may be ordered as options on many APC UPS systems, APC does not claim that units with this modification are certified or listed as Hospital Grade by APC or any other organization. Therefore these units do not meet the requirements for use in direct patient care.
This equipment contains potentially hazardous voltages that may cause personal injury if handled incorrectly.
This equipment must be installed and serviced only by qualified electrical service personnel.
nThis equipment contains potentially hazardous voltages. Do not attempt to disassemble the unit. The unit contains no user serviceable parts. Repairs are to be performed only by factory trained service personnel.
nDo not dispose of batteries in a fire. The batteries may explode.
nDo not open or mutilate batteries. They contain an electrolyte that is toxic and harmful to the skin and eyes.
nDo not connect the terminals of a battery or battery pack with a wire or other electrically conductive objects.
nTo avoid personal injury due to energy hazard, remove wristwatches and jewelry such as rings when replacing the batteries. Use tools with insulated handles.
nReplace batteries with the same number and type of batteries as originally installed in the equipment.
See your dealer or visit the APC web site, www.apc.com/support, for information on replacement battery kits and battery recycling.
Be sure to return the spent battery to APC for recycling. Ship it to APC in the replacement battery packing material.
2: INSTALLING THEBATTERYPACK
The APC 3U Rack Mount Battery Pack provides extended protection to safeguard your computer and other valuable electronic equipment. The external battery pack also provides extra protection while replacing the batteries in the UPS.
MAXIMUMNUMBER OFBATTERYPACKSSUPPORTED BY THEUPS
The following table indicates the maximum number of battery packs supported by the UPS. In addition, battery pack connectors are
1.Inspect the battery pack upon receipt. APC designed robust packaging for your product. However, accidents and damage may occur during shipment. Notify the carrier and dealer if there is damage.
The packaging is recyclable; save it for reuse or dispose of it properly.
2.Check the package contents. The shipping package contains the battery pack, its front bezel (packaged separately), mounting rails, mounting cleats, hardware packet (necessary for rack mounting), and a literature kit containing product documentation.
The battery pack is shipped with the front bezel removed (packaged separately within the main box). You will install the plastic bezel (described later) during the installation procedure.
Place the rack and the battery pack where they will be used. The battery pack is heavy. Select a location sturdy enough to handle the weight.
Consider that you must install the battery pack in a protected area that is free of excessive dust and has adequate airflow. Ensure the air vents on the front and rear of the battery pack are not blocked. Allow at least one inch of space on both sides.
Do not operate the UPS where the temperature and humidity are outside the specified limits. Refer to Specifications at the APC web site.
REVIEWINGCONNECTORS ON THEBATTERYPACK
Use the battery pack connector Œ to
Attach the connection cable plug • into a battery pack connector on either the UPS or another battery pack. The connector is
Connector The connector plug is shipped installed in the battery pack connector. A similarPlug plug is shipped installed in the UPS. The plug should only be removed when con-
necting battery packs.
To install one or multiple battery packs, follow these basic steps. Details of each step follow this list.
1.Install the mounting rails in the rack.
2.Remove the battery trays from the battery pack.
3.Mount the battery pack in the rack. Install the battery pack at or near the bottom of the rack.
Position it below the UPS.
4.Reinstall the battery trays and attach the front bezel.
5.Connect the battery pack to the
INSTALLING THEMOUNTINGRAILS IN THERACK
Install the mounting rails in the rack. Directions are included with the rail kit. The battery pack comes with standard
REMOVING THEBATTERYTRAYSFROM THEBATTERYPACK
The battery pack is heavy. To lighten it, remove the battery trays before mounting the unit in the rack.
The battery trays are accessible from the front of the battery pack (shown at left). This procedure requires a Phillips screwdriver.
Notice that the two battery tray compartments Œ
are visible. This procedure describes how to re-
move one battery tray.
Locate the white cord attached to the battery tray
connector plug •. Grasp the cord and pull firmly
toward you until the connector plug is discon-
DO NOT pull the battery cables.
Use a screwdriver to remove the two battery pack
mount screws located at the top corners of the
face plate Ž.
Set the screws aside in a safe place. You will re-
place them later.
Locate the battery tray handle •.
Be careful during this
Pull the battery tray handle toward you to slide
the tray out of the battery pack.
DO NOT pull on battery cables or white cord.
Repeat Steps 2 through 5 to remove the other the
MOUNTING THEBATTERYPACK IN THERACK
Supporting the battery pack on both sides, care-
fully align the unit with the rails. Use the handles
Œ on the side of the battery pack to support the
Each side of the battery pack has a cleat • that
must slide into the groove on the rails. Insert each
cleat into its groove and slide the battery pack
Use the four ornamental screws supplied with the
battery pack to attach the mounting brackets to the rack post. Insert the screws into the top and bottom holes in the
REINSTALLING THEBATTERYTRAYS ANDATTACHING THEFRONTBEZEL
Supporting the battery tray on the bottom, align
it with the battery pack opening and slide the
tray into the compartment.
Replace the two screws to secure the battery
pack face plate.
Locate the battery cables Œ and the UPS bat-
tery connector jacks • to the right of each bat-
To connect the battery connector plug to the
battery jack, push the plug into the jack so the
metal pieces inside each part are touching.
Press firmly to ensure a tight connection. You
will hear a “snap” when the connector is seated
Push the battery cables and white cord as close
to the battery tray as possible.
The battery pack is shipped with the front bezel
removed (it is packaged separately within the
Unpack the bezel and hold it with the cutout section on the right. Align the tabs on the side of the bezel with the slots on the front of the battery pack and gently snap it into place.
CONNECTING ABATTERYPACK TO THE
Battery pack connectors are
Allow the battery pack to charge for 24 hours. Do not expect full run time during this initial charge period.
1. Remove the rear connector plug from the
Both the UPS and the external battery pack are shipped with rear connector plugs installed.
2.Facing the rear of the battery pack, locate the battery pack connector •.
3. Insert the battery pack connector into the rear
connector Ž on the back of the UPS.
4. Be sure the rear connector plug • remains con-
• nected on the battery pack. Removal of this plug will cause the battery to be disconnected.
If multiple battery packs are used, refer to the procedure below, Connecting a Battery Pack to Another Battery Pack.
The example at left shows one battery pack properly connected to the UPS. Note that the rear connector plug in the Battery Pack is not removed.
CONNECTING ABATTERYPACK TOANOTHERBATTERYPACK
You can connect a maximum of 10 battery packs to the UPS.
1.When more than one battery pack is used, remove the rear connector plug Œ from the battery pack connected to the UPS.
2.Insert the battery pack connector into the rear connector • on the back of the other battery pack.
When multiple battery packs are used, be sure the rear connector plug remains connected to the last battery pack in the stack only, otherwise the battery will not be connected.
The example at left shows two external battery packs properly connected to the UPS.