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Old 06-11-2016, 12:46 PM   #31
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Re: UPS died!

I never use extension cables as I figure the shorter the better. The data cable supplied with the APC seems a bit more robust and expensive.

APC USB cable ( AP9827 )
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I never use extension cables as I figure the shorter the better. The data cable supplied with the APC seems a bit more robust and expensive.

APC USB cable ( AP9827 )
Yeah me either but I'm stuck, hopeful 1.5 foot one will reach, I read a couple of reviews at Amazon on the ups and there where a lot of questions about using a usb extension cable and a few guys said that it will work....
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Re: UPS died!

Why can you not use just the supplied cable?
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Why can you not use just the supplied cable?
It won't be long enough to reach the back of my rig from where the ups sits on the floor? I'm going to use it with a extension on the usb end..
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Re: UPS died!

Is it impossible to move the UPS closer?
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Is it impossible to move the UPS closer?
Not without tearing everything apart. My mouse, keyboard, power cable to the PS are all about 7 to 9 feet from my computer so I have extensions on all of them, my power cord to the PS is a 9 footer I bought special...
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Re: UPS died!

So it is possible.
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So it is possible.
Or not use the cable....lol
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Re: UPS died!

You know $31 for a 6 foot one of a kind cat 5 to usb cable is something Apple likes to do....lol...not good in my book
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Re: UPS died!

Often wondered why APC's cable is configured like that?
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Often wondered why APC's cable is configured like that?
That same question was asked a lot on some of the reviews I read...OH well hopefully just adding a little bit more cable it will still work.
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Re: UPS died!

Just got it and its a beast....off to walk the dog then I'll install it....
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Re: UPS died!

Congrats.

I do not see why a USB extension will not work. I would try it.

If you have any app questions, let me know.
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Congrats.

I do not see why a USB extension will not work. I would try it.

If you have any app questions, let me know.
Thanks Jim...I will for sure...one question now, do you use the power saving option where it turns off power to your computer in the master spot?
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Re: UPS died!

Absolutely Not as I do not trust it. Just make sure the PC is connected to the Master Outlet. On mine it's 8.

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Thanks Jim...I will for sure...one question now, do you use the power saving option where it turns off power to your computer in the master spot?
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