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Summary of Content for Dell UPS 1920T 1000W Rack Infrastructure User's Guide PDF

Dell Tower UPS 500W, 1000W, and 1920/1500W

User's Guide

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Notes and Warnings

NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your software.

CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or

moderate injury or in property damage incidents.

WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or

injury.

DANGER: A DANGER indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or

serious injury.

DANGER: Observe the following instruction to help prevent an imminently hazardous situation which, if not

avoided, will result in death or serious injury:

This UPS contains LETHAL VOLTAGES. All repairs and service should be performed by AUTHORIZED SERVICE PERSONNEL ONLY. There are NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS inside the UPS.

Information in this document is subject to change without notice. 2009 Dell Inc. All rights reserved.

Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden.

Trademarks used in this text: Dell and the DELL logo are trademarks of Dell Inc.; National Electrical Code and NEC are registered trademarks of National Fire Protection Association, Inc.

Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Dell Inc. disclaims any proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction

Finding Information 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2 Safety Warnings

3 Installation

Inspecting the Equipment 11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Unpacking the System 12. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Identifying the UPS Rear Panels 13. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Identifying the UPS Front Panel 16. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Connecting the UPS Internal Battery 17. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

External Battery Module Installation 19. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Installing the UPS 21. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

UPS Initial Startup 22. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4 Operation

UPS Startup and Shutdown 27. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Starting the UPS 27. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Starting the UPS on Battery 28. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

UPS Shutdown 28. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Control Panel Functions 29. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Changing the Language 30. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Display Functions 30. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Startup Screen 30. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Screen Locked 31. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

UPS Status 31. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Event Log 34. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Measurements 34. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Control Screens 35. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Identification 36. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Settings 36. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Retrieving the Event Log 40. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Behavior on Overload 40. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Configuring Load Segments 41. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Controlling Load Segments Through the Display 41. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Configuring Automatic Start Delay 42. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Configuring Automatic on Battery Shutdown 43. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Configuring Battery Settings 44. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Configuring the UPS for an EBM 44. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Running Automatic Battery Tests 45. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Configuring Automatic Battery Tests 45. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Configuring Automatic Restart 45. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5 Additional UPS Features

RS-232 and USB Communication Ports 46. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Dell Network Management Card (Optional) 48. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Network Transient Protector 49. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Dell UPS Management Software 49. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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6 UPS Maintenance

UPS and Battery Care 50. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Transporting the UPS 51. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Storing the UPS and Batteries 53. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

When to Replace Batteries 53. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Testing Batteries 53. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Updating the UPS Firmware 54. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

7 Specifications

8 Troubleshooting

Accessing Alarms and Conditions 59. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

UPS Status Menu 59. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Event Log Menu 60. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Typical Alarms and Conditions 60. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Silencing the Alarm 63. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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| Introduction

Introduction The Dell Tower uninterruptible power system (UPS) protects your sensitive electronic equipment from basic power problems such as power failures, power sags, power surges, brownouts, and line noise.

Power outages can occur when you least expect them and power quality can be erratic. These power problems have the potential to corrupt critical data, destroy unsaved work sessions, and damage hardware causing hours of lost productivity and expensive repairs.

With the Dell Tower UPS, you can safely eliminate the effects of power disturbances and guard the integrity of your equipment. The UPS's flexibility to handle an array of network devices makes it the perfect choice to protect your LANs, servers, workstations, and other electrical equipment.

Figure 1 shows the Dell Tower UPS.

Figure 1. The Dell Tower UPS

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Providing outstanding performance and reliability, the UPS's unique benefits include:

Buck and Boost voltage regulation that ensures regulated voltage to your load by correcting voltage fluctuations.

Startonbattery capability for powering up the UPS even if utility power is not available.

Maintenance is simplified by allowing the safe replacement of batteries without powering down the UPS.

Extended runtime with an optional External Battery Module (EBM) for 10001920W UPS models.

Two standard communication ports (USB and DB-9 serial port).

Optional Dell Network Management Card with enhanced communication capabilities for increased power protection and control.

Network transient protector that guards your network communications equipment from surges.

Advanced power management with the Dell UPS Management Software for graceful shutdowns and power monitoring.

Sequential shutdown and load management through separate receptacle groups called load segments.

Firmware that is easily upgradable without a service call.

Backed by worldwide agency approvals.

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Finding Information

CAUTION: The Safety, Environmental, and Regulatory Information document provides important safety and

regulatory information.

What are You Looking For? Find It Here

The user's guide for my UPS

The user's guide for the Dell Network Management Card

Dell UPS Management Software

NOTE: Documentation and software updates can be found at support.dell.com.

Dell UPS Disc

Specifications

How to configure UPS settings

How to troubleshoot and solve problems

Dell UPS User's Guide

The user's guide is available on the Dell UPS disc and on support.dell.com.

Safety instructions

Regulatory information

Recycling information

Safety, Environmental, and Regulatory Information

Warranty information

Terms and Conditions (U.S. only)

End User License Agreement

Dell Warranty and Support Information

Support information Dell Support Website support.dell.com

NOTE: Select your region or business segment to view the appropriate support site.

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Safety Warnings |

Safety Warnings CAUTION: Before performing the procedures in this document, read and follow the safety instructions and

important regulatory information in your Safety, Environmental, and Regulatory Information document.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

This manual contains important instructions that you should follow during installation and maintenance of the UPS and batteries. Please read all instructions before operating the equipment and save this manual for future reference.

DANGER: Observe the following instruction to help prevent an imminently hazardous situation which, if not

avoided, will result in death or serious injury:

This UPS contains LETHAL VOLTAGES. All repairs and service should be performed by AUTHORIZED SERVICE PERSONNEL ONLY. There are NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS inside the UPS.

WARNING: Observe the following instructions to help prevent a potentially hazardous situation which, if not

avoided, could result in death or injury:

This UPS contains its own energy source (batteries). The output receptacles may carry live voltage even when the UPS is not connected to an AC supply.

Do not remove or unplug the input cord when the UPS is turned on. This removes the safety ground from the UPS and the equipment connected to the UPS.

To reduce the risk of fire, connect only to a circuit provided with branch circuit overcurrent protection with an ampere rating in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NEC), ANSI/NFPA 70 or your local electrical code:

UPS Output Power 120V 208V 230V

500W 15A 15A

1000W 15A 15A

1500W (at 100V)

1920W

20A 15A

To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, install this UPS in a temperature and humidity controlled, indoor environment, free of conductive contaminants. Ambient temperature must not exceed 40C (104F). Do not operate near water or excessive humidity (95% maximum).

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Unpacking the cabinet in a low-temperature environment may cause condensation to occur in and on the cabinet. Do not install the cabinet until the inside and outside of the cabinet are absolutely dry (hazard of electric shock).

If the UPS requires any type of transportation, disconnect the internal UPS batteries before transporting (see page 51).

CAUTION: Observe the following instructions to help prevent a potentially hazardous situation which, if not

avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury or in property damage incidents:

For PLUGABLE EQUIPMENT, the power outlet shall be installed near the equipment and shall be easily accessible.

Servicing of batteries should be performed or supervised by personnel knowledgeable about batteries and the required precautions. Keep unauthorized personnel away from batteries.

Batteries can present a risk of electrical shock or burn from high short-circuit current. The following precautions should be observed: 1) Remove watches, rings, or other metal objects; 2) Use tools with insulated handles; 3) Wear rubber gloves and boots; 4) Do not lay tools or metal parts on top of batteries; 5) Disconnect the charging source prior to connecting or disconnecting battery terminals.

Determine if the battery is inadvertently grounded. If inadvertently grounded, remove the utility source from the ground. Contact with any part of a grounded battery can result in electrical shock. The likelihood of such shock can be reduced if such grounds are removed during installation and maintenance (applicable to equipment and remote battery supplies not having a grounded supply circuit).

ELECTRIC ENERGY HAZARD. Do not attempt to alter any battery wiring or connectors. Attempting to alter wiring can cause injury.

Replace batteries with the same number and type of batteries as originally installed in the UPS.

Proper disposal of batteries is required. Refer to your local codes for disposal requirements.

Never dispose of batteries in a fire. Batteries may explode when exposed to flame.

Do not open or mutilate the battery or batteries. Released electrolyte is harmful to the skin and eyes and may be extremely toxic.

The 1000W and 1920/1500W UPS may be connected to a maximum of one External Battery Module (EBM).

To avoid interference and flicker, it is recommended that CRT monitors be placed at least one foot away from the UPS.

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Installation This chapter explains:

Equipment inspection

Unpacking the system

UPS rear panels

UPS internal battery connection

UPS installation, including the External Battery Module (EBM)

Initial startup

Inspecting the Equipment

If any equipment has been damaged during shipment, keep the shipping cartons and packing materials for the carrier or place of purchase and file a claim for shipping damage. If you discover damage after acceptance, file a claim for concealed damage.

To file a claim for shipping damage or concealed damage: 1) File with the carrier within 15 days of receipt of the equipment; 2) Send a copy of the damage claim within 15 days to your service representative.

NOTE: Check the battery recharge date on the shipping carton label. If the date has passed and the batteries

were never recharged, do not use the UPS. Contact your service representative.

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Unpacking the System

CAUTION: Unpacking the cabinet in a low-temperature environment may cause condensation to occur in and

on the cabinet. Do not install the cabinet until the inside and outside of the cabinet are absolutely dry (hazard

of electric shock).

CAUTION: The cabinet is heavy (see page 55). Use caution to unpack and move the cabinet.

To unpack the system:

1 Unpack your system and identify each item (see Figure 2).

Place the cabinet in a protected area that has adequate airflow and is free of humidity, flammable gas, and corrosion.

2 Discard or recycle the packaging in a responsible manner, or store it for future use.

Figure 2. Unpacking the System

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Identifying the UPS Rear Panels

This section shows the rear panels of the Dell Tower UPS models.

OUTPUT 125V~ 15A

Communication Port

Four 515 Receptacles (Load Segment 1)

Network Transient Protector

USB Port

UPS Communication Bay

On/Off Button

Two 515 Receptacles

(Load Segment 2)

IEC-C14 Input Connector

Figure 3. 500W, 100/120V Rear Panel

Communication Port

Four IEC 320-C13 Receptacles

(Load Segment 1)

Network Transient Protector

USB Port

UPS Communication Bay

On/Off Button

Two IEC 320-C13 Receptacles

(Load Segment 2)

IEC-C14 Input Connector

Figure 4. 500W, 230V Rear Panel

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Communication Port

Six 5-15 Receptacles

(Load Segment 1)

Network Transient Protector

USB Port

UPS Communication Bay

On/Off Button

IEC-C14 Input Connector

Two 5-15 Receptacles

(Load Segment 2) EBM Connector

Figure 5. 1000W, 120V Rear Panel

Communication Port

Six IEC 320-C13 Receptacles

(Load Segment 1)

Network Transient Protector

USB Port

UPS Communication Bay

On/Off Button

IEC-C14 Input Connector

Two IEC 320-C13 Receptacles

(Load Segment 2)EBM Connector

Figure 6. 1000W, 230V Rear Panel

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Communication Port

Eight 5-15/5-20 Receptacles

(Load Segment 1)

Network Transient Protector

USB Port UPS Communication Bay

On/Off Button

IEC-C20 Input Connector

Two 5-15/5-20 Receptacles

(Load Segment 2)EBM Connector

Figure 7. 1920W/120V, 1500W/100V Rear Panel

Communication Port

Eight IEC 320-C13 Receptacles

(Load Segment 1)

Network Transient Protector

USB Port UPS Communication Bay

On/Off Button

IEC-C14 Input Connector

Two IEC 320-C13 Receptacles

(Load Segment 2)EBM Connector

Figure 8. 1920W, 230V Rear Panel

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Identifying the UPS Front Panel

Cover Latch Cover Latch

LCD Panel

Scroll Button (Up or Back)

Select Button

Scroll Button (Down or Forward)

Figure 9. The Dell Tower UPS

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Connecting the UPS Internal Battery

To ensure proper battery operation:

1 Verify that the UPS is off and unplugged.

2 Remove the UPS front cover (see Figure 10).

Push the two cover latches to release the front cover and pull up.

Figure 10. Removing the UPS Front Cover

3 Unscrew the thumbscrew on the the metal battery cover and lift up to remove the cover (see Figure 11).

Figure 11. Removing the Battery Cover

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NOTE: A small amount of arcing may occur when connecting the batteries. This is normal and does not damage

the unit or present any safety concern.

4 Connect the internal battery connector (see Figure 12).

Figure 12. Connecting the Internal Battery Connector

5 Replace the metal battery cover.

Torque the screw to 0.7 Nm (6.2 lb in).

6 Replace the UPS front cover.

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External Battery Module Installation

NOTE: A small amount of arcing may occur when connecting an EBM to the UPS. This is normal and will not

harm personnel. Insert the EBM cable into the UPS battery connector quickly and firmly.

An optional EBM can be installed with 1000W and 1920/1500W Tower UPS models.

To install the optional EBM:

1 Remove the battery connector cover from the rear panel as shown in Figure 13. Retain the cover and screws.

NOTE: If the UPS is stored or used without an EBM, the battery connector cover must be installed as a safety

precaution.

Figure 13. Removing the Battery Connector Cover

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2 Install the battery connector cover under the EBM cable to provide strain relief (see Figure 14).

Rotate the battery connector cover on its side and position under the EBM cable.

Figure 14. Installing the Battery Connector Cover

3 Plug the EBM cable into the UPS battery connector (see Figure 15).

4 Secure the battery connector cover to the UPS rear panel using the screws removed in Step 1.

Figure 15. EBM Installation for 1000W and 1920/1500W Tower UPS Models Only

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Installing the UPS

To install the UPS:

1 If you plan to use Dell UPS Management Software, connect your computer to the USB port using the supplied cable. For more information about communication options, see page 46.

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Connect equipment to UPS

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Connect communication cable from computer to UPS (optional)

Figure 16. Typical UPS Installation (120V Model Shown)

2 Plug the equipment to be protected into the UPS output receptacles, but do not turn on the protected equipment.

NOTE: Verify that the total equipment ratings do not exceed the UPS capacity to prevent an overload alarm.

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UPS Initial Startup

To start up the UPS:

1 Verify that the internal batteries are connected.

2 If an optional EBM is installed, verify that the EBM is connected to the UPS.

3 Verify that the power input to the UPS has adequate upstream overcurrent protection:

Table 1. Minimum Upstream Circuit Breaker Rating

UPS Output Power 120V 208V 230V

500W 15A 15A

1000W 15A 15A

1500W (at 100V)

1920W

20A 15A

The power cord current ratings are listed in Table 2.

Table 2. Power Cord Ratings

Dell UPS Model and Voltage Power Cord Rating Country Supplied Cord Set

500W and 1000W 100V JIS C8303 to C13 12A Japan Optional

500W and 1000W 120V

NEMA 5-15P to C13 15A North America Yes

CNS 10917-2 to C13 15A Taiwan Optional

C13 to C14 Jumper 12A Japan Optional

NBR 14136 to C13 10A Brazil Optional

NBR 6147 to C13 10A Brazil Optional

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Table 2. Power Cord Ratings (continued)

Dell UPS Model and Voltage Supplied Cord SetCountryRatingPower Cord

500 and 1000W 230V

C13 to C14 Jumper 10A China/Korea/Australia Yes

C13 to C14 Jumper 12/10A North America/Europe Yes

CEE 7/7 Schuko to C13 10A Europe (Schuko) Optional

SEV 1011 to C13 10A Switzerland Optional

AS 3112 to C13 10A Australia Optional

IEC 60884-1 to C13 10A Switzerland Optional

IRAM2073 to C13 10A Argentina Optional

SANS 164-1 to C13 10A United Kingdom (Old) Optional

BS 1363 to C13 10A United Kingdom (New) Optional

CEI 23-50 to C13 10A Italy Optional

KSC8305 to C13 10A South Korea Optional

GB2099.1 to C13 10A China Optional

NBR 6147 to C13 10A Brazil Optional

NBR 14136 to C13 10A Brazil Optional

TI16S3 to C13 10A Thailand Optional

SANS 164-1 to C13 10A South Africa Optional

IS 1293 to C13 10A India Optional

SB107-2-DI to C13 10A Denmark Optional

1920W (1500W in Japan and Taiwan)*

100V NEMA L5-20P to C19 15A Japan Yes

120V

NEMA 5-20P to C19 20A North America Yes

NEMA L5-20P to C19 15A Taiwan Yes

C19 to C20 Jumper 16A North America Optional

* There are two power cords in the box, one with BSMI and PSE certified markings that can be used in Taiwan and Japan, another cord is for regions other than Taiwan and Japan.

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Table 2. Power Cord Ratings (continued)

Dell UPS Model and Voltage Supplied Cord SetCountryRatingPower Cord

1920W 230V

C13 to C14 Jumper 10A China/Korea/Australia Yes

C13 to C14 Jumper 12/10A North America/Europe Yes

CEE 7/7 Schuko to C13 10A Europe (Schuko) Optional

SEV 1011 to C13 10A Switzerland Optional

AS 3112 to C13 10A Australia Optional

GB2099 to C13 10A China Optional

IS 1293 to C13 10A India Optional

SANS 164-1 to C13 10A United Kingdom (Old) Optional

BS 1363 to C13 10A United Kingdom (New) Optional

SB107-2-DI to C13 10A Denmark Optional

CEI 23-50 to C13 10A Italy Optional

IRAM2073 to C13 10A Argentina Optional

NBR 6147 to C13 10A Brazil Optional

NBR 14136 to C13 10A Brazil Optional

KSC8305 to C13 10A South Korea Optional

TI16S3 to C13 10A Thailand Optional

SANS 164-1 to C13 10A South Africa Optional

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4 Plug the detachable UPS power cord into the input connector on the UPS rear panel.

5 Plug the UPS power cord into a power outlet.

The UPS front panel display illuminates. The Dell startup screen changes to the UPS status summary screen. The UPS front panel display shows the flashing Standby icon .

Figure 17. Connecting the Power Cord

6 Press the button on the UPS rear panel.

After the startup is complete, the status icon changes to the appropriate icon based on the UPS operating mode (see Table 4 on page 32).

Figure 18. Starting the UPS

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7 On the UPS status summary screen, press the button to check for active alarms or notices. Resolve any active alarms before continuing. See Troubleshooting on page 59.

If there are no active alarms, a No Active Alarms message appears.

8 Verify that the Normal icon appears on the UPS status summary screen, indicating that the UPS is operating normally and any loads are powered (see Table 4 on page 32).

9 If an optional EBM is installed, see Configuring the UPS for an EBM on page 44.

10 To change other factory-set defaults, see Operation on page 27.

NOTE: Dell recommends setting the date and time.

NOTE: At initial startup, the UPS sets system frequency according to input line frequency (input frequency

auto-sensing is enabled by default). After initial startup, auto-sensing is disabled until manually re-enabled by

output frequency setting.

NOTE: At initial startup, input voltage auto-sensing is enabled by default. After the subsequent startup,

auto-sensing is disabled until manually re-enabled by output voltage setting.

NOTE: The internal batteries charge to 90% capacity in less than 4 hours (8 hours for 500W models). However,

Dell recommends that the batteries charge for 48 hours after installation or long-term storage. If an optional

EBM is installed, see the recharge time listed in Table 15 on page 58.

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Operation This chapter contains information on how to use the UPS, including:

UPS startup and shutdown

Control panel and display functions

Retrieving the Event Log

Behavior on overload

Configuring load segments, battery settings, and automatic restart

UPS Startup and Shutdown

NOTE: The button controls only the UPS output. The button has no effect on equipment connected to

the UPS.

To start up or shut down the UPS, see:

Starting the UPS on page 27

Starting the UPS on Battery on page 28

UPS Shutdown on page 28

Starting the UPS

To start the UPS:

1 Verify that the UPS power cord is plugged in.

2 Switch on utility power where the UPS is connected.

The UPS front panel display illuminates. The Dell startup screen changes to the UPS status summary screen. The UPS front panel display shows the Standby mode icon .

3 Press the button on the UPS rear panel.

After the startup is complete, the status icon changes to the appropriate icon based on the UPS operating mode (see Table 4 on page 32).

4 On the UPS status summary screen, press the button to check for active alarms or notices. Resolve any active alarms before continuing. See Troubleshooting on page 59.

If there are no active alarms, a No Active Alarms message appears.

5 Verify that the Normal mode icon appears on the UPS status summary screen, indicating that the UPS is operating normally and any loads are powered.

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Starting the UPS on Battery

NOTE: Before using this feature, the UPS must have been powered by utility power with output enabled at least

once.

NOTE: Utility power cannot be present at startup.

To start the UPS on battery:

1 Press the button on the UPS rear panel until the UPS beeps.

The UPS front panel display illuminates, and the UPS begins the startup sequence.

The UPS cycles through Standby mode to Battery mode. The Battery mode icon displays on the UPS status summary screen. The UPS supplies power to your equipment.

NOTE: The UPS does not assume the load if you press the button less than three seconds.

2 Press the button to check for active alarms or notices.

Ignore the UPS on Battery notice and notices that indicate missing utility power. Resolve other active alarms before continuing. See Troubleshooting on page 59. After correcting the alarms, restart if necessary.

You can prevent a battery start (requiring utility power at the next startup) by simultaneously pressing the and buttons for three seconds. Battery start can be disabled. See the Start on Battery setting on page 37.

UPS Shutdown

To shut down the UPS:

1 Press the button on the rear panel for three seconds.

The UPS begins to beep. The UPS transfers to Standby mode.

NOTE: Releasing the button before three seconds returns the UPS to its original operating state.

2 Switch off utility power where the UPS is connected.

After utility power is removed, the UPS fully shuts down in ten seconds.

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Control Panel Functions

The UPS has a three-button graphical LCD with dual color backlight. Standard backlight is used to light up the display with white text and a blue background. When the UPS has a critical alarm, the backlight changes the text to dark amber and the background to amber. See Figure 19.

Figure 19. Dell Tower UPS Control Panel

There are three buttons on the control panel:

Scroll up or back

Select

Scroll down or forward

Table 3 describes the functions of the LCD control buttons.

Table 3. Control Button Functions

Control Button Sequence Function

Press for less than one second Scroll back or up to the previous menu.

Press for longer than one second

Return/exit back one menu layer without initiating a command or changing a setting.

Press for less than one second Select the menu or option to be changed.

Press for longer than one second

Save the setting being edited.

Press for less than one second Scroll forward or down to the next menu option.

Press both buttons for three seconds

Temporarily disable the battery startup feature until the next power cycle. The buzzer emits a one second beep to indicate that Battery Start has been disabled.

Press all three buttons for five seconds

Shortcut for defaulting the language back to English. The buzzer emits a one second beep to indicate that the setting has changed to English.

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To select an option:

1 When scrolling through the settings, the present setting displays for each selection.

2 Press the button to select the option.

The current setting for the option flashes when selected.

3 Use the or buttons to toggle the available options.

4 Set the new option by holding the button again for one second.

The option stops flashing.

Changing the Language

Language selection is controlled through the user settings. See Table 7 page 36 for information on available languages.

Display Functions

The UPS provides useful information about the UPS itself, load status, events, measurements, identification, and settings through the front panel display.

Startup Screen

During startup, the Dell logo is the default screen. This startup screen displays for five seconds and then defaults to the UPS status summary screen.

The display automatically returns to the UPS status summary screen when no button has been pushed for 15 minutes and no other screen has been locked by a user. When you return to the status summary screen, press the button for one second to exit back to the menu selections. Selecting UPS Status from the main menu list enables you to scroll through all of the UPS status menu screens, including the status summary screen.

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Screen Locked

To lock a screen, press the button. The current view stays locked and does not automatically return to the default screen after time-out. When the screen is locked, the image of a key appears on the UPS status summary screen just to the left of the status icon. See Figure 20.

Pushing any button returns the normal button function, unlocks the screen, and removes the lock symbol.

Figure 20. A Locked Screen

Only screens that have dynamic, real-time data updates can be locked. Applicable screens include the status summary screen, measurement screens, active alarms, and the battery status screen.

UPS Status

The UPS status provides separate screens for the following information:

Status summary, including mode and load

Notice or alarm status, if any are present

Battery status, including state and charge level

See Table 4 for examples of the UPS status summary screens. The status icon in the upper right corner of each status summary screen conveys the UPS status or mode.

Basic operating modes include:

Normal mode

Battery mode

Standby mode

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Table 4. Status Summary Screens

Status Summary Screen Description

UPS Critical Failure

The UPS is in Fault mode. The status icon and background are flashing.

Battery Mode

The status icon and background of the icon are flashing.

An audible alarm (0.5 seconds on/4.5 seconds off) accompanies the switch to Battery mode.

When the utility power returns, the UPS transfers to Normal mode operation while the battery recharges.

UPS in Overload Condition

The status icon and background of the icon are flashing.

Bad Battery Detected or Battery Disconnected

The status icon and background of the icon are flashing, along with the outer shell of the battery symbol at the bottom.

UPS General Alarms Active

The status icon and background of the icon are flashing.

Battery Test Status

The status when the UPS is performing a battery test.

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Table 4. Status Summary Screens (continued)

Status Summary Screen Description

Normal Mode

The UPS is operating in Normal mode from utility power. The UPS monitors and charges the batteries as needed and provides filtered power protection to your equipment.

Standby Mode

When the UPS is turned off and remains plugged into a power outlet, the UPS is in Standby mode and utility power supplies the connected equipment. The UPS is not supporting the load, but is ready to assume the load on command.

The notice and alarm screens are visible only when notices or alarms are active. There is a separate screen for each active notice or alarm. If there are no active notices or alarms, a No Active Alarms message appears in a single screen between the UPS status summary and the battery status screen. If there are multiple notices or alarms, scroll through each notice or alarm screen to reach the first battery status screen.

NOTE: Events are not shown in status summary screens. They appear only in the Event Log.

Table 5 describes the available battery status screens. Only one battery status is available at a time.

Table 5. Battery Status Screens

Battery Status Screen Description

Battery charging Batteries are charged in constant current mode.

Battery floating Batteries are charged in constant voltage mode.

Battery resting Batteries are connected but are not being charged or discharged.

(This is part of the normal charging cycle.)

Battery discharging Batteries are discharging.

Battery disconnected Batteries are unavailable because they are disconnected.

Charger disabled The battery charger is off. You can enable the Charger setting from the Settings menu (see page 38).

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Event Log

The Event Log holds up to 50 events. You can scroll through the event screens, beginning with the most recent event.

NOTE: The date format is dependent on the language selection.

The first row of each event screen contains the date (MM/DD/YYYY) and time (hh:mm:ss) at which the event occurred. The second row contains the type of event and code. The event description begins on the third row and may continue to the fourth row. The bottom right corner of the event screen displays two numbers: an ordering number of the event in the log, followed by the total number of events in the log.

If there are no events in the log, the event screen displays No events in log.

See Retrieving the Event Log on page 40.

Measurements

The measurements screens provide useful measurement information on:

Output watts VA, current, power factor, voltage, and frequency

Input voltage and frequency

Battery voltage and percentage charged

Instantaneous Headroom Watts remaining

Peak Headroom Watts (the remaining watts available to support the load at peak demand, includes the date and timestamp of the peak demand)

Peak Consumption Watts (the peak power demand on the UPS, includes the date and timestamp of the peak demand)

Present kWh Consumption (the kWh demand on the UPS averaged over the past hour)

Cumulative kWh Consumption (the total kWh usage, includes the date and timestamp since it was last reset)

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Control Screens

Table 6 describes the available control screens.

Table 6. Control Screens

Control Screens Description

Battery Test Schedule Battery Test: yes | Cancel Battery test: no

Starts a manual battery test.

See Testing Batteries on page 53.

Reset Error State Reset Alarms: yes | no

Manually clears any latched alarms, such as bad battery detected or DC Bus OV/UV.

If a bad battery alarm was also active, reset the battery test status to Not Tested.

Load Segments Load segment 1: on | off

Load segment 2: on | off

These on/off commands override automatic load segment on/off controls made by the Automatic Start Delay and Automatic On Battery Shutdown settings. See Configuring Load Segments on page 41.

Restore Factory Settings Restore Factory Settings: yes | no

Available only in Standby mode.

Restoring the factory settings:

Returns all user-configurable EEPROM settings to default factory settings

Resets all pending on/off commands

Clears the Event Log and resets all time stamps

Resets the battery test status

Initiates the Self Diagnostics test

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Identification

The identification screens display the following UPS information:

Type and model

Part number

Serial number

UPS firmware

Network Management Card firmware

NOTE: The NMC firmware screen displays only if the Network Management Card is installed. See Dell

Network Management Card on page 48.

Settings

Only available options are displayed.

User settings are not protected by default. You can enable the password through the User Password setting.

Table 7 displays the options that can be changed by the user.

Table 7. Settings

Description Available Settings Default Setting

Change Language [English] [French] [German] [Spanish] [Japanese] [Simplified Chinese] [Russian] [Korean] [Traditional Chinese]

English

User Password [Enabled] [Disabled]

If Enabled, the default password is USER.

NOTE: If you enter an incorrect password, the message Wrong Password appears. Press any button to return to the password screen and retry the password.

Disabled

Audible Alarms [Enabled] [Disabled]

NOTE: If you disable audible alarms, it takes effect instantly and remains disabled, even after a power cycle. This differs from the mute feature where the horn is temporarily silenced on any button press, but turns on again if a new alarm is triggered.

Enabled

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Table 7. Settings (continued)

Description Default SettingAvailable Settings

Set Date and Time Set Month, Day, Year, Hours, Minutes, and Seconds

Date:mm/dd/yyyy

Time: hh:mm:ss

NOTE: The date format is dependent on the language selection.

NOTE: Time is a 24-hour clock.

01/01/2009

12:00:00

Control Commands from Serial Port

[Enabled] [Disabled]

If Enabled, control commands are accepted through the serial port, USB ports, or option card.

If Disabled, configuration and load control commands are restricted to LCD only.

Enabled

Output Voltage [100V] [110V] [120V] [Auto-sensing] Auto-sensing

[200V] [208V]

[220V] [230V] [240V]

Output Frequency [50Hz] [60Hz] [Auto-sensing] Auto-sensing

Overload Alarm Level [10%] [20%] [30%]...[100%]

If 100%, the UPS issues an Output Overload alarm at load > 100%.

NOTE: Output Overload Level 1 by default is set to 100% and is configurable from 10% to 100% in 10% increments through the LCD setting menu. This allows customers to be alerted before the UPS has reached its rated capacity limits.

100%

Automatic Start Delay [Off] [0s] [1s] [2s]...[32767s]

See Configuring Load Segments on page 41.

0s

Automatic on Battery Shutdown [Off] [0s] [1s] [2s]...[32767s]

See Configuring Load Segments on page 41.

Off

Start on Battery [Enabled] [Disabled]

NOTE: Battery start is disabled from the factory and remains disabled until the UPS has been powered from utility and enters Standby mode. After the UPS has been started once from utility, the Start on Battery feature is automatically enabled. After this is set by the user, it remains set.

Enabled

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Table 7. Settings (continued)

Description Default SettingAvailable Settings

Battery Saving Mode [Disabled] [10%] [20%] [30%]...[100%]

The UPS output is turned off in five minutes if the UPS is on battery and output power is below the selected level.

Disabled

On Battery Notice Delay [0] [1s] [2s]...[99s]

The UPS issues a UPS on battery notice in the specified number of seconds after the UPS starts to discharge the batteries.

0s

Site Wiring Fault Alarm [Enabled] [Disabled] Disabled for 208V models; Enabled for all others

External Battery Module (EBM) [0] [1]

See Configuring the UPS for an EBM on page 44.

0

Charger [Enabled] [Disabled]

If Enabled, batteries charge normally.

If Disabled, the battery charger is off.

Enabled

Battery Charge % to Restart [0%] [10%] [20%] [30%]...[100%]

When enabled, automatic restart is made when the battery charge state reaches the selected level. If set to 0, the feature is disabled.

0%

Battery Low Alarm [Immediate] [2 min] [3 min] [5 min]

If you select a value, the battery low alarm triggers when the set amount of backup time (approximately) remains in the batteries.

3 min

Automatic Battery Tests [Enabled] [Disabled]

See Running Automatic Battery Tests on page 45.

Enabled

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Table 7. Settings (continued)

Description Default SettingAvailable Settings

Reset Peak Consumption Watts [No] [Yes]

If No, no action.

If Yes, the Peak Consumption Watts value is cleared and the date and time stamp for this statistic is set to the current date and time.

No

Reset Cumulative Consumption kWh

[No] [Yes]

If No, no action.

If Yes, the Cumulative Consumption kWh value is cleared and the date and time stamp for this statistic is set to the current date and time.

No

Reset Peak Headroom Watts [No] [Yes]

If No, no action.

If Yes, the Peak Headroom Watts value is cleared and the date and time stamp for this statistic is set to the current date and time.

No

Clear Event Log The number after Total events shows how many events are currently stored in the log. Press the button for one second to reset the event count to zero and clear the log.

LCD Contrast [-5], [-4], [-3], [-2], [-1], [+0], [+1], [+2], [+3], [+4], [+5]

The LCD Contrast is adjustable and the valid range is from -5 to +5. This range covers the maximum adjustment for contrasting the background with the text in the visual display of the control panel.

[+0]

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Retrieving the Event Log

To retrieve the Event Log through the display:

1 Press the button for one second to go to the main menu selection and scroll down to the Event Log menu using the button.

2 Press the button to enter the Event Log list.

3 Scroll through the listed events, notices, and alarms using either the button or the button.

4 To return to the main menu, press the button for one second. The Event Log displays.

5 Press the button. The UPS status screen displays.

Behavior on Overload

See Table 8 for an explanation of how the UPS responds to an overload condition.

Table 8. Behavior on Overload

Overload Severity Load Level On Utility Power On Battery

Level 1 100% to 101% Overload alarm only and support load indefinitely

Overload alarm only, support load until low battery shutdown level is reached

Level 2 102% to 110% Transfer to Fault mode in 2 minutes (1 sec)

Transfer to Fault mode in 12 seconds (1 sec) or until low battery shutdown level is reached

Level 3 > 110% Transfer to Fault mode in 300 ms to 1 sec

Transfer to Fault mode in 300 ms to 1 sec

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Configuring Load Segments

Load segments are sets of receptacles that can be controlled by the Dell UPS Management Software, the Dell Network Management Card, or through the LCD display, providing an orderly shutdown and startup of your equipment. For example, during a power outage, you can keep key pieces of equipment running while you turn off other equipment. This feature allows you to save battery power.

Each Dell Tower model has two configurable load segments. See Identifying the UPS Rear Panels on page 13 for the load segment locations.

To control the load segments with power management software, see your power management software manual for details (refer to the Software CD or www.dell.com for the latest information).

Controlling Load Segments Through the Display

To control the load segments through the display:

1 Press the button for one second to go to the main menu selection and scroll down to the Control menu using the button.

2 Press the button to enter the Control menu.

3 Use the button to scroll to Load Segments.

4 Press the button.

The current setting for the option flashes when selected.

5 Select the desired load segment using the and buttons.

6 Set the desired load segment ON or OFF using the button.

7 Press the button for one second to confirm.

8 Set the other load segment if applicable.

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Configuring Automatic Start Delay

You can configure the load segment to turn on automatically after the utility power returns, if it was shut down by:

The button

An external command with auto-restart option

Battery under voltage state

Automatic on battery shutdown command

You can specify the restart delay time for each load segment: select zero seconds (0s is the default) to restart immediately, select 132767 seconds to delay for the specified time, or select Off.

To set the restart delay times for each load segment:

1 Press the button for one second to go to the main menu selection and scroll down to the Settings menu using the button.

2 Press the button to enter the Settings menu.

3 Use the button to scroll to the Automatic Start Delay option and press the button.

The current setting for the option flashes when selected.

4 Set the restart delay for one load segment using the and buttons.

5 Press the button to confirm.

6 Set the restart delay for the other load segment if applicable.

7 Press the button to confirm.

NOTE: Load segment On/Off commands issued through the Control menu override the user settings for load

segments.

NOTE: A single load segment delay applies to both outlets. However, there is an additional built-in one-second

delay between closing segment 1 and 2. The delay is always present when an On command is issued for both

segments at the same time.

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Configuring Automatic on Battery Shutdown

If set to Off (default), the load segment turns off only when commanded manually by the button, an external command, or through the display (Control > Load Segments).

If set to zero seconds (0s), the load segment turns off automatically when the UPS on Battery state activates.

If you select a value, the load segment turns off automatically after the selected delay while the UPS operates on battery, but the shutdown is cancelled if the utility returns before the delay has expired.

To set the shutdown times for each load segment:

1 Press the button for one second to go to the main menu selection and scroll down to the Settings menu using the button.

2 Press the button to enter the Settings menu.

3 Use the button to scroll to the Automatic on Battery Shutdown option and press the button.

The options display and the current settings flash when selected.

4 Set the shutdown delay for one load segment using the and buttons.

5 Press the button to confirm.

6 Set the shutdown delay for the other load segment if applicable.

7 Press the button to confirm.

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Configuring Battery Settings

Configure the UPS settings for an installed EBM, including whether to run automatic battery tests and automatic restart configuration.

Configuring the UPS for an EBM

If the UPS is not configured for the EBM, the UPS reports less battery time remaining on the UPS front panel and to any remote software. You may receive a shutdown warning prematurely. To ensure maximum battery runtime when using power management software, configure the UPS for the EBM:

1 Press the button for one second to go to the main menu selection and scroll down to the Settings menu using the button.

2 Press the button to enter the Settings menu.

3 Use the button to scroll to the External Battery Module option and press the button.

The battery number value begins to flash.

4 Set the battery number value using the and buttons.

Configuration Setting

UPS only (internal batteries) 0 (default)

UPS + 1 EBM 1

NOTE: Runtime is automatically adjusted based on present load levels and whether an EBM is configured.

5 Press the button to confirm.

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Running Automatic Battery Tests

The automatic discharge test, enabled by default, runs during the transition from Float to Rest mode. After the test completes, the charge cycle restarts to completely charge the batteries and then continues to Rest mode normally. The automatic test runs approximately once every three months and does not run again until after three more Float to Rest mode transitions. If a manual battery test is requested, the automatic battery test timer is reset so it will not run for the next three months.

For an automatic battery test to run:

The Automatic Battery Tests setting must be enabled for the automatic battery tests to run. (See the following section, Configuring Automatic Battery Tests.)

The batteries must be fully charged.

The UPS must be in Normal mode with no active alarms.

The load must be higher than 10%.

Configuring Automatic Battery Tests

To configure the automatic battery tests:

1 Press the button for one second to go to the main menu selection and scroll down to the Settings menu using the button.

2 Press the button to enter the Settings menu.

3 Use the button to scroll to the Automatic Battery Tests option and press the button.

The option begins to flash.

4 Select whether to enable or disable the automatic battery test using the and buttons.

5 Press the button to confirm.

Configuring Automatic Restart

The UPS automatically restarts if the utility power returns after the output was shut off due to depleted batteries, a shutdown input signal, or automatic shutdown command.

You can set the load segment for the amount of time to delay the restart when utility power returns, using the Automatic Start Delay setting. You can also configure UPS restart to depend on the battery charge level, using the Battery Charge % to Restart setting.

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Additional UPS Features This chapter describes:

Communication ports (RS-232 and USB)

Dell Network Management Card

Network transient protector

Dell UPS Management Software

RS-232 and USB Communication Ports

To establish communication between the UPS and a computer, connect your computer to one of the UPS communication ports using an appropriate communication cable (RS-232 cable not supplied). See Identifying the UPS Rear Panels on page 13 for the communication port locations.

When the communication cable is installed, power management software can exchange data with the UPS. The software polls the UPS for detailed information on the status of the power environment. If a power emergency occurs, the software initiates the saving of all data and an orderly shutdown of the equipment.

The cable pins for the RS-232 communication port are identified in Figure 21, and the pin functions are described in Table 9.

3 8

7

9

1 6

2

4

5

Figure 21. RS-232 Communication Port (DB-9 Connector)

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Table 9. RS-232 Communication Port Pin Assignment

Pin Signal Name Function Direction from the UPS

1 Unused

2 Tx Transmit to external device Out

3 Rx Receive from external device In

4 Unused

5 GND Signal common (tied to chassis)

6 Unused

7 Unused

8 Unused

9 Unused

*Unused pins must be left free on all models.

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Dell Network Management Card (Optional)

The Dell Tower UPS has one available communication bay, which supports the optional Dell Network Management Card. See Figure 22 for the location of the communication bay.

It is not necessary to shut down the UPS before installing a communication card.

1 Remove the slot cover secured by two screws. Retain the screws.

2 Insert the communication card into the slot.

3 Secure the card with both screws.

Figure 22. Dell Network Management Card

For details on disabling control commands from the Dell Network Management Card, see the Control Commands from Serial Port setting on page 37.

Refer to the Dell Network Management Card User's Guide for more information.

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Network Transient Protector

The network transient protector, shown in Figure 23, is located on the rear panel and has jacks labeled IN and OUT. This feature accommodates a single RJ45 (10BaseT) network connector.

NOTE: DO NOT connect any telephone or fax/modem equipment (RJ-11) to the UPS.

1 Connect the input connector of the equipment you are protecting to the jack labeled IN.

2 Connect the network cable to the jack labeled OUT.

OUT IN

OUT

IN

5001000W

1920/1500W

Figure 23. Network Transient Protector

Dell UPS Management Software

Each Dell Tower UPS ships with Dell UPS Management Software.

Dell UPS Management Software provides up-to-date graphics of UPS power and system data and power flow. It also gives you a complete record of critical power events, and it notifies you of important UPS or power information. If there is a power outage and the Dell Tower UPS battery power becomes low, the software can automatically shut down your computer system to protect your data before the UPS shutdown occurs.

For details on disabling control commands from the software, see the user setting for Control Commands from Serial Port setting on page 37.

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UPS Maintenance This chapter explains how to:

Care for the UPS and batteries

Transport the UPS

Store the UPS and batteries

Test the batteries

Update the UPS firmware

UPS and Battery Care

For the best preventive maintenance, keep the area around the UPS clean and dustfree. If the atmosphere is very dusty, clean the outside of the system with a vacuum cleaner.

For full battery life, keep the UPS at an ambient temperature of 25C (77F).

NOTE: The batteries in the UPS are rated for a 35 year service life. The length of service life varies, depending

on the frequency of usage and ambient temperature. Batteries used beyond expected service life will often

have severely reduced runtimes. Replace batteries at least every 5 years to keep units running at peak

efficiency.

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Transporting the UPS

NOTE: The internal UPS batteries MUST be disconnected before transportation.

CAUTION: The following procedure should be performed or supervised by personnel knowledgeable about

batteries and the required precautions. Keep unauthorized personnel away from batteries.

If the UPS requires any type of transportation, the batteries must be disconnected (but not removed) before the unit is transported:

1 Verify that the UPS is off and unplugged.

2 Remove the UPS front cover (see Figure 24):

Push the two cover latches to release the front cover and pull up.

Figure 24. Removing the UPS Front Cover

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3 Unscrew the thumbscrew on the the metal battery cover and remove the cover (see Figure 25).

Figure 25. Removing the Battery Cover

4 Disconnect the internal battery connector (see Figure 26).

Figure 26. Disconnecting the Internal Battery Connector

5 Replace the metal battery cover.

Torque the screw to 0.7 Nm (6.2 lb in).

6 Replace the UPS front cover.

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Storing the UPS and Batteries

If you store the UPS for a long period, recharge the battery every 6 months by plugging the UPS into a power outlet. The batteries charge to 90% capacity in approximately 4 hours (8 hours for 500W models). However, it is recommended that the batteries charge for 48 hours after long-term storage.

Check the battery recharge date on the shipping carton label. If the date has passed and the batteries were never recharged, do not use the UPS. Contact your service representative.

When to Replace Batteries

When the status summary screen displays the UPS fault icon with the Service Battery alarm and the audible alarm sounds continuously, the batteries may need replacing. Contact your service representative to order new batteries.

NOTE: With the user-replaceable battery feature, UPS batteries can be replaced easily without turning the UPS

off or disconnecting the load.

Testing Batteries

For a battery test to run:

The batteries must be fully charged.

The UPS must be in Normal mode with no active alarms.

The load must be higher than 10%.

To test the batteries:

1 Plug the UPS into a power outlet for at least 48 hours to charge the batteries.

2 Press the button for one second to go to the main menu selection and scroll down to the Control menu using the button.

3 Press the button to enter the Control menu.

4 Use the button to scroll to the Battery Test option.

5 Press the button to start the battery test.

During the battery test, the UPS transfers to Battery mode and discharges the batteries for 25% of the original expected runtime. The front panel displays Battery test running and the percentage of the test completed. The results display on the UPS front panel when complete.

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Updating the UPS Firmware

To keep the UPS firmware updated with the latest improvements and benefits, visit www.dell.com for updates. You can download the latest firmware version and the instructions for installing it.

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Specifications This chapter provides the following specifications:

Model list

Dimensions and weights

Electrical input and output

Environmental and safety

Battery

UPS block diagram

Table 10. Model List

100/120V Models 230V Models

UPS Models 500T LV (H900N), 500W

1000T LV (K788N), 1000W

1920T LV (J716N), 1920W (1500W at 100V)

500T HV (J715N), 500W

1000T HV (H914N), 1000W

1920T HV (K789N), 1920W

External Battery Module (EBM)

1000T EBM (K806N), 36 Vdc

1920T EBM (H965N), 72 Vdc

Table 11. Dimensions and Weights

UPS Models EBM Models

Dimensions (WHD)

500W: 170.0216.0393.0 mm (6.78.515.5)

1000W: 170.0250.0450.0 mm (6.79.817.7)

1920/1500W: 226.0274.5500.0 mm (8.910.819.7)

1000W: 170.0250.0450.0 mm (6.79.817.7)

1920W: 226.0274.5500.0 mm (8.910.819.7)

Weights 500W: 11.6 kg (25.6 lb)

1000W: 18.3 kg (40.3 lb)

1920/1500W: 30.5 kg (67.2 lb)

1000W: 23.1 kg (47.6 lb)

1920W: 42.5 kg (93.6 lb)

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Table 12. Electrical Input

100/120V Models 230V Models

Nominal Voltage 100/120V 230V

Voltage Range 84150V auto-sensing 160286V auto-sensing

Nominal Frequency 50/60 Hz auto-sensing, 3 Hz

Efficiency (Normal mode) >95%

Noise Filtering Full-time EMI/RFI filtering

Connections 500W, 1000W: IEC 320-C14 input connector, 15A

1920/1500W: IEC 320-C20 input connector, 20A

500W, 1000W, 1920W: IEC 320-C14 input connector, 10A

Table 13. Electrical Output

100/120V Models 230V Models

Power Levels (rated at nominal inputs)

500W

1000W

1920W (1500W for 100V)

Regulation (Normal mode) 100V: 92108V

110V: 100121V

120V: 106132V

220V: 198243V

230V: 208253V

240V: 216264V

Regulation (Battery mode), Nominal Voltage 5%

Same as line mode

Voltage Waveform Sine wave

Output Receptacles 500W: (4) 5-15R; 15A (2) 5-15R; 15A

1000W: (6) 5-15R; 15A (2) 5-15R; 15A

1920/1500W: (8) 5-15/5-20R; 10A (2) 5-15/5-20R; 10A

500W: (4) IEC 320-C13, 15/10A (2) IEC 320-C13, 15/10A

1000W: (6) IEC 320-C13, 15/10A (2) IEC 320-C13, 15/10A

1920W: (8) IEC 320-C13, 10A (2) IEC 320-C13, 10A

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Table 14. Environmental and Safety

100/120V Models 230V Models

Operating Temperature Up to 1,500 meters: 0C to 40C (32F to 104F) Above 1,500 meters: 0C to 35C (32F to 95F)

Transit/Storage Temperature

-15C to 60C (5F to 140F)

Relative Humidity 095% noncondensing

Operating Altitude Up to 3,048 meters (010,000 ft) above sea level

Audible Noise Normal mode: less than 40 dBA typical

Battery mode: less than 50 dBA typical

Fan Speed Off: when the UPS is in Standby mode or there is no load

Low speed: when the load is <80%

High speed: when the load is >80% or the UPS is in Battery mode

Surge Suppression ANSI/IEEE C62.41; 2002 Category B

Safety Conformance UL 1778 4th Edition; CSA C22.2, No. 107.3

UL 1778 4th Edition; CSA C22.2, No. 107.3;

IEC/EN 62040-1-1; IEC/EN 60950-1

Agency Markings UL, cUL, NOM/NYCE UL, cUL, CE, GS, GOST, BSMI, S-MARK, KC, CQC, NRCS, SIRIM

EMC FCC, VCCI, ICES-003, BSMI CE, BSMI, CQC, C-tick

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Table 15. Battery

Configuration 500W: (2) 12V, 7 Ah internal batteries (no EBM)

1000W: (3) 12V, 9 Ah internal batteries; (6) 12V, 9 Ah EBM

1920/1500W: (6) 12V, 9 Ah internal batteries; (12) 12V, 9 Ah EBM

Voltage 500W: 24 Vdc internal

1000W: 36 Vdc internal, 36 Vdc EBM

1920/1500W: 72 Vdc internal, 72 Vdc EBM

Fuses 500W internal battery: (2) 40A fuses

1000W, 1920/1500W internal batteries: (2) 30A fuses

1000W, 1920W EBMs: (4) 30A fuses

Type Sealed, maintenancefree, valveregulated, leadacid

Charging Internal batteries: approximately 4 hours to 90% (8 hours for 500W models) usable capacity at nominal line and no supplementary power supply load

EBMs: approximately 12 hours to 90% from a discharge of 50% rated load

Monitoring Advanced monitoring for earlier failure detection and warning

Battery Runtimes Internal batteries: 5 minutes at full load/14 minutes at half load

UPS with one EBM attached: 19 minutes at full load/45 minutes at half load

*Battery runtimes are approximate and vary depending on the load configuration and battery charge.

DC/DC Converter

Input Filter

AVR Output Filter

Charger

Battery DC/AC Inverter

Figure 27. Line-Interactive UPS Block Diagram

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Troubleshooting The Dell Tower UPS is designed for durable, automatic operation and issues alarms to alert you whenever potential operating problems occur. Usually the alarms shown by the control panel do not mean that the output power is affected. Instead, they are preventive alarms intended to alert the user. Active alarms and active notices are accompanied by an audible buzzer.

Accessing Alarms and Conditions

The control panel provides troubleshooting information from two main menus:

UPS Status menu: access to all active alarms

Event Log menu: access to the most recent 50 events, which may include active and closed alarms

UPS Status Menu

From the UPS Status menu, you can access the following screens for troubleshooting information:

Status summary screen: The status summary screen provides information on both mode and load. When there is a critical alarm, the status summary screen changes from its normal white text on a blue background to dark amber text on an amber background.

Notice or alarm screens: A separate screen appears for each active notice or alarm. If there are no active alarms or notices, the display reads No Active Alarms.

Battery status screen: The battery status screen indicates the battery charge mode, the percent the battery is charged, and the runtime with the present load level.

NOTE: When an alarm is active, the control panel automatically displays an active alarm screen unless the

screen lock is enabled by the user.

To access troubleshooting information using the UPS Status menu:

1 Press the button for one second to go to the main menu selection.

2 Press the button to access the UPS Status menu.

3 Press the button to access the UPS status summary screen.

The UPS status summary screen provides load information. The status icon indicates the UPS operating mode (see Table 4 on page 32).

4 Use the button to scroll through the active notice and active alarm screens.

5 After scrolling through all alarms, press the button to access the Battery Status screen.

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Event Log Menu

From the Event Log menu, you can access the last 50 events, which includes events, notices, and alarms, arranged from newest to oldest.

Events are silent conditions that are recorded in the Event Log as status information, such as Clock Set Done. Events do not require a response.

Notices and alarms are records of when events occurred and, if applicable, when they were cleared.

Notices, including active notices, are recorded in the Event Log. Active notices, such as UPS on Battery, are announced by an intermittent beep. Notices do not normally require a response.

Alarms, including active alarms, are recorded in the Event Log. Active alarms are announced by an intermittent beep. Examples are Output Overload and Heatsink Overtemperature. Active alarms require a response.

The Main Status Menu displays by default. To access troubleshooting information using the Event Log menu:

1 Press the button for one second to go to the main menu selection and scroll down to the Event Log menu using the button.

2 Click the button to enter the Event Log list.

3 Scroll through the listed events, notices, and alarms using the or button.

Typical Alarms and Conditions

Table 16 describes typical alarms and conditions.

Table 16. Typical Alarms and Conditions

Alarm or Condition Possible Cause Action

The UPS does not provide or indicate the expected backup time.

The batteries need charging or service.

Apply utility power for 48 hours to charge the batteries. If the condition persists, contact your service representative.

Power is not available at the UPS output receptacles.

The UPS is in Standby mode. Supply power to the connected equipment by pressing the On/Off button until the front panel displays the UPS status summary screen.

The UPS does not start. (The LCD is off.)

Power is not connected. Check the power cord connections. Also ensure that the battery is plugged in.

The UPS operates normally, but some or all of the protected equipment is not on.

The equipment is not connected correctly to the UPS.

Verify that the equipment is plugged into the UPS receptacles. Also verify that the load segment is on.

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Table 16. Typical Alarms and Conditions (continued)

Alarm or Condition ActionPossible Cause

Battery test did not run or was interrupted.

One of the conditions listed in Running Automatic Battery Tests on page 45 was not present.

Resolve the condition, then restart the test.

UPS on Battery

(Notice 168)

Intermittent Alarm

A utility failure has occurred and the UPS is in Battery mode.

The UPS is powering the equipment with battery power. Prepare your equipment for shutdown.

Battery Disconnected

(Alarm 199)

Continuous Alarm

The UPS does not recognize the internal batteries.

If the condition persists, contact your service representative.

Battery voltage is lower than the batteries disconnected level defined for this UPS. This may be due to a blown fuse, intermittent battery connection, or battery cable being disconnected.

Verify that all batteries are properly connected. If the condition persists, contact your service representative.

Low Battery Warning

(Alarm 56)

Continuous Alarm

Battery time remaining or battery capacity is lower than the battery low warning level defined for this UPS.

This warning is approximate. The actual time to shutdown may vary depending on the UPS load and presence of an External Battery Module (EBM).

Shutdown Imminent

(Alarm 55)

Continuous Alarm

Communication to external devices stops because the UPS has entered a state where it may abruptly stop operating without further notice unless utility returns.

The alarm is issued when the battery time remaining reaches zero. All connected devices should have already shut down gracefully.

Battery Test Failed

(Alarm 191)

Intermittent Alarm

A weak battery string was detected during the last battery test.

This is a warning notice. Dell recommends that you replace the batteries soon.

Service Battery

(Alarm 149)

Continuous Alarm

A faulted battery string has been detected and as a result, the charger is disabled.

Contact your service representative.

Utility Not Present

(Alarm 59)

Intermittent Alarm

Utility level has fallen below the Utility Not Present threshold (typically <25 to 50V).

The UPS transfers to Battery mode if supporting the load. The UPS shuts down if it is not supporting the load.

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Table 16. Typical Alarms and Conditions (continued)

Alarm or Condition ActionPossible Cause

Input AC Over Voltage

(Alarm 6)

Intermittent Alarm

Utility voltage exceeds the maximum operating range.

The UPS transfers to Battery mode if supporting load.

Input AC Under Voltage

(Alarm 7)

Intermittent Alarm

Utility voltage is below the minimum operating range.

The UPS transfers to Battery mode if supporting load.

Input Under/Over Frequency

(Alarm 8)

Intermittent Alarm

The utility frequency is out of usable frequency range.

The UPS transfers to Battery mode if supporting load.

Site Wiring Problem

(Alarm 194)

Continuous Alarm

An alarm triggers when the difference between ground and neutral voltage is >15V.

Have a qualified electrician correct the wiring problem. If the UPS is not wired with a neutral wire, Site Fault should be disabled in the Settings menu (see page 36).

Output Overload

(Alarm 25)

Continuous Alarm

The load level is at or has exceeded the configurable threshold limit for a Level 1 Overload condition.

The UPS can support the load indefinitely at this load level.

The alarm clears when the load drops below 5% of the set point.

Output Overload Level 2

(Alarm 159)

Continuous Alarm

The load level is >101% and <110% of the UPS rating.

Remove some of the equipment from the UPS. The UPS continues to operate, but transfers to Fault mode in two minutes.

The alarm clears when the load drops below 5% of the set point.

Output Overload Level 3

(Alarm 162)

Continuous Alarm

The load is >110% of the UPS rating.

Remove some of the equipment from the UPS. The UPS continues to operate, but transfers to Fault mode in 300 ms to one second.

The alarm clears when the load drops below 5% of the set point.

Battery DC Over Voltage

(Alarm 68)

Continuous Alarm

Battery voltage levels have exceeded the maximum allowable limits.

The UPS turns off the charger until the next power recycle. Contact your service representative.

Charger Failure

(Alarm 34)

Continuous Alarm

A battery charger fault has been detected.

The UPS turns off the charger until the next power recycle. Contact your service representative.

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Table 16. Typical Alarms and Conditions (continued)

Alarm or Condition ActionPossible Cause

Output Short Circuit

(Alarm 58)

Continuous Alarm

The UPS has detected an abnormally low impedance placed on its output and considers it a short circuit.

The UPS shuts down after five line cycles.

Heatsink Over Temperature

(Alarm 73)

Continuous Alarm

The UPS has detected that one of its heat sinks has exceeded the maximum defined operating temperature. Possible fan failure.

Ensure that the fans are spinning and that the air intake vents on the UPS are not blocked.

Once the maximum temperature is reached, the UPS shuts down.

Fatal EEPROM Fault

(Alarm 53)

Continuous Alarm

There is EEPROM data corruption due to a failed device or incorrect flash upgrade.

Contact your service representative.

Fan Failure

(Alarm 193)

Continuous Alarm

The UPS has detected that one or more fans are not functioning properly.

This is an alarm only. Contact your service representative immediately and remove the load.

Silencing the Alarm

Press any button on the control panel to silence the alarm. Check the alarm condition and perform the applicable action to resolve the condition. If any new alarm becomes active, the audible alarm resumes, overriding the previou

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