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Power the UPS
Connect Battery Wire (must be completed FIRST)
The UPS is shipped with one battery wire disconnected, in compliance with Department of Transportation
Position the UPS to avoid:
(DOT) regulations. Connect the battery wire as shown.  The UPS will NOT operate unless the steps
• Direct sunlight
below are performed.
• Excessive heat
• Excessive humidity or contact with liquids.
Back-UPS® LS
Plug the UPS directly into a wall outlet.
a.  Set the UPS at the edge
b.  Slide the battery
c.  Grasp the tab attached to the battery
    of a table.
     compartment cover down.
and slide the battery partially out.
Connect the black wire to the battery
User’s Manual
by pushing it all the way onto the
terminal. Small sparks at the battery
terminals are normal when

The Building Wiring Fault indicator in the power
plug may flash momentarily while plugging in.
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The UPS begins charging when connected to
utility power.
d.  Slide the battery back in.
e.  Slide the battery compartment

Four hours of charging should be sufficient to
   Avoid pinching the wires.
 cover back into place.
achieve maximum battery capacity.
Check Building
Connect Equipment to UPS
Connect Phone
Wiring Fault
Lines to Surge
  Typical Installation
The telephone surge protection protects up to two
If the Building Wiring Fault indicator on the
Battery Backup Plus Surge Protection outlets (4)
analog (not digital) phone lines that are serviced
power plug stays lit, one of the following
The four battery backup plus surge protection outlets (along the left in
by one phone cable.
conditions exist:
the graphic) should be used for sensitive equipment such as
computers, monitors, and external drives. Battery power is
One cable connects the wall outlet to the UPS jack
• Open or high resistance ground
automatically provided in case of power outage. When the UPS is
“Wall Outlet”. The other cable connects the UPS
• Hot and neutral polarity reversal
switched Off, neither utility nor battery power  is supplied to these
jack “Modem/Fax/Phone” to the equipment
• Overloaded neutral circuit
(phone, fax, external modem, computer). If you
need to connect two pieces of equipment, you will
A lit indicator means that a possible shock
Surge Protection outlets (3)
need to use a line splitter.
hazard exists. Improper building wiring
The three surge protection outlets (along the right in the graphic)
should be corrected by a qualified electrician.
should be used for all other peripherals such as a printer, scanner, fax
machine or even an office lamp. These outlets do not provide power
Note: Improper building wiring will not prevent
during a power outage. These outlets are always on (when utility
the UPS from operating but will limit its
power is available) and are not controlled by the front panel switches.
protection capability. Improper building wiring
could result in equipment damage that is not
Transformer Block outlets (2)
covered by APC.  Please refer to APC’s
When plugging the phone lines into the back of
One battery backup plus surge protection and one surge protection
Equipment Protection Policy for details.
the UPS, the release tab you depress to unplug the
outlet accept transformer blocks (bottom outlet on left and right).
phone line should be facing up.
Switch On and
Connect USB Cable
Test the UPS
(optional procedure)
Press the On/Test button.  The following events then occur:
• The green On Line indicator will flash.
Note that the user’s guide, containing information on using your APC software, is located
• The red Overload indicator may flash briefly.
in the main folder of your CD-ROM.
• The yellow On Battery indicator will light while a battery test is performed.
Your computer system must be On before starting to connect the USB cable. Connect the
• When the self-test has successfully completed, only the green On Line indicator will be lit.
USB cable end, with the USB symbol facing down, to the UPS. Connect the other end of
the USB cable directly to the USB port on your computer.
Following the test, if a red indicator is displaying, consult the Troubleshooting section overleaf.
Note: When your UPS goes on battery it produces an audible beep: you can stop the beep without
Attention: USB Extension Cables
interfering in normal operation by pressing the On/Test button.
USB was designed to operate in the local desktop environment. Though full speed USB
devices can be connected up to 5 meters (16.5 feet) apart, low speed USB devices can only be
To Perform a Self-Test
connected up to 3 meters (10 feet) apart. The APC Back-UPS LS is a low-speed
You can perform a self-test after the battery is fully charged and while the UPS is On Line by pressing and
holding the On/Test button for more than one second and then releasing it.
The APC Back-UPS LS should be connected directly to the computer with the supplied
Green On Line and Red Overload Indicator
USB cable to ensure reliable operation of the software. The standards committee that
When the green On Line and red Overload indicators are flashing alternately, it means that the UPS has
created USB does not approve USB extension cables and APC does not recommend them.
entered sleep mode and the battery power is switched off. This flashing lasts for 16 seconds after the UPS
Their usage will not harm USB equipment but overall system reliability could be affected.
has been shut down by the software and is an expected occurrence.
If your computer has been shut down by the software (Power Management Extensions or APC Shutdown
Manager), i.e. the OS shutdown warning message has already displayed, and then AC power is restored
prior to the UPS entering sleep mode, proceed in one of these ways:
Wait at least one minute before manually restarting your computer (to allow the UPS to complete its
shutdown cycle) OR  restart your computer by switching the UPS Off then On again and, if necessary,
pressing the power button on your computer.
IMPORTANT: If you manually restart your computer before the UPS has entered sleep mode, your
computer reboot will be interrupted and will shut off as the UPS completes its shutdown cycle.
Install Software (optional procedure, performed after section 7)
For other Microsoft®   Windows or Macintosh®   operating systems, please follow the steps
Mac OS 9  (9.0.4/9.1 or higher) Users
below, as appropriate:
APC PowerChute Personal Edition Software  has been designed specifically to work with Mac OS 9
(9.0.4/9.1 or higher).  There are builds of Mac OS prior to Mac OS  9.0.4/9.1 with power drivers that
Windows®  98 and Windows® Me Users
have known problems, so please make sure that you have the most up to date version of Mac OS 9
Please insert the APC PowerChute Personal Edition Software CD-ROM included with your
(9.0.4/9.1 or higher).
Back-UPS LS into the CD-ROM drive of your computer. The installation program will load
automatically. Please follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.
Insert the  APC PowerChute Personal Edition Software  CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. An icon
called “APC Shutdown Manager v1.0.1” will appear on your desktop. Open the folder and double-click
Windows®   2000 Users
the “ReadMe” file. Make sure your hardware matches the requirements stated in the ReadMe file.
The APC PowerChute Personal Edition Software  CD-ROM included with your UPS contains a
Double-click on “APC Shutdown Manager v1.0.1” to begin the installation of the software. At the first
“wizard” that optimizes your system’s power settings for operation with your Back-UPS LS. It does this
dialog, click on “Continue”. Read the displayed license agreement and click “Accept” if you agree to the
by changing various settings in Power Options Properties in the Control Panel. APC strongly advises
terms. Click on “Install” to begin. After installation, click on the “Restart” dialog button to restart your
you to reconfigure your system by running this wizard.
1. Insert the APC PowerChute Personal Edition Software CD-ROM into the computer’s CD-ROM
All Other Users
The software is designed for the Windows and Macintosh operating systems mentioned in this section. If
2. Choose “Start” and then the “Run” option.  Type:  <CD-ROM drive letter>:setup.exe.
you do not have one of these operating systems, your unit will still provide these primary features:
Click “OK” and follow the instructions.

Battery backup, surge protection, and telephone line protection to protect your entire desktop from
lightning and power surges.
Microsoft®  Windows® XP Users

Runtime needed for you to work through brief power disturbances: this gives you time to manually
Please visit the APC website at www.apc.com/windowsxp for updates on the availability of
save your data and shut down safely.
Windows XP software.
Installation of the  APC PowerChute Personal Edition Software  is not mandatory. However, other
features provided by the software include unattended automatic operating system shutdown, as well as
application data saving. To activate these features, install the software as previously discussed.

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