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Re: Fire Code/UFC Regs?

  • From: David Lesher
  • Date: Fri Mar 11 22:33:25 2005

Speaking on Deep Background, the Press Secretary whispered:
> 
> 
> 
> Now what I'm asking is this:  we were told that you can NOT plug in breaker 
> protected six outlet strips into battery backup units such as APCs, and we 
> were (or are) being written up for that.  My understanding is that most/all 
> (atleast APC units) are properly de-rated (per UFC) and you *can* plug in 
> additional breaker protected extension cords into these units.


There's an Urban Legend about plugging such into UPSi; it will burn
out the UPS, cause forest fires, bring down Western Civilization,
etc.

[There's a long hypothisis as to the {small} pieces of truth
behind same, but I'm not buying...]


I suggest you get on the horn to APC Monday and ask them; they
are sure to have run into this if it's not a local invention...


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