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Windows 7: New UPS (Uninterupted Power Supply) emitting a plastic smell?

23 Jan 2015   #1
yamas11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
New UPS (Uninterupted Power Supply) emitting a plastic smell?

Got a CyberPower CP1000AVRLCD Intelligent LCD Series UPS 1000VA 600W AVR Mini-Tower that seems to be working fine. But every now and then it gives off some kind of plastic smell. It had this smell when I first took it out of the box and the smell seems to emit every now and then while it's on.

I've touched it to see if it was hot, but it feels quite cool. So it doesn't seem to be overheating or anything.


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23 Jan 2015   #2
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Could just be the plastic heating up internally for the first time and will go away in a few days, unless you see fluid or it gets very hot (as in overcharging of the batteries) your probably fine.
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23 Jan 2015   #3
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Call Cyberpower or check their site (chat?) I agree with rvcjew - it's probably just a breaking in period.

But you should confirm that with Cyberpower - they know their product. If the support rep thinks there might be an issue, they'll tell you and probably work through the RMA process. You won't know until you contact them.
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23 Jan 2015   #4
yamas11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Ok thanks. I made a post on their forums and will try to make a call later.
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23 Jan 2015   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I will try to find it, but a report just came out that the UPS, have something that is toxic and it may be noticed by a smell.
Your UPS battery backup may be killing you | NJN Network
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23 Jan 2015   #6
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Thanks Rich,

I would remove the power from the UPS until you hear from CyberPower.

There are many things it could be, so best be safe and pull the plug.

Bill
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23 Jan 2015   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

You are welcome. I cant thank you with VM, so thanks for the comments and rep
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23 Jan 2015   #8
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
I will try to find it, but a report just came out that the UPS, have something that is toxic and it may be noticed by a smell.
Your UPS battery backup may be killing you | NJN Network
The smell in that report was from hydrogen sulfide, which smells like rotten eggs, not plastic. The situation in that report is pretty rare, especially in newer units. I would still check with Cyberpower anyway but I'm reasonably sure the smell is harmless and will go away soon.
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