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The silence of the racks is deafening, production gear has gone dark – so which wire do we cut?

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Re: The big red button

It took us a few site relocation to discover the wonderful;l feature.

We had installed networks in remote offices over a few months which were then closed down we brought the kit back to the office stacked the UPS's for future use bundled the cables nicely and put them in a 'ups cable' box all very tidy.

Sure enough when we came to re-install the kit in new locations some UPS's wouldn't fire up correctly, some worked fine and some had very strange failures.

It was pre internet days, our equipment supplier was a box shifter and APC didn't answer the phone so it took trial and error to understand which cable really worked with which model of UPS. Needless to sayt we started labelling the cables up with the UPS Serial numbers and the rule was not to mix cables.

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