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Old 19th January, 2006, 11:46 PM
Aedan Aedan is offline
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The issue lies with the UPS Controller itself, but where? The three silver lumps are heatsinks. One for controlling the charge going in to the battery, and two to handle the conversion of 12V into 240V. For the converter, the two heatsinks each have three power transistors attached.

The two blue lumps (on the left) closer are relays to handling switching between the mains and the converter. That way, there's no possibility that the unit is generating 240V at the same time the mains is. You can clearly see the RJ45 and serial connectors - this model doesn't have USB.

If you've got good eyes, then you might be able to see the failure already!
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