CYBERPOWER CP685AVR / BF685 USER MANUAL Pdf Download (2023)

CP685AVR / BF685

CP800AVR / BF800

User's Manual



This manual contains important safety instructions. Please read and follow all instructions carefully during installation and operation of the

unit. Read this manual thoroughly before attempting to unpack, install, or operate your UPS.

CAUTION! To prevent the risk of fire or electric shock, install in a temperature and humidity controlled indoor area free of conductive

contaminants. (Please see specifications for acceptable temperature and humidity range).

CAUTION! To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove the cover except to service the battery. No user serviceable parts inside

except for battery.

CAUTION! Hazardous live parts inside can be energized by the battery even when the AC input power is disconnected.

CAUTION! UPS must be connected to an AC power outlet with fuse or circuit breaker protection. Do not plug into an outlet that is not

grounded. If you need to de-energize this equipment, turn off and unplug the unit.

CAUTION! To avoid electrical shock, turn off the unit and unplug it from the AC power source before servicing the battery or installing a

computer component.

DO NOT USE FOR MEDICAL OR LIFE SUPPORT EQUIPMENT! CyberPower Systems does not sell products for life support or medical

applications. DO NOT use in any circumstance that would affect operation or safety of any life support equipment or with any medical

applications or patient care.

DO NOT USE WITH OR NEAR AQUARIUMS! To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not use with or near an aquarium.

Condensation from the aquarium can cause the unit to short out.

DO NOT USE WITH LASER PRINTERS! The power demands of these devices will overload and possibly damage the unit.



Inspect the UPS upon receipt. The box should contain the following:

(1) UPS unit; (1) User's manual; (1) PowerPanel™ Personal Edition software CD; (1) USB device cable; (1) Telephone cable; (1) Warranty

registration card; (1) Coaxial Cable


The CP685AVR / BF685 CP800AVR / BF800 provide complete power protection from utility

power that is not always consistent. The CP685AVR / BF685 CP800AVR / BF800 features

890 Joules of surge protection, and provide long lasting battery backup with a 8AH / 9AH

batteries for loss of utility power and voltage sags. The CP685AVR / BF685 CP800AVR /

BF800 ensure consistent power to your computer system and include software that will

automatically save your open files and shutdown your computer system during a utility power



The CP685AVR / BF685 CP800AVR / BF800 stabilize utility power voltage levels that can be inconsistent. The incoming utility power may

be damaging to important data files, but with Automatic Voltage Regulation, the computer will only not experience damaging voltage levels.

An Automatic Voltage Regulator automatically increases low or decreases high voltage to a consistent, computer safe 110v/120v. The

unit's powerful 8AH / 9AH battery will provide power only if the incoming voltage drops below 90v or increases above 140v.


1. Your new UPS may be used immediately upon receipt. However, recharging the

battery for at least 16 hours is recommended to insure that the battery's maximum

charge capacity is achieved. A loss of charge may occur during shipping and

storage. To recharge the battery, simply leave the unit plugged into an AC outlet

and turn on the power switch.

2. With the UPS unit off and unplugged, connect your computer, monitor, and any

externally powered data storage device (Zip drive, Jazz drive, Tape drive, etc...) into the battery power supplied outlets. Plug your

peripheral equipment (printer, scanner, speakers) into the full-time surge protection outlets. DO NOT plug a laser printer, paper

shredder, copier, space heater, vacuum or other large electrical device into the UPS. The power demands of these devices

will overload and possibly damage the unit.

3. To surge protect a network connection, connect a network cable from the wall jack outlet to the IN jack of the

UPS. Then connect a network cable from the OUT jack on the UPS to the network device.

4. Plug the UPS into a 2 pole, 3 wire grounding receptacle (wall outlet). Make sure the wall branch outlet is

protected by a fuse or circuit breaker and does not service equipment with large electrical demands (e.g. refrigerator, copier, etc...).

The warranty prohibits the use of extension cords, outlet strips, and surge strips.

5. Press the power switch to turn the unit on. The power on indicator light will illuminate and the unit will "beep" once.

6. If an overload is detected, an audible alarm will sound and the unit will emit one long beep. To correct this, turn the UPS off and unplug

at least one piece of equipment from the battery power supplied outlets. Wait 10 seconds. Make sure the circuit breaker is depressed

and then turn the UPS on.

7. To maintain optimal battery charge, leave the UPS plugged into an AC outlet at all times.

8. To store your UPS for an extended period, cover it and store with the battery fully charged. While in storage recharge the battery every

three months to insure battery life.



Electrical Wiring Fault Indicator

This LED indicator will illuminate to warn the user that a wiring problem exists, such as bad ground, missing ground or reversed wiring.

If this is illuminated, user is advised to disconnect all electrical equipment from the outlet and have an electrician check to ensure the

outlet is properly wired. The unit will not provide surge protection without being plugged into a grounded and properly wired wall outlet.

Communication Protection Ports

Communication protection ports will protect any standard modem, fax , telephone line, broadband network or Ethernet connection.

Circuit Breaker

Located on the side of the UPS, the circuit breaker serves to provide overload and fault protection.

Serial/USB Ports to PC

The ports allow connection and communication from the USB or DB-9 serial port on the computer to the UPS unit. The UPS

communicates its status to the PowerPanel™ Personal Edition software. This interface is also compatible with Power Management


Battery and Surge Protected Outlets

The unit has four battery powered/surge protected outlets for

connected equipments and ensures temporary uninterrupted

operation of your equipment during a power failure.

Full-Time Surge Protection Outlets

The unit has four always on surge suppression outlets.

Power Switch

Can be used as a master on/off switch for equipment

connected to the battery power supplied outlets.

Power On Indicator

This LED is illuminated when the utility condition is normal

and the UPS outlets are providing power, free of surges.

UPS control provided by Windows

2000 and Windows


Note: Only one of these two ports can be used to communicate with your computer at one time.

Note: To install PowerPanel™ Personal Edition Software the computer will need Microsoft


Note: If using the Serial Port, users need to download Power Panel

and order the standard serial cable. If you have any questions email CyberPower

technical support for help.

Outlets Designed for AC Adapters

The unit has four outlets spaced to allow AC power adapter blocks to be plugged into the UPS without blocking adjacent outlets.

Vertical Use Stand

The unit can be placed on it's end in a vertical orientation.

Note: We recommend you place the unit next to the wall when standing the unit vertically.

Coax/Cable/DSS Surge Protection

The Coax/Cable/DSS surge protection ports will protect any cable modem, CATV converter, or DSS receiver.


CAUTION! Read and follow the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS before servicing the battery. Service the battery under the

supervision of personnel knowledgeable of batteries and their precautions.

CAUTION! Use only the specified type of battery. See your dealer for replacement batteries.

CAUTION! CAUTION! The battery may present a risk of electrical shock. Do not dispose of battery in a fire as it may explode. Follow

all local ordinances regarding proper disposal of batteries. Almost any retailer that sells lead-acid batteries collects used batteries for

recycling, as required by most state laws.

CAUTION! Do not open or mutilate the batteries. Released electrolyte is harmful to skin and eyes and may be toxic.

CAUTION! A battery can present a high risk of short circuit current and electrical shock. Take the following precautions before replacing

the battery:


Remove all watches, rings or other metal objects.


Only use tools with insulated handles.


Do not lay tools or metal parts on top of battery or any terminals.


Wear rubber gloves and boots.


Determine if the battery is inadvertently grounded. If grounded, remove the source of ground. CONTACT WITH GROUNDED BATTERY




Turn off and unplug all connected equipment.


Turn the UPS off and unplug it from the AC power source.


Turn the UPS upside down.


Remove the 1 retaining screw.


Slide the battery compartment cover completely off of the unit.


Remove the battery from the compartment.


Disconnect the battery wires from the battery.


Install the replacement battery by connecting the red wire and black wire to the positive (+) and negative (-) terminal of the battery.


Put the battery back into the compartment.

10. Slide back the battery compartment cover and tighten the retaining screw.

11. Recharge the unit for 4 – 8 hours to fully charge the battery.

REMINDER: Batteries are consider HAZARDOUS WASTE and must be disposed of properly. Almost any retailer that sells lead-acid

batteries collects used batteries for recycling, as required by most state laws.



Possible Cause

Full-time surge protection outlets

stop providing power to

Circuit breaker has tripped due to an

equipment. Circuit breaker


button is projecting from the side

of the unit.

Battery not fully charged.

The UPS does not perform

expected runtime.

Battery is slightly worn out.

The on/off switch is designed to

prevent damage by rapidly turning it

off and on.

The unit is not connected to an AC


The UPS will not turn on.

The battery is worn out.

Mechanical problem.

The USB / serial cable is not


The USB / serial cable is connected

to the wrong port.

PowerPanel™ Personal Edition

is inactive (all icons are gray).

The unit is not providing battery


The serial cable is not the cable that

was included with the UPS unit.

Additional troubleshooting information can be found at




Input Voltage on Utility

Input Frequency

On-Battery Output Voltage

Transfer Time

Max. Load for UPS Outlets (4 Outlets)

Max. Load for Full-Time Surge Protection outlets (8 Outlets)

On-Battery Output Wave Form

Operating Temperature

Operating Relative Humidity

Size (L x W x H)

Net Weight

Typical Battery Recharge Time

Typical Battery Life

Battery Type

Recommended Battery

Safety Approvals




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Turn the UPS off and unplug at least one piece of equipment.

Wait 10 seconds, reset the circuit breaker by depressing the

button, and then turn the UPS on.

Recharge the battery by leaving the UPS plugged in.

Contact CyberPower Systems about replacement batteries at

Turn the UPS off. Wait 10 seconds and then turn the UPS on.

The unit must be connected to a 110/120v 60Hz outlet.

Contact CyberPower Systems about replacement batteries at

Contact CyberPower Systems at

Connect the USB / serial cable to the UPS unit and an open

USB / serial port on the back of the computer. You must use

the cable that came with the unit.

Check the back of the computer for an additional USB / serial

port. Move the cable to this port.

Shutdown your computer and turn the UPS off. Wait 10

seconds and turn the UPS back on. This should reset the unit.

If you are using a serial cable you must use a CyberPower serial

cable. If you need this cable please contact technical support.

CP685AVR / BF685

CP800AVR / BF800

685VA / 390W

800VA / 450W

90V to 140V

57 Hz to 63 Hz

120Vac ± 5%

4ms Typical

685VA / 390W

800VA / 450W

12 Amps

Simulated Sine Wave Form

+ 32°F to 95° F / 0° C to 35° C


11" x 6 5/8" x 3 1/2" / 28cm x 16.9cm x 8.7cm

13.7 lbs

8 hours typical from total discharge

3 to 6 years, depending on number of discharge/recharge cycles

12V / 8.0AH

12V / 9.0AH

Spill-proof, Maintenance-free, sealed lead-acid

UL1778(UPS), cUL107., FCC/DoC Class B

14.3 lbs


How do I reset my CyberPower box? ›

Shutdown your computer and turn the UPS off. Wait 10 seconds and turn the UPS back on. This should reset the unit.

How do I stop my cyber power up from beeping? ›

If you would like audible alarms to be disabled permanently, press and hold the Alarm Silence button for 15 seconds. The unit will beep, once confirming that the audible alarms have been disabled.

Why is my CyberPower battery backup beeping twice? ›

Beeping twice every 15-45 seconds: The problem with beeping twice noise is usually an indicator that the CyberPower unit is running on battery power only. Long solid beep: This is usually an indicator that you have overloaded your CyberPower unit.

What is the lifespan of CyberPower? ›

The battery lifespan depends on the ambient temperature and the cycle times of charging and discharging. Higher ambient temperature and frequent charging and discharging cycles will reduce the lifespan. Typically the battery lifetime is between one to three years depending on environment conditions.

Can you factory reset a CyberPowerPC? ›

At the desktop, click the Search the web and Windows box and type "reset". Select Reset this PC (System Setting). Under Reset this PC, select Get Started. Select the option to Remove everything.

How do I clear my beeping alarm? ›

Most standard systems will allow you to stop the beeping using one of the following methods:
  1. Disarm your system by entering your unique code.
  2. Arm your system and immediately disarm.
  3. Press the status button on your keypad.
Feb 9, 2015

How do I stop my CyberPower 650va from beeping? ›

To turn the CyberPower battery backup power failure alert Alarm OFF, quickly press the power button twice. If you hear two short beeps, this means that the Alarm is disabled. The unit will remember this setting.

What is the red button on CyberPower? ›

Those are circuit breakers. If one of the circuits were to be tripped, that button would be sticking out significantly farther than normal and would need to be pushed back in to reset the circuit.

How do I reset my battery backup? ›

1: Disconnect any attached load. 2: Unplug the UPS from the wall socket. 3: Disconnect the UPS' internal battery or the battery disconnect switch if any. 5: Reconnect internal battery or battery disconnect switch if any.

Why is my UPS beeping every 30 seconds? ›

Cause: In the majority of these cases, it was determined the UPS had transferred to the On Battery State (powering the load from internal batteries) momentarily and returned to the Online State (utility power) before the On battery notification (4 beeps every 30 seconds) could be completed.

Why is my UPS beeping every 5 seconds? ›

according to the manual, beeps every 5 seconds indicate the UPS is on battery...

What can I do with old CyberPower ups? ›

Deliver spent batteries to a recycling facility or ship them to the manufacturer in the replacement battery packing material received with the new battery. Please contact our Tech Support department with installation, troubleshooting, or general product questions.

Can CyberPower UPS catch fire? ›

It appears the units catching fire isn't entirely uncommon among CyberPower UPSes.

Does factory reset fix everything PC? ›

Resetting your PC lets you perform a clean reinstallation and update of Windows while keeping your personal data and most Windows settings intact. In some cases, a clean installation may improve your device's performance, security, browsing experience, and battery life.

What happens if I factory reset my gaming PC? ›

A factory reset is a process that deletes all the information on your device and reinstalls the operating system. A factory reset deletes all your data, including apps, settings, files, and photos.

Does reset this PC remove everything? ›

It's important to know what a factory reset actually does, though. It puts all applications back into their original state and removes anything that wasn't there when the computer left the factory. That means user data from the applications will also be deleted. However, that data will still live on the hard drive.

How do I master Reset my computer? ›

Click Start > Settings > Update & security > Recovery.

On the Recovery screen, click Get started under Reset this PC, which offers you two choices – Keep my files or Remove everything. The latter is what you want if you're getting rid of your computer and want to factory reset it first.

What keys hard Reset a computer? ›

Answer: Press the ''F11'' or ''F12'' key when you restart the system. Select the option to reset to factory settings. The system will then boot itself with restored factory settings.

What are the key commands to reset computer? ›

It's likely your best option if the Start menu is not working. Start by pressing the Ctrl + Alt + Delete on your keyboard to open the options screen. Then, click the Power icon in the bottom right corner, and select Restart from the list. Your PC will restart immediately.

Why does my smoke detector keep chirping even after I change the battery? ›

When you change the batteries on your smoke detector, it may chirp for up to 10 seconds. This chirping is normal and signals that the device is receiving fresh power. The same thing may happen to hardwired alarms when you turn on the device's power.

Will taking the battery out of a smoke detector stop the beeping? ›

Taking the battery out of a smoke alarm will not make it stop beeping. Even after the battery has died, the detector maintains a residual charge that will keep the chirp going for at least seven days.

Will house alarm go off if battery dies? ›

Yes, house alarm systems work when there is no electricity as long as there is a backup power source. But you should keep in mind that even with a backup, there is still the potential for the power source to go out, and the house alarm will go off if the battery dies.

Why is my battery backup constantly beeping? ›

There are a few issues which may cause your UPS to beep continuously: The issue: The battery may simply be overloaded. The solution: Unplug low-priority devices, verify the issue is resolved and plug them back in. The issue: Another reason for a continuous beep may be due to your UPS overheating.

Why is my CyberPower battery backup beeping 4 times? ›

4 consecutive beeps in 2 seconds is the warning audible alarm of battery problem. It can be: (1) Battery cables/wire are not well-connected. UPS needs to be checked closely to make sure the internal battery cable is intact and secured.

Why does my power supply keep beeping? ›

Continuous beeping (every second or twice, and never stops): It usually indicates that the battery power of the UPS is very low and you should shut it down immediately. However, if you think it is annoying, you can also turn it off through the UPS software. (Of course, we don't want you to do this.)

How do I test my Cyberpower battery? ›

To run a self-test, open the Power Panel software and then click “Initiate Self Test”. Another way to perform a self-test is by turning off the circuit breaker for the circuit the UPS is plugged into or unplugging the unit from the wall.

What is the orange light on my Cyberpowerpc? ›

If the power indicator lights up and it is amber or orange, this is usually an indicator that it has failed POST. Note down if there is a particular pattern in which it beeps or flashes. If you see text on a black screen, the computer is currently performing the POST.

Is there a reset button on a UPS? ›

The UPS will reset itself after a power outage. At this point there will be beeping and the UPS will be in bypass mode. o Go to the back and flip the switch to “Utility” o On the front of the UPS hold the OFF button for a second until it beeps. This will shut off the beeping and the UPS.

How do I know if my battery backup is bad? ›

If you notice that the battery backup is beeping continuously and the power is on or the little light on the UPS box is red then you probably have a bad battery. Only plug in critical systems to your battery! In the event of an outage you need to be able to save your work and shut down.

What causes a battery backup to fail? ›

Other issues that could cause your UPS battery to fail when you need it the most include: Improper use of the battery. Over-cycling by going through too many recharge and discharge cycles. Leaving the battery in storage for an extended period of time without charging the battery.

Does factory reset solve battery problem? ›

Basically the factory reset is only the removal of bugs and all other data from the phone. If your phone is having any Hardware problems such as any battery issue or any sorting problem then the facotry reset cannot solve the problem of heat up.

Why does my UPS keep turning off after 5 minutes? ›

The Greenpower feature is activated when the total load on the UPS is equal or less than 10% of the UPS capacity, therefore if the devices connected consume less than 10% of the UPS capacity it will shut off in 5 minutes.

What does yellow light in UPS mean? ›

Yellow On Battery LED: on solid

This indicates that your UPS is operating on battery power. The UPS can only provide power from the battery for a limited time before needing to be recharged.

Why do UPS drivers honk when they leave? ›

I contacted my regional UPS office and was informed that horn honking is a UPS 'nation-wide' policy. They said it is done to 'facilitate deliveries. ' I was told that UPS instructs all their drivers to honk, even if it is against a local noise ordinance.

Should the UPS be on while charging? ›

The UPS will charge the battery whether the unit is turned on or turned off.

What does 5 short beeps indicate? ›

AMI (American Megatrends)
5 shortProcessor failure: The CPU has failed.
6 shortKeyboard controller Gate A20 error: The keyboard controller has failed. Due to its integration into the system board, you usually must replace the motherboard.
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How often should you replace CyberPower UPS battery? ›

Most UPS batteries have an expected life of 3-5 years, but other factors can also shorten the life of the battery, such as temperature, humidity, and frequency of power events. Make sure your UPS unit is in a cool and dry location.

How many years does a computer UPS last? ›

What is the Lifespan of a UPS Battery? There are a few different factors that can contribute to the lifespan of a UPS battery. On average, a battery will last anywhere from 3-5 years.

Is CyberPower UPS a good brand? ›

If you're in the market for a new UPS, CyberPower is going to be one of the first brands that you're going to check due to their solid offering of power management solutions especially for the consumer market (the PFC compatibility has made them the go-to manufacturer for a cleaner output, but at an affordable price).

How do I reset my CyberPower battery? ›

The unit is not providing battery power. Shutdown your computer and turn the UPS off. Wait 10 seconds and turn the UPS back on. This should reset the unit.

Can you charge a battery instead of replacing it? ›

You may find you're able to temporarily recharge a battery this old, however it's likely to lose its charge again very soon. Older batteries do deteriorate over time and naturally lose their ability to hold a charge. Even old batteries in need of replacement can provide enough power to start a car when they're charged.

Which device should not be plugged into a UPS? ›

Any device which exceeds the unit's VA/Watt rating should not be plugged into the outlets. High drain devices, medical equipment, and aquatic equipment also void the unit's warranty.

Is a UPS safer than a surge protector? ›

A UPS delivers second-level protection against surges; it should never be considered a primary surge protection device. It also continually regulates incoming voltage and provides an internal battery that allows connected equipment to continue running even if the power supply is cut.

Should UPS be plugged into surge protector? ›

Don't plug a UPS into a surge protector.

Plugging the UPS directly into the wall helps to ensure the most consistent power goes directly to the UPS and limits the times it will go to battery when it should remain online.

Why is my CyberPower not working? ›

Most of the time this is due to a malfunctioning/dead battery. Feel free to contact our technical support specialists, and they will properly diagnose the problem for you. Please contact our Tech Support department with installation, troubleshooting, or general product questions.

How do I factory reset my CyberPowerPC from BIOS? ›

Reset the BIOS to default values

At the CyberPowerPC logo or Motherboard manufacturer's logo during restart, tap the F2 key repeatedly until you see Entering Setup in the top right corner of the screen. Depending on the BIOS, you may need to press a key listed at the bottom of the screen to load default settings.

How do you resolve no power problems? ›

No Power Issues
  1. Try a different wall outlet, and power it on.
  2. Reseat the power cable which is connected to the Power Supply of the computer and power the Desktop on.
  3. Swap the power cable of the Monitor with the computer power cable and turn on the Desktop.
  4. Check the power supply unit (PSU).
Feb 9, 2023

How to do a self test on CyberPower UPS? ›

To run a self-test, open the Power Panel software and then click “Initiate Self Test”. Another way to perform a self-test is by turning off the circuit breaker for the circuit the UPS is plugged into or unplugging the unit from the wall.

Why is my gaming PC not turning on? ›

If your computer won't boot up, the first thing to do is make sure your PC is plugged in and the power switch is turned on. If it is and it still won't start, try plugging your computer into a different outlet. If you're using a power strip or surge protector, plug it directly into the wall instead.

How do I completely reset my computer? ›

🖥 How to Factory Reset a PC

Navigate to Settings > Update & Security > Recovery. You should see a title that says “Reset this PC.” Click Get Started. You can either select Keep My Files or Remove Everything.

How do I hard reset my UPS? ›

Turn off the UPS: press and hold the On/Off button until the UPS beeps, then release the button. Disconnect the UPS from the AC outlet. 3. Reconnect the UPS to a functioning AC outlet.

What is the red button on cyberpower? ›

Those are circuit breakers. If one of the circuits were to be tripped, that button would be sticking out significantly farther than normal and would need to be pushed back in to reset the circuit.

Can you restart a completely dead battery? ›

“When a vehicle battery dies, the most common solution is to jump-start the battery using jumper cables and another vehicle. However, if proper steps are not taken, there is no guarantee this method won't cause damage to the vehicle,” says David Bennett, AAA's manager for repair systems.

Does unplugging battery reset? ›

On some older cars, disconnecting the battery will reset the system but in most new cars it does nothing, except potentially reset the clock and radio station presets.

How do you factory reset a PC that wont boot? ›

Answer: Follow these simple steps below:
  1. Click on the ''Start'' button in Windows.
  2. Press shift and click on ''Restart''.
  3. The system will guide you through the troubleshooting section.
  4. Click on ''Reset my PC''.
  5. Click on ''Keep my files''.
  6. The system will reboot itself, and factory settings are restored.
Feb 16, 2023

How do I force BIOS to reset? ›

How to reset the BIOS from the BIOS interface
  1. Turn on the computer.
  2. Tap the F2 key several times until Entering Setup appears.
  3. Reset the BIOS to factory defaults. ...
  4. Press the Esc key and select Save and exit or Exit.
  5. Press the Enter key to save all changes and exit the BIOS setup screen.
  6. The computer restarts.
Feb 21, 2023

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