Thank you for purchasing the AEG UPS PROTECT
HOME. from AEG Power Solutions.
Safety information and operating instructions are
included in this manual. To ensure correct use of the
UPS, please read this manual thoroughly before
operating it. Save this manual properly.
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These operating instructions will help you to install and
operate the Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) PROTECT
HOME., safely and properly, and for its intended purpose.
These operating instructions contain important information
necessary to avoid dangers during operation.
Please read these instructions carefully prior to
These operating instructions are a composite part of
PROTECT HOME. The operator of this unit is obliged to
communicate these instructions to all personnel transporting
or starting PROTECT HOME. or performing maintenance or
any other work on the unit.
These operating instructions comply with the current technical
specifications of PROTECT HOME. at the time of publication.
The contents do not constitute a subject matter of the
contract, but serve for information purposes only.
Warranty and Liability
We reserve the right to alter any specifications given in these
operating instructions, especially with regard to technical data
and operation.
Claims in connection with supplied goods must be submitted
within eight days of receipt, along with the packing slip.
Subsequent claims cannot be considered.
The warranty does not apply for damage caused by noncompliance with these instructions (such damage also
includes damaging the "Q.A." warranty seal). AEG will accept
no liability for consequential damage. AEG will rescind all
obligations such as warranty agreements, service contracts,
etc. entered into by AEG and its representatives without prior
notification in the event of maintenance and repair work being
carried out with anything other than original AEG spare parts
or spare parts purchased by AEG.
PROTECT HOME. is designed and constructed so that all
necessary steps for start-up and operation can be performed
without any internal manipulation of the unit. Maintenance and
repair work may only be performed by trained and qualified
If you still have questions after having read these operating
instructions, please contact your dealer or our "Hotline":
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Important Safety Instructions
Read these operating instructions carefully prior to
commissioning of the PROTECT HOME. UPS and observe
the safety instructions!
Only use the unit if it is in a technically perfect condition and
always in accordance with its intended purpose, while being
aware of safety and danger aspects, and in accordance with
the operating instructions! Immediately eliminate any faults
which could be detrimental to safety.
The following pictograms are used in these operating
instructions to identify dangers and important information:
Identifies risk of fatal injury to the operator.
Identifies risk of injury and risk of damage to the
unit and parts of the unit.
Useful and important hints for the operation of the
Safety Instructions for PROTECT HOME.
This chapter contains important instructions for the UPS
PROTECT HOME. These must be followed during assembly,
operation and maintenance of the uninterruptible power
supply and the batteries.
The UPS carries high voltage. Danger! The unit
may only be opened by trained and qualified
personnel. Repairs may only be carried out by
qualified customer service staff!
The output may be live, even if the UPS is not
connected to the mains supply, as the UPS has
its own internal power supply (battery)!
For health and safety reasons, the unit must be
earthed correctly!
PROTECT HOME. may only be operated with or connected to
a 230 VAC mains with protective grounding using a mains
connection cable with PE conductor (included in the delivery) that
has been tested in accordance with German standards (VDE).
Danger! Risk of burning!
The battery has powerful short-circuit currents.
Incorrect connection or isolation faults can lead to
melting of the plug connections, sparking potential
and severe burns!
The unit has a warning signal that sounds when
the battery voltage of PROTECT HOME. is
exhausted or when the UPS is not working in its
normal mode.
Observe the following safety instructions to
ensure permanent operational safety of and
safe work with the UPS:
♦ Do not dismantle the UPS!
(The UPS does not contain any parts which require
regular maintenance. Bear in mind that the warranty
will be invalidated if the unit is opened!)
♦ Do not install the unit in direct sunshine or in close
proximity of heaters!
♦ The unit is designed to be installed inside in heated
rooms. Never install the UPS in the vicinity of water or
in an excessively damp environment!
♦ Condensation may occur if the UPS is brought from a
cold environment into the room where it is to be
installed. The UPS must be absolutely dry prior to startup. As a result, leave it to acclimatise for at least two
♦ Never connect the mains input to the UPS output!
♦ Ensure that no fluids or foreign bodies can penetrate
the UPS!
♦ Do not block the side air vents of the unit! Keep
children away from the unit and ensure that objects are
never inserted through the vents!
♦ Do not connect household appliances such as
hairdryers to the UPS!
♦ The mains connection should be near the unit and
easily accessible to facilitate disconnecting the AC
input or pulling out the plug!
♦ During operation, do not disconnect the mains
connection cable from the UPS or from the socket
outlet in the building (shockproof socket), otherwise the
protective grounding of the UPS and all the loads
connected to it will be cancelled.
Danger! Electric shocks!
Even after the mains voltage has been
disconnected, the components within the UPS
remain connected to the battery and can thus
cause electric shocks. It is therefore imperative
to disconnect the battery circuit before carrying
out any maintenance or repair work!
If it is necessary to replace the battery or carry
out maintenance work, this must be done by or
under the supervision of a person familiar with
batteries and the necessary safety precautions!
Only authorised persons are allowed in the
vicinity of the batteries!
When replacing the battery, the following must be observed:
Only ever use identical maintenance-free sealed lead
batteries with the same data as the original battery.
Danger! Explosive!
Never throw batteries into open fire. Never open
or damage batteries. Electrolyte may leak out
and damage skin and eyes. It may be toxic!
Batteries can cause electric shocks and high
short-circuit currents.
Therefore, take the following safety precautions when working
with batteries:
♦ Take off watches, rings and other metallic objects!
♦ Always use tools with insulated handles!
For personal safety reasons, never switch on the
main switch when the mains connector of
PROTECT HOME. is disconnected!
System Description
PROTECT HOME. is an uninterruptible power
supply (UPS) for essential loads such as personal
computers (PCs), satellite TV’s, telecommunication
equipment and similar devices. It consists of:
♦ Mains filter in the mains input incl. mains energy back
feed protection
♦ Battery charger for charging the battery
♦ Battery as energy storage medium for bridging mains
failures (for supplying the inverter)
♦ Inverter for the supply of connected loads with
alternating voltage in case of power failure
♦ Switch device to switch the loads onto the inverter in
case of power failure
The UPS is connected to a shockproof socket between the
public utility's mains and the loads to be protected.
Under normal operating conditions, i.e. if PROTECT HOME. is
supplied with mains voltage, the battery charger will ensure that
the battery is always completely charged. In this case the
connected loads are supplied via the line filter, with offers a
effective protection against mains over voltage and mains
voltage peaks.
In the event of a mains failure PROTECT HOME. supplies
voltage until the battery is discharged, allowing you to shut
down your IT system properly and switch it off. The standby
time mainly depends on the connected loads. If the mains
power supply is back to normal values, the UPS will switch
back the loads to mains supply. The battery charger will then
recharge the battery.
For safety reasons (as required by German standards, VDE),
the mains input in the unit will be disconnected by a two-pole
switch in the event of a mains failure. Energy back feed to the
mains and voltage supply to the pins of the mains connector
are thus reliably avoided.
UPS overview
Connections, Operation / Display Elements:
Top view
Power switch of the UPS
(mains switch)
Green LED:
Normal / power mode
Yellow LED:
Battery mode
Red LED:
Warning / failure
Surge protected only
receptacles (without UPS
Battery power supplied
receptacles (with UPS
protection, e.g. power
Side view
Mains line for UPS with
shockproof socket
(230 Vac)
Input circuit breaker (press
button after possible
execution = reset
Overload protection for
SAT TV / SAT receiver,
Overload protection
telephone / fax / modem,
RJ11 connector
RS232 communication
interface (Sub-D9)
USB interface
Type power
600 VA / 300 W
Input voltage
230 Vac ( 1ph~ / N / PE )
Input voltage range
without battery mode
(auto selection)
50 / 60 Hz ± 5 Hz
power consumption
3.0 A max.
Rated output voltage
230 Vac
Rated output voltage
in battery mode
in battery mode
50 / 60 Hz ± 1 Hz
Default setting: 50 Hz
Transfer time
at mains outage
2 – 6 ms (typical)
output power rate
(at 230 Vac)
2.6 A
Output Waveform
Approximately sine wave
Sealed, maintenance-free (A-brand)
Battery type / amount
1221 W / 1 battery
back up time at
nominal load / half load
~ 3 min. / ~ 8 min.
deep discharge /
overload protection
Recharge time (to
90% of rated capacity)
USB and RS232
for status and measurement levels
Shutdown software
For all popular operating systems
(e.q. Windows, Linux, Mac) on CD
+ 6% / - 10%
Overload and short circuit protection
Surge protection for
- Telephone, fax, modem (RJ11)
- SAT-receiver (F-connector)
AC mode
Green LED
Backup mode
Yellow LED
Acoustic alarm
Backup mode
Sounding every 5 seconds
Sounding every second
Battery replacement
Fault UPS
General data
Sounding 2 times per seconds
Continuously sounding
Size W x H x D
125 mm x 85 mm x 300 mm
3.5 kg
temperature range
0° - 40°C
Relative humidity
20% – 90 %
Protection type
IP 20
Audible noise
(1 m distance)
< 40dB (A)
4 shockproof sockets
(1 x with surge protection /
3 x additional UPS outlets)
The PROTECT HOME. complies with the product norm EN 50091.
The CE symbol on the unit certifies the compliance to the EG
guidelines for 73/23 EEC low voltage and for 89/336 EEC
electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), when following the
installation instructions in the manual.
For the 73/23 EEC low voltage guidelines
Reference number
EN 62040-1-1 : 2003
For 89/336-EMV guidelines
Reference number
EN 50091-2 : 1995
EN 61000-3-2 : 1995
EN 61000-3-3 : 1995
This is a class A – UPS product. In a domestic
environment, this product may cause radio
interference, in which case, the user may be
required to take additional measures.
Set-Up and Operation
Installing the UPS is as easy as following the steps shown.
Remove the UPS from its packaging and inspect it for
damage that may have occurred during shipping. If any
damage is discovered, repack the unit and return it to the
place of purchase.
Install the UPS unit in any protected environment that
provides adequate airflow around the unit which is free
from excessive dust, corrosive fumes and conductive
Do not use the UPS in environments with high temperatures
or humidity.
The PROTECT HOME is shipped from the factory with its
internal battery fully charged, however, some power may be
lost during shipping and the battery should be recharged prior
to use. Plug the unit into an appropriate power supply and
allow the UPS to charge fully by leaving it plugged in for at
least 8 to 10 hours with no load (no electrical devices such as
computers, monitors, etc.).
> 8 hours
Computer connection
Connect one computer-related device into one of the battery
supplied receptacles on the top of UPS. PROTECT HOME.
provides four receptacles, three battery supplied receptacles
and one surge protected only receptacles (marked “Battery
Connection of peripheral devices
An additional outlet (marked “Surge Only”) with protection
against over load (but without UPS protection) allows the
supply of additional peripheral devices. Especially powerful
loads should be connected here. Keep in mind that these
receptacles do not provide any power during a power failure.
Do not plug heaters or other large electrical
device with high power consumption into the UPS.
The power demands of these devices will
overload and can execute the input fuse of the
Modem / Phoneline Connection
Plug incoming internet line into the “In” socket at the side
panel of the PROTECT HOME.
Incoming phone,
fax, modem line
Use one more internet line cable and plug one end of the
internet line cable to the “Out” socket at the side panel of the
Satellite TV protection
Connect the incoming antenna line with the F connectors
(optional via adapter plugs IEC) in the “IN” socket on the rear
of your PROTECT HOME. Use the second antenna line and
connect the “Out” socket with the Receiver, Decoder, TV, etc.
USB and serial cable (computer) connection
To allow for unattended system shutdown for your operating
system, connect the USB or the RS232 serial cable (both part
of the packing) as shown below. For the USB serial cable just
simply plug into the UPS and PC.
RS232 connector
The connection vie the USB connector will be auto detected.
Turn On/Off
To turn on the PROTECT HOME., press the on/off switch.
To turn off the PROTECT HOME., press the on/off switch
DC Start Function
The DC Start Function enables UPS to be started up when
AC utility power is not available and battery is fully charged.
Just simply press the power switch to turn on the UPS.
To protect yourself never switch on the main
switch when the PROTECT HOME. is not
connected to the mains.
Deep discharge protection
The UPS provides a deep discharge protection function. To
protect the battery the deep discharge protection is activated
before the battery is completely discharged.
Battery removal
Battery replacement should be performed by
qualified service personnel.
Keep unauthorized persons away from the
Disconnect all power sources before battery replacement.
Follow Fig. 1 below to remove the screws located on the
bottom of the UPS to open the battery cover.
Fig. 1
After removing the battery cover, gently extract batteries from
the case. Follow Fig. 2.
Fig. 2
Disconnect the two connecting wires from the batterie and
replace with the same battery type (Fig. 3)
Fig. 3
Replace the batteries following the inverse sequence.
Take care to connect the “+” and “-“ poles correctly.
Shutdown- and UPS management software
The "CompuWatch" software specially developed for these
purposes by AEG continuously checks the mains supply and
the UPS status.
In conjunction with the "intelligent" UPS, this ensures that the
availability of IT components and data security are guranteed.
The "CompuWatch" shutdown software supports different
operating systems: Windows 98SE/ME, Windows NT/2000/
XP, Linux, Novell NetWare, IBM AIX, HP-UX, SUN Solaris,
Mac OS X, and others.
Refer to the manual on the CD for details about installing the
software on the various operating systems. Download
updates via www.AEGpartnernet.com >> PRODUCTS >>
Software >> CompuWatch.
Trouble shooting
Yellow LED is
UPS not connected
lighting, but audible properly to the mains.
alarm is heard
Connect the UPS
according to the
installation guide.
UPS is functioning UPS overload.
but audible alarm is
heard periodically.
Verify that the load
matches the UPS
capacity specified in the
lost between UPS
and Computer.
Software not installed
Check the setting of the
Cable is not properly
Check if the RS232 or
USB cable is firmly
connected to the
COM1/COM“ or USB of
the computer and confirm
the setting.
Red LED is
Hardware error in the
lighting, alarm is
heard continuously.
Contact dealer!
If any abnormal situations occur that are not listed above,
please call the service centre immediately or contact our
hotline (see page 4)
Guarantee certificate
Type: …….…………………......................................................
Serial-no.: ……………………..……………...............................
Date of purchase: …………….............……………………........
Trading stamp / Signature
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
AEG Power Solutions GmbH
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59581 Warstein-Belecke
Operating Instructions UPS
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