Yesterday I got APC Smart-UPS 750VA (made in Philippine) from Islamabad near Khyber plaza for Rs. 13000 with a local warranty of 1 year and battery 1/2 year. How can I check that the UPS i got is a genuine APC Smart UPS not a fake one. What should i do to check whether the ups components and the battery is original APC. I heard from some people that some shopkeepers change the original battery and install a cheap poor quality battery in the UPS and sale it on relatively cheaper prices.
Also I need to know what are the UPS first usage instructions / precautions. Is battery first needed a full charge before use.
You all are requested to share your expertise and help me in this regard