So I have a backup battery tied to my main computers (as where I lived prior, it was common to get power surges), this morning the battery in it completely died and so the APC refused to distribute any power to the devices that were plugged in.

Does this sound right to any one else? I thought these type of devices were used with Servers and wouldn't this be a terrible response to a dead battery? All of a sudden your server goes down because the battery died and won't hold a charge... doesn't seem like a logical response to me, but I'm new to these devices (this was my first one) and I am curious if others had similar experiences.