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Originally Posted by Kaldari;13682482 
I don't have experience with that surge protector, but it's hard to go wrong with APC.

I heard that these things don't give 100% protection from lightning strikes though. They're more meant for line fluctuations or other lesser problems.

Well, I would get a UPS but they're a bit cost prohibitive for me currently.
I also have an Active PFC PSU, so that makes my selection a little slimmer. tongue.gif
post #62 of 75
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Originally Posted by Kaldari;13682482 
I don't have experience with that surge protector, but it's hard to go wrong with APC.

I heard that these things don't give 100% protection from lightning strikes though. They're more meant for line fluctuations or other lesser problems. I'd imagine it will give you some level of protection from them though, as long as it didn't hit your lines very close.

Nothing reasonably affordable (to the average budget of $200) can provide 100% protection from a direct lightning strike. I have personally observed what a direct lightning strike does to 18awg wire. It ends up in a puddle on the ground.
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I picked up one of these cheap on ebay for my servers, installed a new battery pack and it has never let me down. They are the best I have ever used.
[ame="http://www.amazon.com/APC-Smart-UPS-SUA2200RM2U-2200VA-Rackmount/dp/B0000A0BPG/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1306787219&sr=8-8"]Amazon.com: APC Smart-UPS SUA2200RM2U 2200VA USB and Serial 2U Rackmount UPS System: Electronics[/ame]
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Originally Posted by Taylornator;13689529 
I picked up one of these cheap on ebay for my servers, installed a new battery pack and it has never let me down. They are the best I have ever used.
Amazon.com: APC Smart-UPS SUA2200RM2U 2200VA USB and Serial 2U Rackmount UPS System: Electronics

Being built for server though does it have a massively loud fan that runs all the time?
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That has nothing to do with it. Fans turn on when there is sufficient thermal justification. It depends on the design/layout of the UPS, not if it's running a refrigerator or a server.

Mine happens to have a single 24v fan that runs when the current passing through the UPS exceeds a threshold, or it's charging or on battery. Most are that way.
 
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Originally Posted by systemlayers;13651054 
Lightning Strike?

We left it on while we went on a trip, came back it was dead. There were some storms so yes i assume lighting.

Ive also lost data before...
Deffinatly get a UPS.
    
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Well I'm just wondering because i am leaning towards putting my next cash flow towards 2 quality cyberpower units and am very obsessive about noise (my current rig probably sits around 11-12db idle).
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Well I'm just wondering because i am leaning towards putting my next cash flow towards 2 quality cyberpower units and am very obsessive about noise (my current rig probably sits around 11-12db idle).

what are you looking for? Something to protect your equipment against surges or something to help you with regular occurring brown outs and dirty power?
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Well I'm just wondering because i am leaning towards putting my next cash flow towards 2 quality cyberpower units and am very obsessive about noise (my current rig probably sits around 11-12db idle).

Look at the size of the fans. My 5U has an 80mm fan. the APC standalone UPS (consumer sizes) usually have 40mm fans. 40mm fan noise is more irritating than slow 80mm fan noise. Unless the UPS is huge, I wouldn't worry about it. Do you really care how much noise it makes when the power goes out? It'll be beeping at you to let you know, and that alarm will most certainly be in the 50-60db range.

As to your self given db rating, i'm calling your bluff. The "average" anechoic room is in the 10-20db range. Your rig is fanless and inside an anechoic chamber?
 
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At night my room is next to an anechoic chamber, basement concrete walls, sound proofed, triple pane windows etc. It's not that good no. But it's just within my hearing and actually when my fans are down all I can hear is my damned hard drive at night (will be moving to server soon). I was just making sure that the unit I get doesn't make any noise unless the power goes out. That is correct for basically any unit right? Even the huge 2U units? Or when they recharge I assume. I am going to be building a huge array soon on my new server and i'm thinking i should overkill the UPS so it can run at least 30 min in case a rebuild occurs during power outage.
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