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I dont know where this should go, so I will post it here. I am looking to get a new surge protector/UPS for my rig and 3 Dell P2411H monitors, but am not sure what to get. Anyone with thoughts? It doesnt have to be a UPS also, but it can be.
post #2 of 11
If it doesn't have to be a UPS then that means you don't need battery backup, is that correct? If so, you really don't need anything special, pick up a $10-20 surge protector and go. Anything by a well established brand such as Tripp-Lite would do the job.
post #3 of 11
APC 1500VA UPS or bust. I have 5, they're solid as a rock.
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I was also looking to get a battery backup. My room is carpeted and i dont have any more room on my desk so the only place I would be able to put it is on the carpet....is that safe or should I make a stand for it?
post #5 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by liljoejoe54 View Post
I was also looking to get a battery backup. My room is carpeted and i dont have any more room on my desk so the only place I would be able to put it is on the carpet....is that safe or should I make a stand for it?
All of mine have been on carpet and have been up for years, 0 problems.

Computers, on the other hand, benefit from being off the carpet.
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All of mine have been on carpet and have been up for years, 0 problems.

Computers, on the other hand, benefit from being off the carpet.
Thanks for the reply. My computer is on my desk. I knew not to put the computer on the carpet, I just wasnt sure about the battery. Thanks again.
post #7 of 11
what's your estimated power output?
What's the size and brand of your psu?
The watt rating of a ups is 60 percent of its VA rating.
So to steer clear of any possible problems and unforeseen things that might or might no happen get a ups with a va rating twice the size of your psus watt output. If your psu is 600w get a 1200Va etc etc
post #8 of 11
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850W Corsair TX850 with 3 Dell P2411H monitors.
post #9 of 11
Get a 1600VA OR more one. You should be fine
post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spooony View Post
The watt rating of a ups is 60 percent of its VA rating.
So to steer clear of any possible problems and unforeseen things that might or might no happen get a ups with a va rating twice the size of your psus watt output. If your psu is 600w get a 1200Va etc etc
Actually that's not necessarily true. There's a bit of math involved, but spare yourself the headache and use something like this:

http://www.refurbups.com/UPS-Sizing-Calculator
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