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Any recommendations on a good cheap ups?

After some idiot flicked off the power switch last night, I am considering greater protection for my pc.
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post #2 of 9
You mean a surge protector? UPS is a delivery company.

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You mean a surge protector? UPS is a delivery company.
Ups stands for uninterrupted power supply. It protects from surges and has a backup battery to power computer in case of a power outage. As far as a good brand. I am clueless. But it will be a pretty penny to pay for just the back up battery part. A surge protector will (if you have a nice one) will provide required protection. And crashing damage should be minimal from an outage. So weigh that on what you want. If the back up battery is worth it. It depends on how big of a power supply you have and how much you need to power. So calculate the power consumption of your rig and figure the size you have. I would. But I am on tapatalk. :/
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Ahh, my parents used to own a business and we had 4 computers that each had one.
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Ahh, my parents used to own a business and we had 4 computers that each had one.
I only learned about these recently.
post #6 of 9

In this case, I don't know if you can get good and cheap together.

I've always used and recommended APC, although I did run into a bad unit last year. I returned it though, and used the money to buy a better model. That'll teach me to buy the one on sale at Sam's Club.



I know the reviews are mixed (once you account for user-error), but I haven't had a problem with any of 3 units.

I now have one of these at home, and have 2 more at my office. We've had power outages/brownouts several times this season, and I haven't had a single problem. It did it's job each time. I know the 2 at work have registered outages, but never when I was there, so nothing was turned on.

Just my 2c worth...hope it helps,

Rich
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APC is what they use at my work. They use giant 2000w rack mount to back up servers.
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APC is what they use at my work. They use giant 2000w rack mount to back up servers.
Those are great...I'd love to have one, but they cost an arm and a leg.

Rich
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post #9 of 9
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Those are great...I'd love to have one, but they cost an arm and a leg.

Rich
Oh I know. We just moved a software lab from one building to the other and the contractors fried one of the units...It was just the controller for a 20,000 watt system, no batteries. If batteries had been in it they would have had to replace a probably about $30,000 worth of equipment.
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