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Can anyone help me select a UPS for my system? I just need it to carry for 5-10 minutes; enough that I can shut it down after a black out. Thanks.
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post #2 of 5
I just purchased 3 of these for work (to add to the 2 XS models we already had).

http://www.quill.com/apc-ups-systems/cbs/244276.html

I have my sig rig, 3xU2311H's, and a WD Caviar Black 1.5TB in an external enclosure connected to it and it says it has 23 minutes of run time.

I bought these based on the fact that the 2 XS models we have are a couple of years old, and haven't failed yet. I know they're not cheap, but with the power losses we get during the stormy season, they're well worth it. This newer model helps keep the voltage fluctuations regulated (so they say)

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

Rich
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post #3 of 5
I don't have a specific model to recommend, but like the guy above me, I'd recommend an APC unit as well. My workplace makes EXTENSIVE use of APC branded UPS units and they do their job well (they are used to backup large and expensive scientific instruments).

I also have a tiny unit for my sig and its perfect for the split-second power outtages. For a full blackout though, it only gives me a couple minutes to shut everything down..
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Out of curiosity, do ups get hot? I was wanting to mount it to the side of my case so that it would all be one unit, and then mount castors to the bottom to be able to move it around.

Thanks for the help, Rich.

EDIT: looking at that unit, I think I want more run time than 13 minutes. Unfortunately they double in price to get any better than that. Hmmmm.
Edited by esp42089 - 8/11/11 at 11:03pm
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post #5 of 5
I wouldn't say it gets hot...but it is warmer than ambient.

I don't think you're going to be mounting this to your case. It's fairly good sized.

When I get to work tomorrow (today), I'll run some stress tests to max out my consumption and see what kind of run times i get from the UPS. I know I wasn't pushing anywhere near the limits. The nice thing about these is they give real-time readouts of power usage and corresponding run time in event of an outage. Plus, if you're in an area that has a lot of brown-outs, you can set the sensitivity of the voltage regulator.

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