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    Cyberpower PR2200ELCDRT2U
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    APC Smart-UPS 2200VA LCD 230V
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post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Hi,

I am about to buy a new UPS and am between the following 2 units:

Cyberpower PR2200ELCDRT2U
http://eu.cyberpowersystems.com/products/ups_systems/pr_lcd/pr2200elcdrt2u.htm

APC Smart-UPS 2200VA LCD 230V
http://www.apc.com/products/resource/include/techspec_index.cfm?base_sku=SMT2200I&total_watts=50

The Cyberpower choice meets exactly my criteria BUT i was informed that its technical support stops with the warranty expiry. After that I will have to buy a new unit if something occurs.

On the other hand, the APC solution is 50%more expensive, a LOT heavier (~50Kgrs) and has? noise issues with its fan.

If any of you owns or just knows anything about these 2 UPS units I would appreciate your feedback, especially regarding reliability, quality, noise AND power consumption when at standby mode (plugged but with no load)

Thank you!
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post #2 of 7
APC actually makes real UPS systems, what I mean about that is units up to 1000kW for use in data centers and other mission critical facilities.

I'm in data center development / construction / equipment integration and would recommend APC over Cyberpower.

Edit

After comparing the specs for the two, I stand by my recommendation for the APC unit.
Edited by mtbiker033 - 3/9/12 at 8:57am
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post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mtbiker033 View Post

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Edit
After comparing the specs for the two, I stand by my recommendation for the APC unit.

Thanks for your input!
What exactly is the spec of APC that makes it better than Cyberpower? Unfortunately APC does not have a telephone line protection for example... IMHO this model series is more office use oriented.

Please note that I need about 1500w, so the extra wattage of the APC is not really necessary to me...

On the other hand I have heard that APC UPS consume quite a lot of power when on standby mode (under no load) which is something i have to verify of course...

Again, thanks!
Edited by ElGreco - 3/9/12 at 10:00am
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post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
APC versus CYBERPOWER...
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post #5 of 7
I would go with apc because of their reliability and long term support. I've had clients with REALLY old models whose batteries' wouldn't hold a charge anymore. APC's policy is to allow a discounted unit upgrade via their online system. This is a really great way to stay up to date. I believe they recommend changing batteries every 3 years or so.

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post #6 of 7
Without question I would choose APC over cyberpower.
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post #7 of 7
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I appreciate your answers, but i would also appreciate the arguments you base your answers on thumb.gif
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