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Hi, I have a question.

I know that someone is not supposed to ran speakers off of a UPS because UPS are not designed for that kind of device.

My question is, will it hurt my speakers and/or UPS if I connect the speakers to the battery and as soon as the battery starts working I turn the speakers off?

Don't ask why but I have to connect my Logitech 5.1 surround to the battery of my UPS so I wanted to ask if I can potentially damage anything by doing that.

No issue. I have my Yamaha stereo plugged into the UPS and the speakers are driven from that. I have an optical cable between my PC and the stereo. No problems in the two and one half years I have set it up that way. I have plenty of 'reserve' capacity in my UPS (full sine wave).
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I read over the OP but I'm still not very confident to pick a UPS. Could someone suggest something to run my sig rig and at least 2 monitors on.
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I read over the OP but I'm still not very confident to pick a UPS. Could someone suggest something to run my sig rig and at least 2 monitors on.

Please let me know where you can buy from and your power requirements in watts (I assume seeing as you've read through the OP, you've worked out your power requirements. If not, go back and work it out).
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Please let me know where you can buy from and your power requirements in watts (I assume seeing as you've read through the OP, you've worked out your power requirements. If not, go back and work it out).
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Some methods include adding the manufacturer wattage consumption (if specified) of each device, estimating, or using a device such as a kill-a-watt to measure power draw from the wall.
The monitors are easy to figure out, but how do I figure out my power usage for my PC especially with overclocked components. I'll be consuming more wattage than manufacture specified. Am I going to have to just grab a "kill-a-watt" and see what it's drawing from the outlet?
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Some methods include adding the manufacturer wattage consumption (if specified) of each device, estimating, or using a device such as a kill-a-watt to measure power draw from the wall.
The monitors are easy to figure out, but how do I figure out my power usage for my PC especially with overclocked components. I'll be consuming more wattage than manufacture specified. Am I going to have to just grab a "kill-a-watt" and see what it's drawing from the outlet?

Either grab a kill-a-watt, or give me your best guess. From looking at your rig though, any of these models would be OK: http://www.cyberpowersystems.com/products/ups-systems/pfc-sinewave-series.html
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Either grab a kill-a-watt, or give me your best guess. From looking at your rig though, any of these models would be OK: http://www.cyberpowersystems.com/products/ups-systems/pfc-sinewave-series.html
I saw THIS simulated sine UPS on sale HERE.
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I saw THIS simulated sine UPS on sale HERE.

Yes that's fine smile.gif
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Ahhh, just looked up my PSU and it has PFC. I'll find something without simulated sine.
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Ahhh, just looked up my PSU and it has PFC. I'll find something without simulated sine.

Any half decent PSU has active PFC. Step wave UPSes are not flat out going to just not work with such a PSU, but can reduce efficiency. Note though that the step wave is only when on battery power. When on mains/AC the UPS is bypassing its inverter entirely and thus you are receiving the power as sinusoidal as the power company is distributing it.

These are good and well priced pure sine units: www.cyberpowersystems.com/products/ups-systems/pfc-sinewave-series.html
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Hi, can anyone help me with a question that I cant find a answer to anywhere on the net......

Does the surge protection wear out in UPS's like with surge protectors??

I have a Belkin 1200va with AVR UPS thats about 6 yrs old now and its coming up to its 2nd batt change. But if the surge protection is worn out, there's no point replacing the batts, or can I plug the UPS into a surge protector?
Edited by phil2014 - 3/6/14 at 4:25pm
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