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Cool, thanks. I'll talk to him about these.
So do you think there's something wrong with the backup-UPS unit?

 

I'm not sure either way, but it looks to me that Murlocke knows what he's talking about. That's not to say that you can ignore everything I said. Instead, I'd say that we can combine our posts and result in the solution: replace it with a better one that's more than the recommended minimum and perhaps even more than the 350 VA that is recommended by the PSU calculator. I'd start asking around in a new thread for help with selecting a good UPS.

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Worst case, Amazon has an incredible return policy. If you buy one, and that turns out not to be the case, you can always return it.

My theory is that (at one point) that UPS was able to handle the computer, but 2 years later, not so much. If your power goes out regularly, it will dramatically effect the batteries performance even over a short time of 2 years. My guess is it's not capable of what it's rated for anymore. The more overkill you go, the longer the battery is going to last in these type of houses. If you completely drain a battery over and over, it's going to kill it faster.
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I just skimmed the replies, but haven't seen this mentioned yet-

Most UPS units have two sets of outlets. One is battery protected, the other is just surge protected. The PC has to be plugged into the battery powered outlets.
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I just skimmed the replies, but haven't seen this mentioned yet-

Most UPS units have two sets of outlets. One is battery protected, the other is just surge protected. The PC has to be plugged into the battery powered outlets.

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Very true, I've just noticed it is also advertised as a 'desktop' UPS, so it must be somewhat suitable for the job. I know some sockets on some UPS don't actually connect to the backup power, they just act as an extension cable with surge protection, so I'd have a good look at what's plugged into where and maybe have a mess around. Probably obvious, but it's easily overlooked.

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Thread Starter 
Okay, thanks everyone for your posts, they were all really helpful. I'll talk to my dad about it and see what he wants to do. And to Crazy9000 and Bearybear, I'll make sure it's plugged into the correct socket. biggrin.gif

Thanks all!
 
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post #16 of 17
*gives onoz a big squishy bear hug" :3 I'll send you some spare electrons if the power goes down again biggrin.gif Seriously though, get a generator or solar panels or a wind turbine or something IDK, just go make POWAHHH
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Hahaha... Solar panels and wind turbines are a bit out of our budget tongue.gif
 
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