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H15blk Power Conditioner safe with an Active PFC PSU?

post #1 of 6
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I decided to order the H15blk power conditioner as a surge protector and for its AVR for my gaming PC. I'm not worried about a sudden shutdown during a blackout as this is mostly a gaming machine, so I don't care about battery backup. I'm powering my PC with a 1300w EVGA Super Nova G2 Active PFC power supply.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882303008

Is the H15blk okay for a gaming computer? I'm starting to read more and I cannot find anyone who really uses these for a PC.

Would the H15blk be considered pure sine wave since it doesn't switch to battery power, thats my main concern. My PSU needs a pure sine wave compatible unit and I dont want to harm the PSU or worse when the AVR kicks in. Or does that only matter if its a UPS?

Any of the quality UPS's that are pure sine wave are way out of my budget if I wanted to supply my PC with the full 1300w.. Im running dual SLI GPUs so I will be using about 1100w at peak times.

Any advice is appreciated. Thank you thumb.gif
post #2 of 6
Looks like a very decent piece of equipment, nice goodies inside.

h15%20interior.jpg

Any comp should be safe and happy downstream of that.
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post #3 of 6
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Cool. My main concern is the switch off when the AVR kicks in.. This whole Active PFC, pure sine wave thing scares me a little and I'm a total newb when it comes to PSU, ups, etc. I just want to be 100% sure Im doing the best thing without needing to spend $700-$800 bux. I dont want to get a UPS that has a lower wattage than my PSU.

Still waiting on the conditioner, should be here tomorrow.. smile.gif
post #4 of 6
Unless I'm missing something the AVR in that power conditioner has nothing to do with UPS stuff like switch to battery delay and squared wave output.

If you don't mind losing content in blackouts this device is good protection and conditioning for a comp.
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post #5 of 6
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Yes, that's exactly my question. I don't care about losing content, I don't think I've ever even remember when I had a true blackout. Its just that I live on top of a restaurant, across the street from a bumping club and a few other electricity hogging places right near me. The electric does dim for a second sometimes and I think its definitely time to protect my stuff a little better. My 10 year old cyberpower surge protector is not gonna cut it anymore.

I found a $500 1350w UPS but that required a 20 amp plug which I cannot change because I rent and it would be against code if I just changed outlets and not the wire awg too in the wall. If something happened I would prob get blamed.. lol.

I dont think the AVR in their works like a UPS either but I just want to be 100% sure before I go plugging everything in. Thanks again for your feedback.
Edited by deereynolds - 10/17/13 at 1:58pm
post #6 of 6
Any decent AVR will be a constant on type deal, so no worries about switching.
   
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