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Hmm ok, anyhow i already ordered a UPS too so that shouldn't be an issue (if its true)

 

Sometimes bad outlets or bad wiring (low quality power being delivered to the PSU) can cause major problems for even the best PSUs. So, if the power is bad to begin with, a brownout could cause major problems.

 

My old HX650 handled a brownout beautifully about 3-4 years ago. The 100W incandescent bulb in my ceiling light fixture looked like a dim night-light, yet my computer was still working just fine. Even my monitor was fine. Of course, my speakers, router and cable modem weren't working during the brownout. :)

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Sometimes bad outlets or bad wiring (low quality power being delivered to the PSU) can cause major problems for even the best PSUs. So, if the power is bad to begin with, a brownout could cause major problems.

My old HX650 handled a brownout beautifully about 3-4 years ago. The 100W incandescent bulb in my ceiling light fixture looked like a dim night-light, yet my computer was still working just fine. Even my monitor was fine. Of course, my speakers, router and cable modem weren't working during the brownout. smile.gif

A UPS will help with all that scenarios though right?
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post #3163 of 3909
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A UPS will help with all that scenarios though right?

 

Yeah, an Uninterruptible Power Supply powers your computer with its batteries when the input power drops too low (or is cut completely). That provides you with enough time to turn the computer off properly. Some people refuse to be without a UPS, even if they pretty much never have any problems with their power. I don't really have a good excuse for not having a UPS, other than it would take up space that I really don't want it taking up.


Edited by TwoCables - 7/7/16 at 10:13am
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post #3164 of 3909
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Yeah, an Uninterruptible Power Supply powers your computer with its batteries when the input power drops too low (or is cut completely). That provides you with enough time to turn the computer off properly. Some people refuse to be without a UPS, even if they pretty much never have any problems with their power. I don't really have a good excuse for not having a UPS, other than it would take up space that I really don't want it to take up.

Great, i just ordered this one https://www.cyberpowersystems.com/products/ups/pfc-sinewave/cp1500pfclcd

Now i gotta figure out how to connect power strips, powerlines , ups and all other devices on just 1 wall plug lol
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post #3165 of 3909
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Great, i just ordered this one https://www.cyberpowersystems.com/products/ups/pfc-sinewave/cp1500pfclcd

Now i gotta figure out how to connect power strips, powerlines , ups and all other devices on just 1 wall plug lol

 

Is that known to be a good UPS? I don't know UPSs. I just know the basic idea of how they work.

 

Are you sure that wall outlet (it's not a plug :P) can handle everything you intend to put on it? You can buy things that you plug in to the wall outlet to get more outlets, but you need to make sure the outlet itself is on a circuit that has enough power. Of course, it's good to make sure the outlet itself can have that much power passing through it.

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FWIW my EVGA 850 P2 and 750 G2 both trip my backup quite frequently so maybe there is something to that claim. My previous Corsair RM 1000 and TX 750 basically never did. Same brand same unit battery backup in the same outlets obv same location. Just my 2 cents

I am having issues with my sig rig and never consider the PSU since it all seems RAM or chipset/cpu related but maybe I should try a different PSU. I would be sad to go back to Corsair units...
Edited by Thoth420 - 7/7/16 at 10:20am
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post #3167 of 3909
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Is that known to be a good UPS? I don't know UPSs. I just know the basic idea of how they work.

Are you sure that wall outlet (it's not a plug tongue.gif) can handle everything you intend to put on it? You can buy things that you plug in to the wall outlet to get more outlets, but you need to make sure the outlet itself is on a circuit that has enough power. Of course, it's good to make sure the outlet itself can have that much power passing through it.

APC and Cyberpower are the best UPS makers yes

you mean an outlet splitter? something like that:



I don't know, its not allowed to use a power strip before or after the UPS, i am not sure if i can use an outlet splitter though....
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post #3168 of 3909
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APC and Cyberpower are the best UPS makers yes

you mean an outlet splitter? something like that:



I don't know, its not allowed to use a power strip before or after the UPS, i am not sure if i can use an outlet splitter though....

 

I'm just trying to make sure that the exact model you bought is known to be good.

 

Anyway, yeah an outlet splitter or a power strip... it doesn't matter. What's wrong with using these things between the UPS and the wall outlet, or between the UPS and the computer? I don't see what the problem is.

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I use a Cyberpower for 1500VA Tower for my main system, router and main display and an APC Backup strip 650 Watts I think for my slave HTPC, Xbox One and TV. They are in separate outlet banks in the same room.
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I'm just trying to make sure that the exact model you bought is known to be good.

Anyway, yeah an outlet splitter or a power strip... it doesn't matter. What's wrong with using these things between the UPS and the wall outlet, or between the UPS and the computer? I don't see what the problem is.

On their website under FAQ it says:

Can I hook up a surge strip to the UPS unit?

Surge strips cannot be installed before OR after the UPS unit. Doing so will void the UPS' warranty. If you require additional units, please upgrade your UPS to a unit that has more outlets.

Well obviously, this is a way to sell bigger UPSes with more outlets right? By prohibiting you to use a 20-30$ powerstrip and force you to purchase a more expensive UPS with more outlets, sounds like marketing but i am not sure
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