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Poll: Do you use a battery backup (UPS)?

Poll Results: Do you use an uninterruptable power supply (UPS)??

 
  • 36% (27)
    I use a UPS
  • 60% (44)
    I do not use a UPS
  • 2% (2)
    I don't even know what that is!
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post #1 of 50
Thread Starter 
So it's raining and lightening here ... and I just started thinking ... how many of you use a batter backup/UPS device in case of a power outage?

I'm thinking about getting one.
    
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post #2 of 50
not me!!! but i cant remember the last time my ish went out probably somewhere around 15 years ago
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post #3 of 50
nope, it is overkill

You should only need one for a server.
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post #4 of 50
Thats why you have home owners insurance or your parents do. My house got struck by lightening and we lost, 3 TVs, a dvd player, our air conditioner, the furnace and we also got hail damage on our roof. All of that was replaced with insurance money!!! INSURANCE FTW!!!
post #5 of 50
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ern2428 View Post
not me!!! but i cant remember the last time my ish went out probably somewhere around 15 years ago
Well all it takes is one time to make you wish you'd got one ...

    
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post #6 of 50
I have one, but not on my main rig anymore. My rig started to draw too much power , it was a cheapo. Now on a backup up at home.
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post #7 of 50
I use and love mine. Especially when we've got hurricanes coming through, the power will just blink off and then come back a few seconds later, but it might do that 4 or 5 times in an hour. Incredibly useful to have a backup UPS.
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post #8 of 50
I use an UPS and many times it has saved me from potentially loosing work or progress in games. And it's not just about backup capability, there's surge and brownout protection to be considered as well. I wouldn't run my rig without one.
    
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post #9 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by wire View Post
Thats why you have home owners insurance or your parents do. My house got struck by lightening and we lost, 3 TVs, a dvd player, our air conditioner, the furnace and we also got hail damage on our roof. All of that was replaced with insurance money!!! INSURANCE FTW!!!
What about after you process the claims and your premiums go up!!!!!!!! Forgot about that part....
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post #10 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stillhouse View Post
... there's surge and brownout protection to be considered as well. I wouldn't run my rig without one.
Same reason I have one on every rig in the house. The keep steady power to your rig, no spikes or dips.
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