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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 #31 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by version2 View Post
I have one. Does it work? No.

Whenever I have a surge, the UPS shuts off all power, beeps twice, and turns back on. Annoying.
THe beeping denotes one of the following:
not enough charge stored in the battery
bad batter (can't hold enough charge for operation
too many devices connected to the UPS. You should only connect your monitor and PSU to it, as these are the essential devices for a system shutdown in case of power failure. I troubleshoot these at work sometimes (linux and unix servers) and the most common reason for beeping is that people have other devices connected, so this overloads it.
I'll ask 'what is connected to the UPS?'
The respond:
My server, monitor, curling iron, mini-fridge
JK, but you get the idea.
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post #32 of 50
UPS for me!

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post #33 of 50
I have one on my main rig (It is so old that it will only supply around 30 seconds of power, enough to get things shut down though). I also have one big one for my folding farm, as those get cranky if not shut down properly.
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post #34 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boris4ka View Post
Surge protectors are good enough for me (because I'm cheap like that). I have a 200W max surge protector plugged into another 200W surge protector, each of them was $5 from a corner store. I think my 2 monitors, printer, computer, stereo, lamp, phone, TV, and some other stuff draw more than 200W though, but as long as it works, I don't care.
Lol that's a neat idea, make a uber surge protector out of cheap ones. It sounds good, but me thinks there might be a technical flaw in that plan or something
post #35 of 50
I have 2 2500VA UPS's (ex server room UPS's with replaced batteries) on my two main computers. A little 600VA UPS on my home entertainment center and my 600VA ups on my Wifi router battery just died.

Also, on my house mains, I have an industrial surge suppressor.

I have no faith in power delivery to residential.
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post #36 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dezixn View Post
Lol that's a neat idea, make a uber surge protector out of cheap ones. It sounds good, but me thinks there might be a technical flaw in that plan or something
No lol it's a horrible idea. First of all it says not to plug a surge protector into another surge protector. Second, each of those is max 200W, so if you max-load the one that's plugged into the other, the other won't work. But I am exceeding the capacities for sure and it's still working :/ might be dangerous..
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post #37 of 50
Can anyone answer post 21? Thanks
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post #38 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by kennymester View Post
Can anyone answer post 21? Thanks
I don't think your rig uses all 750W, and a monitor (LCD) uses up to around 85W. I think a 650W would suffice.
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post #39 of 50
On this page which one would be the best?

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I have a hundred dollar certificate and I don't know what else I would buy at bestbuy.
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post #40 of 50
Mine was given to me, well with dead batteries. It had 2 6volt's in it, I picked up 2 12v's, wired them in parallel. Last time I checked, it kept my monitor and computer going for 17 mins. I love it because our power fluxuates all the time during storms, and when there isn't a storm cloud in site. Our utilities suck, but with my UPS it's awesome. I love it when a storm comes around and we loose power for 5 secs, my computer is still happy .

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