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Poll Results: Do you use a UPS?

Poll expired: Mar 31, 2011  
  • 37% (30)
    Yes
  • 62% (50)
    No
80 Total Votes  
post #51 of 57
lol buying one is a real smart plan isnt it
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post #52 of 57
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spart View Post
Wow you are asking for it. XD

I will get one soon me thinks. We have them pretty cheap at Best Buy. APC a good brand?
APC and Tripp-Lite are among the best.
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post #53 of 57
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Originally Posted by Chipp View Post
Exactly.

Consumer units are designed to allow you enough time to save work and shutdown when power is lost, but they're also great for brownouts.
Better ones connect directly to your PC via USB. When the UPS kicks in, the computer can start shutting down automatcially.
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post #54 of 57
i have one.
    
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post #55 of 57
will a ups push up my power consumption by much?
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post #56 of 57
I don't have a UPS

I use a surge protector though (Tripp-lite Isobar 4 outlets)
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post #57 of 57
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chipp View Post
I use an APC ES 725. As, troubled, as our power grids are here in Florida it has seen quite a bit of use and always performs well for me.
qft, Florida's power is about as stable as Britney Spears out of rehab.
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