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post #11 of 19
I recommend going APC.
I have a smaller one for my pc, but we use them at work for our Electrical Control Panels and they come with a very nice warranty that protects anything connected to the UPS' surge protection + a 3 year standard warranty on the product itself. They also as stated usually put 1/2 of the outlets on the UPS on surger protection also.

Here's one that should be plenty http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-419-_-Product.

It only will give you 3 minutes under full load, and 164 minutes under idle conditions.

Read on APC's Equipment Protection Policy
http://www.apc.com/support/service/e...ion_policy.cfm
Edited by BigFrank - 2/10/11 at 8:06pm
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post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by drka0tic View Post
I agree with the rest you definitely need at a minimum 1000VA to be safe and also allow you for a little expansion.
Always check slickdeals.net as they are always posting special deals. There was a BelkinPureAV 1500VA going for $300 (50% off) just yesterday. I myself like APC, however their better models are a bit pricey.
If your budget is low, CyberPower will be your best bet.
If you like the one that louze001 posted, they have it on sale in Costco for $140.
HERE And it comes with a travel surge protector.
Thats a nice price. The tax, member charge, shipping kinda kills it. (for me)
    
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Wow thanks guys thats.

Going to be a bit more costly than I had originally anticipated but I think it will be a good investment.

The cyber power looks like a good deal however I've heard more than one source suggest APC as the brand to go with. I'll search around a bit more now that I know specifically what to look for.

I really appreciate the info!
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post #14 of 19
APC has nice features, but their replacement batteries are proprietary and expensive. Think of them like the Apple of the UPS world. Except that APC lets you change the battery on your own.
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Except that APC lets you change the battery on your own.
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APC has nice features, but their replacement batteries are proprietary and expensive. Think of them like the Apple of the UPS world. Except that APC lets you change the battery on your own.
Phaedrus FTW, I was waiting to see what you had to say about this, I've always enjoyed reading your insightful comments. And no, this is the one time i'm complimenting someone and being sincere.

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post #17 of 19
I have used many BR1500s in my time. I haven't had the new 'G' model below, but you can't go wrong with APC.

http://www.apc.com/resource/include/...se_sku=BR1500G
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That cyber power one looks really good tbh and it's a rather reasonable price for what it is. Remember if you connect too much kit up to this it will blow the UPS. Kinda like putting too much gear in your rig and blowing your PSU.

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I have to correct you there, all UPS's should have overload protections, I've yet to see one without
It normally give you a loud long beep when close to max output and will shutdown before frying itself
Same for PSU's, although there are more likely PSU's without short/overload protection, most decent branded PSU's have it

I had some 600va UPS that had overload protection, I would expect a UPS > 1Kva to have overload protection
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post #19 of 19
APC, had the same one on 3 different builds for years, batteries are fairly standard (same as some motorized scooters) easily changed out... only had to change it once so far... as far as how big, they are all rated for wall current, thats not really an issue one way or the other, just need to computer your "up time" in the event of a current failure... couple mins or an hour and what all will be on it? That decision will determine your price point.
 
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