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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-08-2018, 08:24 PM - Thread Starter
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UPS Recommendation

What are the chances that common surge protector from WalMart won't be able to handle your average power outage event caused by bad weather with lighting, etc? Some tech. folks say having a UPS is vital for hardware safety. Are there other advantages to having a UPS? I only want to get one for safety without expectation that the charge will last more than just a few minutes to give me time to correctly power down the rig. Which UPS would you recommend (on the budget, but worth buying for my needs) ?


P.S. Didn't I make a similar thread just several hours ago..?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-08-2018, 09:05 PM
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I've never had a UPS and have the power go out ~once a month and never had any issues with hardware dying from it. Get a GOOD surge protector (not a $4.89 one from WalMart) and a good PSU and you'll be fine.

The main advantage to a UPS over a surge protector is "cleaning" or conditioning of dirty power and the ability to properly shut down your system/save anything you're working on without losing it. If the OS is doing something important and power goes out you can corrupt your install too.

Some good info (and a great surge protector recommendation) in this Gamer's Nexus video @ 7:44:


I have no UPS suggestions because I've never owned or used one

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The main purpose of UPS's is to provide backup power to allow you to have enough time to save the data you're working on and to be able to perform a proper shutdown to avoid possible data corruption.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-07-2019, 05:55 PM
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I have a UPS and I have just got a generator aswel, to work along with the UPS. A UPS is handy if the power goes out for a few secs here and there, also during storms, as it will monitor the input/output voltage.

Also for me I have a 3d printer so its a life saver when Im printing and the power goes off.. Having a generator is handy to, because if I am printing and the power going off for a longer period of time then the batteries can keep going for, I can just connect the UPS into the generator.... But you need a "generator compatible" UPS to work with a generator.
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