[TechAssist] Re: use a battery backup UPS for TV,DVD,surround amp system protection ?

Considering the price of some TVs and stereos these days, I'm surprised they
don't push UPS's for those, like they do for computers. Computers were the
first things that were overly sensitive but TVs etc. have now caught up.


Russ Hoyt
Hoyt's TV
Exeter, NH


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Larry Poffen" <lpoffen@xxxxxxx>
To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, April 30, 2004 3:46 PM
Subject: [TechAssist] Re: use a battery backup UPS for TV,DVD,surround amp
system protection ?


> I have used a APC 1000 for my personal stuff for about 2 years.  I had a
> power surge that took it out this year, along with many other things, but
my
> 36" TV  &VCR/  stereo stuff were all OK.  It is worth the peace of mind.
> Larry
>
> Larrys TV Service
> Broken Arrow OK 74011
> phone 918-455-1041
> Fax 918-451-4485
> e-mail lpoffen@xxxxxxx
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Phil Bader" <tjanphyl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, April 30, 2004 9:06 AM
> Subject: [TechAssist] use a battery backup UPS for TV,DVD,surround amp
> system protection ?
>
>
> > I never heard of anyone doing this, but I've had this thought for a few
> > years:
> > use a heavy battery back up UPS like used on PC systems for an
> > entertainment center. Many ills are from power
> > fluctuations,sags,surges,etc. TV EEPROMs corrupted, power supplies
> > damaged, pro-jo CRTs damaged with  a spot because it went down at once
> > without proper power down,etc.
> > Most equipement is not a heavy current draw.
> > Can this be done and should it?
> > I have a Zenith 50" projection TV (not wide screen,standard 3:4) which
> > is rated at 215 watts (2.8A) "max".
> >  I think my VCR/DVD deck pulls maybe 30 watts.
> > My Bose "lifestyle 7" surround amp, I don't know the wattage.
> > And a cable box maybe another 30 watts?
> > I'm guessing 300-400 watts max running everything
> >  if using the sound system as well. Much less if using only the projo's
> > speakers.
> > Now most of these UPS units are in standby mode and  the connected gear
> > is running off line current until there is a power loss, which time
> > ultra-fast switching transferrs power to the battery system. This would
> > be only needed for intermittant power fluctuations, or if lost totally,
> > enough time to safely power off the audio/video system.
> > A 6 outlet power strip plugged into the UPS would be convenient.
> > What would be a good power rating for a UPS?
> > Twice needed wattage? whats rule of thumb, and also whats your feedback
> > on this idea?
> > Phil Bader
> >
> > -- 
> >
> > Philip Bader
> > Jan Phyl TV Inc. (estab. 1976)
> > 3420 Recker Hwy. Winter Haven, Fl. 33880
> > Fax (863) 299-8821
> > email: tjanphyl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >
> >
> >
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