[chadfree] Re: Picking a UPS

  • From: "T. Hunt" <ilrover@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: chadfree@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 30 May 2004 23:13:08 -0400

Well, if the 500 is a little light, go with the 725.  I don't think it's 
that much more, maybe $60US.  Or like you first mentioned, just connect 
it to the tower and setup the automatic shutdown via the PowerChute 


-{ Rene Brehmer }- wrote:
> I was doing flatline math *lol* ... This is not exactly a mainstream system
> though Tom ... 3 harddrives, to be 4 eventually ... one heck of a hungry
> graphics card ... lotsa fans ... and this sony monitor uses a little more
> power than average cuz it's an E (they go C, E, and G ... the higher the
> letter, the more "pro", and the bigger the consumption)
> I was looking at APC's site ... and they say about 5 mins on the CS 500 ...
> with 79% load (calculated from what I offered their app) ...
> My only goal with this is avoid loosing data ... I don't care if the line
> drops out ... I just don't wanna get another memory corruption...
> But thx ... now I just have to find the money ... freight is freaking
> expensive for such a thing...
> Rene
> Documented research indicates that on Sun, 30 May 2004 10:20:17 -0400, T.
> Hunt wrote about "[chadfree] Re: Picking a UPS":
>>If all you're going to do is run the system and the monitor, you can get 
>>by with a smaller unit.  Depending on your monitor, a 500VA UPS should 
>>be plenty adequate to keep things up for 5 minutes. (A 2500VA unit would 
>>be considered serious overkill.) I just bought an APC ES 500VA Battery 
>>Backup for $42US for an AMD XP2200+ system and a 17" monitor.  It comes 
>>with a USB interface that, in conjunction with APC's Powerchute 
>>software, will safely shut the machine down if the power fails or drops 
>>for more than a few moments.
>>I have had good experience with APC and would rate them the top in UPS 
>>protection.  They have a connected equipment warranty that is also very 
>>good and which they have, in my experience, always honored.
>>There are also Tripplite and Belkin but I have no direct experience with 
>>them, but hear they are considered good products.

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