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Do you have a UPS?
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elviswjr
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 12:13 am    Post subject: Do you have a UPS? Reply with quote

And how long does your battery last?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have 2

APC Back-ups 350 and a Tripp-lite about 20 minutes each.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an APC UPS, and i'm not sure how long the battery lasts. Haven't needed to use it yet.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I so rarely get power problems, that when my last UPS died about a year and a half ago, I didn't replace it. In that year and a half, we've had two power outages of 10 and 20 minutes, and no brownouts/blinks.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what you call unlucky. We also rarely get power outages here, but it's nice knowing your safe with your data.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, since I use my MBP as my main machine, whenever the power goes out, I'm safe, because the machine just reverts to the internal battery Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, since you put it that way, that's what you call an advantage. Surprised
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have 2 of them (APC something)

One protects one mini and my XP PC, the other protects my other two mini's

Of course not needed for my laptops Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two UNI-TEC Unisaveplus-700. One for the Mini, one for the monitor. Haven't had an occasion to use them yet. We get a lot of power cuts though and I switch to a 700W petrol gen set.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
I have 2

APC Back-ups 350 and a Tripp-lite about 20 minutes each.


Make that 3.

I'm a firm believer in UPS's. I'm more concerned with voltage regulation than total blackouts. Brownouts and surges happen in all homes.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
Bandit Bill wrote:
I have 2

APC Back-ups 350 and a Tripp-lite about 20 minutes each.


Make that 3.

I'm a firm believer in UPS's. I'm more concerned with voltage regulation than total blackouts. Brownouts and surges happen in all homes.

Me too. What brand/model did you get this time around? I still have my two little APC Back-ups.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

devo wrote:
Bandit Bill wrote:
Bandit Bill wrote:
I have 2

APC Back-ups 350 and a Tripp-lite about 20 minutes each.


Make that 3.

I'm a firm believer in UPS's. I'm more concerned with voltage regulation than total blackouts. Brownouts and surges happen in all homes.

Me too. What brand/model did you get this time around? I still have my two little APC Back-ups.



I bought another Tripp-lite. Costco sells them for $100 CDN. My brand preference is APC, but $100 with built in voltage regulation is hard to beat. It looks pretty good too (at least as far as UPS's go). The blue LCD screen looks quite nice.

You can change the orientation of the LCD readout to vertical. It's pretty neat to watch the readout fluctuate. People think they have clean steady power, but you'll see the readout vary about 3-5 volts on any given day.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:17 am    Post subject: Re: Do you have a UPS? Reply with quote

elviswjr wrote:
And how long does your battery last?


Tested the two UNI-TEC Unisaveplus-700. The one on the 19" Acer held out for 1 hour 49 minutes. The one on the Mini was still going strong.

BTW: these UPSs cost $19.00 each. (No, that's not a typo Very Happy )
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have 3 APS somethings and they work for about 20-30 minutes - every computer is plugged in and the UPS monitoring system sends me a text message when it is going to die out - so I am able to remotely shut them all down if not at home.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These $19 UPS are so good I'm going to buy more and use them for emergency electricity in my motel rooms. 5W energy saver bulbs are only $2 each here and they should stay on for at least 2 hours. That's plenty of time to start the generator.
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