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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by MUZAKKIR, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. MUZAKKIR New Member

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    frindz i m looking for a new ups for my system plz tell me which ups is best suited for my system...........i dont attach my monitor in ups.......

    my specs:dg41rq,e5400,zotac gts 450,seagate sata 500gb,cx 500,2gb ddr2 kingston,
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    So you would probably be fine with something like a 1000VA model. Should give you a decent runtime. You could always pay more or less for more or less runtime.

    I used to be a big APC fan, but the last few UPS systems that I have bought from them have been lacking in quality. I buy CyberPower now.
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    this thread will help me out too, as i'm researching a new UPS as well.
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    I have this one CyberPower Intelligent LCD Series GreenPower UPS C... and it's been great for last 2-3 years and gives me plenty of time to shut the system down and still get around 30 min run time under 200w usage..

    If i got another i would try out one of the ones that GTford posted although you do get 1 outlet less i believe.
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    My latest is this one: APC BR1500G 1500 VA 865 Watt 10 Outlets Power Savi...

    It will most certainly be overkill for your PC, but great if you want to be future proof.

    On a sidenote do any of you guys with UPS ever purposely drain your battery and recharge? whats the best practice to maintain battery life?
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    I do not (nor have I ever) have a UPS...
    Maybe it is about time I invest in one:)
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    Perhaps some price class, you are comfortable with or money doesn't matter :D
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    +1: I have this UPS and it has done great. It can usually keep my rig plus monitors drawing 500-watts-ish for about 7 minutes or so and up to 15-20 minutes when it's idle and another 10 minutes if I shut off the monitors. It also occasionally switches to battery because of noise on the AC line. I don't think it's pure sine wave, but most hardware can run on a modified sine wave with the exception of certain electrically sensitive equipment.

    Do not drain a Lead-Acid battery below 20%. (Don't let output voltage drop below 10v on a 12.6v battery.)
    Recharge the battery immediately after discharging, do not let it sit discharged if you can help it.
    Do not expose the battery to a sizable temperature gradient. (Don't put it on a cold floor in a warm room.)

    I think those are the big ones.
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    I'm using the OPTI-UPS DS-1500B (Linus unboxing vid) with 2 extra batteries connected to it (it's the max number recommened for extra batteries) and it's been very good. I decided to buy a UPS coz brown outs/black outs are common in our area specially during the rainy season. I've never tried to test how long it would last though.

    EDIT: Maybe the only complaint I have now is the fan on the back is starting to get noisy although I could try to replace it with a new one. :)

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