Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by MicroUnC, Oct 5, 2007.
What is UPS? Please explain
I am assuming you are talking about this and not the brown delivery guys.
UPS is an uninterruptable power supply. You conenct your PC to so in the even of a black out (total power failure) you UPS will kick in and you can save your files and power down you PC safely.
A UPS has a battery inside it that charges up, when it is full a switch inside change the power from the battery to the mains. If a black out is detected it will automatically switch over to the battery allowing you to power down safely. if power is restored while you have your PC on it will switch back to the mains, and recharge the battery.
Depending on what size PSU (Power supply unit) you have in your PC and how long you want it to keep your PC on for will determine the price.
The minimum time is 10-15 mins battery time.
go to www.apc.com for further info
Thinking of getting one, my PSU is PC Power & Cooling 1000W 12V
for a workstation... I would get a 500VA
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