[nycbug-talk] UPS / battery backups
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Wed Sep 2 14:52:06 EDT 2009
I am most definitely comparing old to new, but:
I still find it completely unacceptable that the APC units can *cause*
a power loss. Again, they stopped supplying power to the things
plugged into them while they were still getting power from the wall.
The least expensive batteries I could find for the 1kVA APC were about
$55 apiece before shipping, or about $130 shipped for the pair. It was
worth $20 to go from beige to black.
On Sep 1, 2009, at 6:31 AM, Marco Scoffier wrote:
> Hi Kit,
> I think you may be comparing old backup unit to new backup unit.
> You have to replace the batteries every 2 years on any backup unit.
> Most people don't, but if you want to guarantee the uptime you
> must. The APC units even the smaller ones make replacement
> relatively easy, and you can easily find reduced prices on batteries
> for the APC. Not so sure about the two models you mention.
> I found a bunch of APC's in the trash and have been replacing the
> batteries for years.
> Kit Halsted wrote:
>> After the 3rd time my old APC took down my entire rack, I replaced
>> it with either a CyberPower or a Tripp LIte. I'm a little foggy
>> now, as a month earlier my other ancient APC had started taking
>> down my home entertainment stuff, so I replaced that with the
>> other brand. Either one is *way* better bang for the buck than APC.
>> I will never use another APC unit after seeing them fail this way.
>> (I.e. wall power still working fine, but UPS stops supplying
>> power.) Kinda defeats the purpose of buying one in the first
>> place, no?
>> Okay, I looked. I bought a 485VA CyberPower on sale at Staples to
>> use with my AV gear and a Tripp Lite Smart 1000 LCD 1KVA unit from
>> New Egg for my rack. The big one was right around $150 shipped.
>> It's not rackable, but the LED does rotate for horizontal or
>> vertical deployment. It did well in the recent double-whammy power
>> outage we had here, keeping me on teh Intarwebs in spite of the
>> Cheers, HTH,
>> On Aug 31, 2009, at 7:32 PM, Jonathan wrote:
>>> Does anyone have recommendations for a good UPS for home use? I'm
>>> looking for something that can handle at least 800 watts. I've
>>> come to
>>> the realization that unfortunately I'm not going to get much
>>> runtime at
>>> that level of power draw but I'm alright with that.
>>> talk mailing list
>>> talk at lists.nycbug.org
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