APC S10 Power Conditioner install help

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by leftPCbehind209, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. leftPCbehind209 macrumors member

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    I bought this power conditioner w/ battery backup

    Here is a link to specs: http://www.apc.com/products/apcav/products/index.cfm?action=detail&base_sku=S10

    My question is which slot should I plug in power for my Mac Pro (6-core)? They are all labeled for tv home theater components.

    Here is how manual describes outlets:

    -The "digital filter outlets eliminate noise interference for digital components (CD, DVD, CATV/SAT, Flat panel monitor, Hi-def tuner, etc)

    - The "video" filter outlets "provide filtering for video devices (TV & VCR).

    - The "Analog filter outlets provides filtering for analog-based equipment (Tuner/AUX and Preamp/Receiver).

    - The "high current filter outlets provide filtering for high -current devices (SUBwoofer and Amplifier).



    I'm asking on here because it was in this forum that someone said this is a good unit for battery backup (it has pure sine wave).

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Digital Filter, as the computer is a digital device (users that have measured their avg. power draw found it's not that high; maybe 350W tops, and that's with add-ons). If by chance your system is packed to the gills, you could put it on a High Current plug (don't recall anyone near the 980W mark).

    Keep in mind, the max current rating for the output off of the inverter on this unit is only 9A (700W).
     
  3. leftPCbehind209 thread starter macrumors member

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    My 6-core has 3 additional hdd (two 2tb caviar black, one caviar green). I also have 16gb ram installed. Does that qualify as packed to the gills?

    When you wrote, "Keep in mind, the max current rating for the output off of the inverter on this unit is only 9A (700W)"...

    ....does that mean you can plug up to 700w into this system?

    I'm only plugging my monitor, mac pro and eventually a couple of external hdd into the power unit.
     
  4. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    No. You've added less than 50W to the system.

    Yes, but you don't want to do that, as it would have no run time (you'd be lucky to get the system shut down properly if begun the instant the power went out). The lower the load when on the battery, the longer the run time they will be able to provide, so you want to keep it as low as possible (half load is rated for 7.5 minutes, and that's on a new set of batteries; this will diminish as they age).

    You'll be fine.

    BTW, you may want to add your ISP connection (modem or router) to the UPS.
     

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