Recommended UPS Backup for Late 2012 27" iMac

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  1. Dutch1576, Dec 30, 2012
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    Dutch1576 macrumors newbie

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    I have always used APC UPS backups on all of my PC builds. However, since I am just getting into the Mac world, I wanted to see what suggestions other members had on here in regards to a good UPS backup for my recently purchased late 2012 27" iMac. The specs are as follows:

    •3.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
    •32GB (Corsair) 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM-2X16GB
    •3TB Fusion Drive
    •NVIDIAGeFrc GTX 680MX 2G GDDR5

    I was thinking about purchasing one of these:
    APC BR1000G 1000 VA

    APC BR1500G 1500 VA

    Would anyone recommend either of these backups or something better?
     
  2. XionCore macrumors member

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    both will more than satisfy your needs. Rated at 600W, they could easily power a second iMac...but youll need to use a special cable to connect your iMac to the UPS and lose the shiny white one - the APC doesn´t use normal wall outlets.
     
  3. Dutch1576 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the response, but the APC UPS does actually use regular wall outlet plugs. See below image for reference:

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  4. Snoosedaddy macrumors regular

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    ??? APC model, as mentioned in the OP, uses NEMA 5-15P, which will mate perfectly with NORMAL NEMA 5-15R that are in US homes.
     
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    Dutch1576 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Agreed. All are generic plugs which work perfectly in the US for use with standard outlets.
     
  6. southerndoc macrumors 65816

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    I have the BR1500G for my 2008 iMac 2.8 C2D (soon to be 2012 iMac). No problems with it. Works like a champ. My older APC unit started to make a high-pitched whine, so I decided to upgrade.
     
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    I use a standard 1000va UPS,

    Depends what you are after, to be honest you dont need a high capacity if you are only looking for protection more than run time.

    I dont need it to run when power is out. so im happy with 5 to 10 mins, allows me to shut down etc.

    I have it for brown outs, surges, and lightening protection more than anything.
     

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