Small UPS for 17" iMac?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by balamw, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    I've had a couple of power failures over the past two weeks, and I usually leave the iMac in sleep mode.... Not a good combination.

    Anyone have any good recommendations on a UPS that would be good for the iMac in my sig? Should be small and/or decent looking since it'll be in the family/living room.

  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    An APC unit with AVR ... the more expensive AVR units offer protection, while the non-AVR units are just battery back-up (that may or may not work.)
  3. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    I'll need one too I think, for a 24" iMac plus PowerBook G4.

    Two really basic questions:

    1. Does a UPS raise your electric bills? Or does it just draw the power you would have used anyway?

    2. How do I correctly determine how big a UPS I need for iMac + PowerBook? (Or Mac Pro if I'm feeling spendy!)

    TIA. I don't care about software support--I probably wouldn't bother with that.

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