Ups Apc Backup Or Small?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by popiko, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. popiko macrumors newbie

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    Hi to all, Im looking for UPS Apc to my iMac 27" new but I have a dude... I can use Backup-UPS or I need buy Smart-UPS?
    Any user have Backup-UPS with iMac?

    Thanks to all :)
     
  2. alent1234 macrumors 603

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    when i was in the US Army in Vicenza they warned us about the crappy electric current and to have a good surge protector. i never bought a good one and never had a problem.

    i use a few $40 APC surge protectors at home. used them for years and never had a problem. unless you need a battery backup for work purposes, don't waste your money
     
  3. JNB macrumors 604

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    Check here for sizing, but 800VA or larger should more than suffice.

    Keep in mind, the purpose of a UPS is to allow for a graceful shutdown, not to keep working. Also, I discourage running laser printers through the UPS, as the current draw on those when cycling for a print job or cleaning will generally trigger alarms in the UPS. Not fatal, but annoying as heck.
     
  4. Spike88 macrumors 6502a

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    I have an APC LCD 1300VA Backup UPS connected to my computer system. Yes. Over kill but it was "on sale" - at 50% off. Bought it the same price as a 650VA unit.

    If you can last a while, do keep an eye out for "on sale" 800+ VA units (usually 4 times per year). Then, decide which UPS model is most affordable. And, use saved dollars for different computer add-on - like an external HD - for critical data backups using included Time Machine.

    As stated above, Backup UPS units are great for "graceful" auto shutdowns and for filling in the "brown out" electric dips - that many surge protection bars cannot do.

    Hope this helps...

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  5. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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  6. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    I have a Cyberpower AVR 685VA 8-Outlet UPS on my 24 in--may be a bit too small for the 27. Flawless in the 2 years I have owned it. Maybe some are fortunate not to have to deal with power interruptions but if you live in Florida, it kind of goes with the territory.
     

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