UPS battery Backup system suggestions for iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Chihawk725, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. Chihawk725 macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2012
    I will be moving soon for work and the area that I will temporarily be located at has problems with frequent yet short lived power outages, something like 3 mins long or so. I do not want my new iMac to go down every time this happens so does anyone have any suggestions? My budget is absolutely less than 100 u.s. dollars and from looking online it seems that I can get a UPS backup that will last for more than 15 minutes supplying a powerful desktop in that price range.

    Also are there any voltage specs or anything I should know about when choosing a back up source of power for the new iMac?

    Finally if there are any apps or programs that people know of that could tell my new iMac to go into a power saving mode or begin to shutdown when on backup power that will earn you bonus points :D. THANKS
  2. TrboMac macrumors regular


    Aug 8, 2012
    For starters, check out this recent thread in another sub forum. You can also search in both forums for 'UPS' and I'm sure you'll get lots of suggestions.
  3. Chihawk725 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2012
    Thanks! I originally tried to find a similar thread but was not as successful as you were.

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