UPS for Mac Pro with 2 monitors

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by sash, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. sash macrumors 6502a

    sash

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    Hi,

    I have to get a UPS asap for the following config:

    mac pro 2,8 octo + 2 LaCie 120 monitors

    and maybe another one for G5 2 x 2,5 + 30" ACD.

    I'm thinking about APC Back-UPS RS 1500VA, -- is it sufficient, not enough, overkill? Is APC a reliable brand (no experience with UPS at all)?

    Thanks!
    sash
     
  2. DocVT macrumors member

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    I have a similar set up with two Samsung 22" monitors. I have my Airport Extreme and Time Machine external drive attached as well. I think it says that I have 17 minutes of run time on UPS battery with this configuration. Most of my research suggested 1500VA would be best.
     
  3. sash thread starter macrumors 6502a

    sash

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    Thanks, Doc!

    Do you have any idea about the life-cycle of its battery? How soon does it have to be replaced?

    sash
     
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  5. scottydawg macrumors 6502

    scottydawg

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    I have the APC RS 1500VA, the LCD screen typically says it has about 12 minutes of runtime available if there is a power loss.
     
  6. sash thread starter macrumors 6502a

    sash

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    Hi,

    Thank you for the link, it looks indeed like 3 years are the most common term. Thus I'm set for MP.

    Does anybody knows, whether G5 with 30" could be used with a less powerful UPS, let's say with APC Back-UPS RS, 1000VA/600W ?

    Thanks once again!

    sash
     

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