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dugbug

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I was wanting to get this one due to its compactness to sit between wall and desk.
 

MarkC426

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Isn't 370w the max output for the Studio Mac....?
This doesn't leave any breathing space for monitor etc.
You need a monitor connected otherwise you can't save and shutdown if required.

To the OP:
I prefer CyberPower over APC.
 
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dugbug

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Isn't 370w the max output for the Studio Mac....?
This doesn't leave any breathing space for monitor etc.
You need a monitor connected otherwise you can't save and shutdown if required.

I typically dont hook my monitor up to the ups to maximize time while the automatic shutdown runs. I don't try to do any work or ride out anything.

if anyone knows a better slim profile one pls share.

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MarkC426

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I typically dont hook my monitor up to the ups to maximize time while the automatic shutdown runs. I don't try to do any work or ride out anything.

if anyone knows a better slim profile one pls share.

-d
With the form of the Studio, users will generally want/need external storage attached.
This needs to be protected also, as power spikes/drops can damage data drives.
It is sensible to allow some extra power.
 

dugbug

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With the form of the Studio, users will generally want/need external storage attached.
This needs to be protected also, as power spikes/drops can damage data drives.
It is sensible to allow some extra power.

Definitely. In my case I have a synology on a separate UPS in a closet.


Here is a more powerful slim one but its a little thicker (almost 4")


-d
 

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My favorite 'consumer grade' UPS:

 
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4sallypat

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I have 3 Cyberpower OL2200 UPS - computer workstation, entertainment room, incoming ISP / wireless router / gigabit switch:
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deuce sluice

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I'm using an APC 600VA right now with my 5K iMac, and I'll continue with the Studio. All I need it to do is protect against brownouts and be able to shut itself down safely after a couple of minutes in event of a power loss, and it does that just fine!
 

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I'm using an APC 600VA right now with my 5K iMac, and I'll continue with the Studio. All I need it to do is protect against brownouts and be able to shut itself down safely after a couple of minutes in event of a power loss, and it does that just fine!
For those using APCs that are "connected" you might want to make sure the firmware is updated.

APC security advisory
 

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Pricey, but I've purchased two of this CyberPower series over the years: Amazon. I use one for my computer desk and one hooked up to my TV and PS5.

I like the display that gives you readings on battery capacity and health and you can silence the alarm. I've never heard the fans even on battery. The big thing is that it's pure sine wave which I feel like is mostly irrelevant unless you have high-end equipment, but I know it can power my desk fan without an issue which my old APC couldn't.

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Pricey, but I've purchased two of this CyberPower series over the years: Amazon. I use one for my computer desk and one hooked up to my TV and PS5.

I like the display that gives you readings on battery capacity and health and you can silence the alarm. I've never heard the fans even on battery. The big thing is that it's pure sine wave which I feel like is mostly irrelevant unless you have high-end equipment, but I know it can power my desk fan without an issue which my old APC couldn't.

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Do you feel like 1000w is necessary?
 

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Do you feel like 1000w is necessary?
Most likely not, but I get frequent power surges so I wanted one where I could reliably keep working for 10-15 min to see if the power comes back on. It’s one of those things that I purchase so infrequently that I just get the best model I can afford so I never have to think about it.

A bonus is they are a huge benefit for extended power outages. A few years back I lost power for four days because of a storm and I wish I would’ve had one of these. Not to power a computer, but these last a surprisingly long time to keep your smaller cellular devices charged and little battery powered flashlights.
 
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grouch

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CyberPower is a great brand, as many other people here have already mentioned. They use standard size lead acid batteries and have a fantastic warranty as well.
 

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I have a CyberPower PR1500ELCD currently powering an entire network cabinet, including a PoE switch for 7 IPCAMs and 2 WiFi APs. At an average total of 200W - 300W it got a run time of 2hours or less. I avoided putting my iMac 5K 2017 into the pool since it will instantly add 70W to the load when the display is on, dramatically decreasing the run time.

Once I get the Mac Studio I hope it will idle at much less wattage despite having a 370W PSU. I don't need its external display to be protected, in the event of power failure I will have scripts and monitoring software doing their thing like graceful shutdown of NAS etc, and I got MacBooks running on battery that I can remote access the (headless) Mac Studio anyway, since the entire network switch and WiFi AP and even ISP modem are operating behind this UPS.
 

MarkC426

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The big thing is that it's pure sine wave which I feel like is mostly irrelevant unless you have high-end equipment, but I know it can power my desk fan without an issue which my old APC couldn't.
Pure Sine Wave is recommended for cMP (classic Mac Pro), which is why I went for CyberPower.
 
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4sallypat

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Do you feel like 1000w is necessary?
Oh yes for extended power outages - my 2200W is still underpowered for longer than 6-8 hours of blackout time....

I wish I had 10,000W or more for each of my current 3 UPS....

And yes, sine wave output is a lot cleaner and efficient for computers.
Motors, fans, and other non sensitive devices are fine with stepped outputs.
 
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Blaine

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I've always used APC for my UPS, but I will be switching to Cyberpower as APC's software doesn't support Mac OS ??‍♂️
 
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