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#234912 9-May-2018 12:14
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Always used these back when, but I've been careless in not replacing the last lot when the batteries gave out.


Result: One computer PSU burnt out in a power outage\surge, along with several peripherals scrambled.


So, who's had good results from what models?


I need to power two computers and two monitors, plus maybe the modem.


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  #2011621 9-May-2018 12:27
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I think this was discussed quite recently. Also look at the Senty Lite DC UPS for the router / modem.

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  #2012697 9-May-2018 14:04
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the question is for how long and whats the power draw from all the equipment?


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  #2013415 10-May-2018 14:01
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Thanks, guys. Each of the two PCs would be using a max of 200w\hr - probably more like 150w each.


Backup time? Five minutes would be heaps - just enough time to tidy up and shutdown.


Whether or not I need two UPS or can get away with one is debatable.


Actually, I'm equally interested in surge protection, given that this was probably what blew a PSU and scrambled the gyros of several peripherals.



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  #2013428 10-May-2018 14:31
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this is what i use for my PC and modem


PC turns off when battery gets to 80% and then its just the modem and access point that keeps going for another 4-6 hours.


can get cheaper ones that do the same job

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  #2013458 10-May-2018 15:07
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Having just read some articles about how SSD hard drives don't like sudden power failures I might get a UPS. One article said it was desktop pc ssd's most at risk as laptops have batteries.

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  #2014806 12-May-2018 16:29
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Jase2985: this is what i use for my PC and modem


Thanks, Jase. Looks like PBTech have a good selection.



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