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# 38446 29-Jul-2009 14:25
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Hi All,

I have found that my current UPS is just not cutting it anymore. It's probably not really doing much because I brought it about 3 or 4 years ago anyway, so I think it's time for an upgrade.

Basically I'm after something that will give me piece of mind that my equipment is going to fry, or at least has a much lower chance to fry, and that will keep my equipment running long enough to shut it all done.

I'm hoping for something with about 4 ports on it, so that I can run my screen, 2 computers and the router on it for around 10 mins, as I have found there to be a lot of short power outages during the day at my new house. The other thing is that I want to be able to use all of the ports. My current UPS has 3 plugs on it, almost enough to keep everything going, but the space around the plugs isnt big enough to accomodate 3x 3pin plugs.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what brand/model of UPS I should be looking for? Price, while still being an issue, doesnt worry me too much as the equipment itself would be much more costly to replace that the cost of a UPS.

Thanks in advance.

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  # 240155 29-Jul-2009 15:15
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Know anyone who stocks replacement batteries for them.

I have an older F6H350 Belkin unit and need a replacement WP1221W which are really hard to find in NZ.




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  # 240164 29-Jul-2009 15:29
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We've got a number of the Dynamix UPSs around the place. A mix of mainly 1000VA ones and the bigger 1700VA ones. Price is exceptional and they're an NZ brand.

Here's a link to one of the 1000VA ones at Acquire (Disclosure - My company is a partner with Acquire).

30 month warranty is a good thing too

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  # 240179 29-Jul-2009 15:54
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I've got a mix at the moment.

Belkin F6H350 with a dud battery that is now uses as a surge protector

Powerware 3105 where some of the sockets no longer work, but the battery is easy and cheap to source

Dynamix 1000VA UPS which I use on my server etc which I highly recommend




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  # 240187 29-Jul-2009 16:15
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If your UPS isn't cutting it no more, it may just be a case of the batteries needing to be replaced. They wont last much past 3 years. Most consumer-grade UPS's use 12v 7AH SLA/Gel batteries, and can be purchased from $25.00 upwards. Usually around the $40.00 mark.
If you have an LCD screen, the most mid-range UPS (300-450VA) should give a good 10 minutes or so.
I live semi-rural, and afflicted by powercuts during windy weather, so UPS'(s) are a necessity, more so as I am purely VOIP. If I'm quick enough and shut down the PC's, I can usually get another couple of hours of router up-time for phone calls, and perhaps a bit of dark-time surfing - at least until the batteries run flat in the laptop or the UPS, whatever comes first :-)




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  # 240249 29-Jul-2009 18:32
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Awesome, thanks a lot guys. I was quite interested in the Dynamix ones, as they look to be quite good, and a good price. I think they come in a 4 port variant that doesnt use the standard wall plugs too which I really like, cause then I wont have an issue like I have with my current one.

Cheers for the advice!!

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