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# 82592 2-May-2011 21:03
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I have a home distribution cabinet for my network.  

Does anyone know of a decent UPS/battery backup that will keep my modem/router running for a couple of hours?  (assuming chorus cabinet has battery backup too). 

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  # 464804 3-May-2011 11:29
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I have always been told APC make good UPS units.

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  # 464805 3-May-2011 11:34
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Great, I will check them out.



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  # 464889 3-May-2011 14:44
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APC make great UPS's but they also come with a hefty price tag.

No reason why a ~ $100 600 VA won't fit your needs.

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  # 464895 3-May-2011 15:03
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Most are 12v so old car battery?? =p

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  # 464901 3-May-2011 15:07
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You can get a small APC UPC for $150, though I don't know what features or capacity it has.

I had an APC UPS in my office for a few days, but they make a very high pitched noise that I can hear that really annoyed me. I returned it.

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  # 464916 3-May-2011 16:42
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Just dont get one from here

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  # 464931 3-May-2011 17:14
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sbiddle: APC make great UPS's but they also come with a hefty price tag.

No reason why a ~ $100 600 VA won't fit your needs.

Any suggestions on a good place to buy a UPS from? 


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  # 464941 3-May-2011 18:01
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Ascent has a good range, good reputation.

This style/type is probably what you want for home usage:


Otherwise plenty to choose from: 

APC and Eaton are good, don't recommend Dynamix personally. 

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  # 464967 3-May-2011 19:05
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Great, thanks for the recommendations. It's what I was looking for.

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  # 465083 4-May-2011 00:16
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I like the digitus ones with the full information on screen. 1000va for less than $200

A 650 will keep a network switch and couple of access points running for about 1 hour. And if i remember right it was a netgear 24 port rack switch, not a little 8 port one  

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