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Topic # 87353 26-Jul-2011 19:52
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In the last two months a couple of my Belkin UPS (800VA and 1200VA) died. More likely the battery needed replacement anyway. But couldn't come in worst time - with all the power cuts in Wellington last night our desktops here at the Geekzone Home Office had a bouncy night...

So www.upspower.co.nz  decided to let me try a couple of their UPS. One small Eaton 3S UPS and the rack mounted/tower Eaton 5PX 1500.

While the Eaton 3S was easy - plug to the wall and plug the couple of devices to it, the Eaton 5PX is a different beast altogether. 

First it comes in a 35 Kg box. The box comes with sliders and feet, so you chose rack mounted or tower form factor. It's a bit noisy because of a fast fan. But it packs a punch. Just look at the LCD pictures for the times:

















Will be using these for a while here and see how they perform...











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  Reply # 498307 27-Jul-2011 00:29
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when you hook it up to windows, is it recognised like a laptop battery allowing you to use windows power management to control sleep and shutdown (like the APC units) or do you have to install the typical 3rd party ups software?




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  Reply # 498328 27-Jul-2011 07:11
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Better watch that windows power management. We had a sever where the APC UPS meant it switched to laptop mode and would power down the hard drives if there hadn't been sufficient I/O. This would then result in the raid controller having a fit.

The Eaton 3S UPS looks like an ideal replacement for my old Belkin UPS as I can't get replacement batteries. What's the price point.




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  Reply # 498357 27-Jul-2011 09:20
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Regs: when you hook it up to windows, is it recognised like a laptop battery allowing you to use windows power management to control sleep and shutdown (like the APC units) or do you have to install the typical 3rd party ups software?


It recognises it as a battery and you can control everything from Windows Power Manager. The alternative is to install their software, but don't see a need for it now - unless it's in a datacentre of course, with more than one device per UPS, in which case you will want a networked option to allow for graceful shutdown, automatic VM migration to other servers, etc...

 




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  Reply # 498371 27-Jul-2011 10:02
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Oh never realized they had a short depth 1u option. Damn I was looking everywhere for one but just got a cheapy dynamix one so no big loss in upgrading :)





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  Reply # 498373 27-Jul-2011 10:04
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APC have a 1u UPS thats pretty short




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  Reply # 498756 28-Jul-2011 00:01
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freitasm: In the last two months a couple of my Belkin UPS (800VA and 1200VA) died. More likely the battery needed replacement anyway. But couldn't come in worst time - with all the power cuts in Wellington last night our desktops here at the Geekzone Home Office had a bouncy night...


any discount coupon for geekzoners?? 





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