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    UPS and how do i plug stuff in to it

    Hello,
    if i was to purchase a UPS such as
    APC BACK-UPS RS 800VA 230V
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    how am i ment to plug anything in?
    see the back picture from the link above to see the strange sockets.
    i have standard 3 pin UK plugs
    i know everyone in the industry has APC UPS because they are the most reliable ones. they are as far as i know the only ones that intergrate with windows without installing software.

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    Re: UPS and how do i plug stuff in to it

    Standard piggyback cables - I'll find you a link in a moment...

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    Re: UPS and how do i plug stuff in to it

    The cables you refer to are C13 to C14 cables.

    They are standard male-female cables and can be bought from most good suppliers.
    If you remember older PSU's had a socket you could use to power your monitor, these are the same cables.

    Wherever you source the UPS from should be able to supply you with the cables you need.
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    Re: UPS and how do i plug stuff in to it

    My APC ups came with cables.
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    Re: UPS and how do i plug stuff in to it

    LN186 I think

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    Re: UPS and how do i plug stuff in to it

    For standard hardware I use an el cheapo 4-gang (I think) Belkin power strip - one end plugs into the UPS and gives you x4 UK power plugs. I can't remember where I bought it from though. I'll try and remember when I get home to search my email for it - it came from somewhere like Ebuyer or Dabs.

    Edit: I think it was from Broadbandbuyer. The part number is F6C104ukPP-A, but it looks to be discontinued now. Therefore, the solution is to take any old power socket strip, strip the wire and put on an IEC connector with screw terminals. Search eBay for: IEC C14
    Last edited by smargh; 16-07-2008 at 05:03 PM.

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    Re: UPS and how do i plug stuff in to it

    As Jay says check the kit list with any UPS you plan to buy. You might get lucky!
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    Re: UPS and how do i plug stuff in to it

    Quote Originally Posted by lodore View Post
    Hello,
    if i was to purchase a UPS such as
    APC BACK-UPS RS 800VA 230V
    link
    how am i ment to plug anything in?
    see the back picture from the link above to see the strange sockets.
    i have standard 3 pin UK plugs
    i know everyone in the industry has APC UPS because they are the most reliable ones. they are as far as i know the only ones that intergrate with windows without installing software.
    I bought that same UPS.

    It came with 2 C13 cables in the box.
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    Re: UPS and how do i plug stuff in to it

    thanks badass.
    thanks for the replys from everyone else

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    Re: UPS and how do i plug stuff in to it

    Yeah i've got one of those 4 gangs, it works great for things the don't have those connectors one e.g. router and several other items, i got mine off ebay but i've not been able to find one since..

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