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    What UPS do you have?

    What UPS do you have/would recommend? found a favourable review of the APC Back-UPS ES 700G, that's about £70
    your opinions appreciated

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    Re: What UPS do you have?

    I use a couple of APCs - 1500 units that are much more expensive (around £400), but I have to say that they've never given me even the slightest problem, and the software works flawlessly and is easy to use.

    No complaints whatsoever, would stick with APC in the future based on my experience with them.

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    Re: What UPS do you have?

    I dont have one, but have only heard good things about APC.

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    Re: What UPS do you have?

    I've got a smartups750 on my server downstairs and an MGE thing on my main machine.

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    Re: What UPS do you have?

    Quote Originally Posted by Durga View Post
    What UPS do you have/would recommend? found a favourable review of the APC Back-UPS ES 700G, that's about £70
    your opinions appreciated
    APC is solid. I have had an APC Back-UPS ES 725VA for 5 years now. It still works great through thunderstorms and everything.
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    Re: What UPS do you have?

    Another Satisfied APC user here at home. I have an 850 VA one at home and all of the UPS's at work are APC.
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    Re: What UPS do you have?

    That's all reassuring, £400 would be a bit much for me though, thanks very much

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    Re: What UPS do you have?

    Had an APC 600 then an APC 700 now on an APC 1500. Great bits of kit and replacement batteries aren't too expensive. Don't forget to let the battery take the load now and again to run it down and recharge it otherwise it will degrade and when you need it it won't have the power you expect.

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    Re: What UPS do you have?

    i use a recon powerware 9125, its hardwired in the loft to feed the twin plugs the pc uses and also feeds the central heating.

    last time we had a power cut i was mid flight on FSX none the wiser until the wife came upstairs to tell me

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    Re: What UPS do you have?

    APC Smart-UPS 750i for my desktop & networking kit. It has worked perfectly during several full outages and power dips over the past 4 years or so. Large companies only ever go with APC kit, unless anyone can suggest a common alternative - perhaps Liebert etc.

    I use a cheap APC Back-UPS for cheap disposable devices in case it blows up.

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    Re: What UPS do you have?

    APC SmartUPS and BackUPS here. I've never seen the need for fully "online" UPS for domestic use, and I've never had any problems with APC. Having said that, I've never tried the alternative makes because I've always been satisfied with APC.

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    Re: What UPS do you have?

    Apologies to the OP, Durga but this is a side tracking question to the folks with UPS's but have you had any specific problems with certain PSU's? In other words, were the UPS incompatible with your PSU's (or the other way around, if you know what I mean), thanks folks.

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    Re: What UPS do you have?

    No probs from any I have had

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    Re: What UPS do you have?

    Quote Originally Posted by UseItNow View Post
    Apologies to the OP, Durga but this is a side tracking question to the folks with UPS's but have you had any specific problems with certain PSU's? In other words, were the UPS incompatible with your PSU's (or the other way around, if you know what I mean), thanks folks.
    i would assume the psu may draw more power on startup than the UPs can throw at it.

    i don't have to worry until i fit a 3kw psu

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    Re: What UPS do you have?

    Quote Originally Posted by Durga View Post
    That's all reassuring, £400 would be a bit much for me though, thanks very much
    Yeah, it's effectively just how much power you want - more power, more money.

    For your usage, there's probably no point spending that much on a UPS.

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    Re: What UPS do you have?

    My MGE750 thing was about £80 iirc..

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