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Date:      Wed, 16 Oct 2013 09:42:28 -0600 (MDT)
From:      Warren Block <>
To:        yudi v <>
Subject:   Re: UPS buying suggestion
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On Wed, 16 Oct 2013, yudi v wrote:

>       The Back-UPS units are better than nothing, but avoid the fat power strip style.
> why would you say avoid the fat power strip ones, they are the low end ones but they have the standard plugs unlike the more expensive ones.
> I really don't want to spend more than $200 ore even less if possible. My server only cost me $500.

The fat power strip style are the lowest-end, lowest-quality, 
cost-reduced ones.  In the US, all of the models up to 1500VA use the 
same plugs.

Consider UPS cost as relative to the value of your data.  That is what 
it protects, ultimately.

> As I have mentioned previously someone wants to sell an unwanted APC Smart-UPS SC 420VA 230V, they got with their new PC for half price, I am thinking of going for it.

They are okay.  Not sinewave power, but otherwise not bad.  I have the 
120V version on one machine.  They only have one 12V 8AH battery, so not 
a lot of time on battery.  I would not run multiple machines off one 
unless a wattmeter verifies the total load is well under 300W, and would 
try to stay lower yet for longer time on battery.

It also depends on the type of power failures your area experiences.  If 
they are mostly momentary blinks, battery time is not as big a concern.

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