UPS & surge protection power advice APC Back-UPS 350

We have a small office here in the UK and are looking to affordably protect ourselves from power surges and power outages.  We are contemplating purchasing an APC Back-UPS 350, 230V which has three UPS sockets as a forth socket with only protection against power spikes.

We have a Dell server running Windows Server 2008 and a Windows 7 workstation.  Would we be able to configure both to shutdown gracefully in the event of a power loss or would only one be able to respond to power loss with this unit?

For our other equipment could we plug a cheap extension into the non-ups port to get power surge protection for our printers, scanners, etc?
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David KrollConnect With a Mentor Commented:
A normal power strip would be fine.  You could get one with some sort of power spike protection just for the added benefit, but it's not necessary.
David KrollCommented:
The 350 is too lightweight for a server.  If you have the server and a workstation on it, there won't be much runtime to shut down.  I'd suggest something a little larger, like the APC BX1000G XS, APC Back-UPS BX1500G.  Remember, if your server gets shut down incorrectly, or takes a power surge, you'll wish you spent a little extra for better protection.
canuckconsultingAuthor Commented:
I should have mentioned it is just barely a server.  It is a Dell PowerEdge T300 Tower Server with a single 490W power supply.  It is really just for my use as a file repository and testing station.

 I'm not concerned if it shuts down almost immidiately in a power loss situation; just that it does so properly.
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David KrollCommented:
If I was looking at the correct 350, it's only 210 watts.  Running at full capacity, it looks like you'd get a little over 8 minutes of runtime.  This should be enough time to shutdown properly.  As long as you install and configure the PowerChute software properly, it'll probably be ok for your needs.
canuckconsultingAuthor Commented:
Thanks.  And would I be ok to just run a normal power strip from the surge-protected port?  If not is there any rating I should be looking for on the power strips I'll require?
I agree that the 350 is a little light for running 2 systems.
I have a Compaq EVO 500 (2.2GHz cpu) and a 15" crt plugged into the backup side of my 350 and when I plug a second rig into it for testing (even on the surge only side, with that crt in a different wall socket), I can boot it and tinker with the BIOS.
But if I do anything else (like using a boot cd), it complains with a steady tone that seems to indicate that too much juice is being pulled through it.
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