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Power Equipment Suggestions

Hello Experts,

I need to get a UPS and a power conditioner for my equipment. I need about 10 mins of operating time in case of a power failure. Any suggestions?

Equipment#1 (Printer)
Input: 100-240V AC 1.6A (Max) 50-60 Hz
Output: 24V DC 2.5 Amps
Max Power: 60W

Equipment#2 (Computer)
Input: 100-240V AC 1.4A 50-60 Hz
Output: 19V DC 4.74 Amps

6 Solutions
John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I like APC for this. I have an APC 750 XL in the basement for this need. It was not expensive, and bigger than you need for the above. It was under $500. You can spend less for smaller models. ... Thinkpads_User
triphenAuthor Commented:
I forgot to mention I have a $100 budget :)
John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Here is an APC Smart UPS that is decent for you:


It is $175. You are not likely to get a decent, safe (UL approved) UPS for under $100. I would raise your sights a wee bit.

You could try eBay, but aging batteries will be an issue. ... Thinkpads_User
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triphenAuthor Commented:
Will this unit also do power conditioning?

Also how does this APC compare to CyberPower CP425SLG for only $45?
You may have a specific need for the printer, but I would not run it from the UPS.  The UPS is really to allow safe application and system shutdown in case of a power failure.  This would also allow you to spend less money for a smaller model that supports less wattage, like just the wattage for your computer and your monitor.  And the monitor is not required if you install the UPS software that will initiate the powerdown of your system in the event of a power failure.
triphenAuthor Commented:
Ok I wont connect the printer to the UPS portion of the unit maybe just the surge portion. In that case, will the CyberPower CP425SLG be sufficient for my needs?
John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
A UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) uses batteries to keep the power up when AC fails. A good APC unit will produce a conditioned sine wave (more or less) for AC output.

It costs me more than $45 for an AC adapter for my Thinkpad. I wouldn't place any faith in a $45 unit for my own gear. .... Thinkpads_User
John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I looked up the specs for the CyberPower, and it looks more like a brownout protection unit. The battery is very small, and I would be wary of "simulated sine wave". That could mean nearly anything.

To your specific question, it does not compare to a good APC unit at all. ... Thinkpads_User
For a $100 budget there aren't any solutions on which I'd spend money.  Buying something cheap ($50) means you are likely getting old stock (dead batteries), or damaged/used goods (can't trust it).

At that point, I'd spend the extra $100 and use it toward a laptop.

If you have other gear to protect, like router, modem, phone, etc., then look for a decent unit like APC BackUPS Pro.

The RS 700 puts out 400 Watts for 5 minutes, or 200W for 14 minutes.  Not as good as a laptop, but enough for an automated or manual shutdown of a desktop.

You should be able to find one for between $90-130.

For a low-end desktop and wireless router + modem, you should be able to run for 5-10 minutes and shut down.  As the battery ages, that time will decrease.

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