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980 Watt UPS for 3 PCs and 3 displays?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Gooey_GUI, 23 May 2005.

  1. Gooey_GUI

    Gooey_GUI Wanted: Red Shirts

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    I'm looking into power backup and found this one.

    APC Smart-UPS SUA1500

    I'm questioning what power requirements need to be met. How do I determine what the load is and would this UPS handle it?

    TIA
     
  2. mime genocide

    mime genocide New Member

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    i have one that has the same rating and with a 51" crt projetion tv that pushes 220watts , 19" crt moniter, and a computer with 6 hard drives 2 dvd drives, 16 fans at 65 watts, a over clocked 2100 and 9600 xt, 2 56k modems, ide card, sound card,5 cold cathods. this puts about 40% load on the ups and it last 35 min.
     
  3. padrejones2001

    padrejones2001 Puppy Love

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    You need something bigger. I've got 3 computers on a 1000 watt one from them and it lasts about 40 minutes. I would get one for the computers and one for the monitors, or else you're going to max it out every 2 seconds. Because the monitors will draw between 150 and 250 watts, and each computer will draw about 250 watts during normal use and about 400 at load, which puts you at about al most 1900 watts if you're maxing everything out and and about 1200 under normal use. Verdict: it ain't big enough.
     
  4. scoob8000

    scoob8000 Wheres my plasma cutter?

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    You would be much better off with a seperate UPS for each system. With 3 pcs, all running and the battery dies, only one pc is going to get a proper shutdown, the rest its just like pulling the plug..

    Plus with 3 UPSs you can get smaller units, and about break even with the cost.

    The SmartUPS is a very good product line. Without knowing your system specs I would go with some CS units. The most popular models are 350, 500, and 1000va. They don't have the fancy LED's, but they do have a USB interface for shutdowns, etc..
     
  5. Atomic

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    Depends what software your using.

    Our UPS software has a 'server' mode, where it can shutdown 'clients' aswell as itself.
     

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