Recommended UPS?

I know nothing about UPS's so can anyone recommend something that would support two computers for a minute or so?
Stimpy wrote on :

My power has just gone down again (third time this week) and I've finally decided it's time to get myself a UPS.

Unfortunately for me, I know nothing about UPS's so can anyone recommend something that would support two computers for a minute or so?

TIA

Woody replied on :

On Fri, 30 Nov 2007 18:22:09 +0000, Stimpy wrote:

My power has just gone down again (third time this week) and I've finally decided it's time to get myself a UPS.

Unfortunately for me, I know nothing about UPS's so can anyone recommend something that would support two computers for a minute or so?

Anything with APC written on the front (apart from in pen) would be a good choice!

Peter Ceresole replied on :

Stimpy stimpy1997uk@redacted.invalid wrote:

My power has just gone down again (third time this week) and I've finally decided it's time to get myself a UPS.

My Gahd! Where are you? Baghdad?

Andy Hewitt replied on :

Stimpy stimpy1997uk@redacted.invalid wrote:

My power has just gone down again (third time this week) and I've finally decided it's time to get myself a UPS.

Unfortunately for me, I know nothing about UPS's so can anyone recommend something that would support two computers for a minute or so?

APC are the ones to go for if you can afford them. I have a Belkin Universal 1200VA here, and that seems to be working fine for the last six months or so. The Belkin has the benefit of using plain 13amp plug sockets, whereas others tend to use the Bulgin type (kettle leads).

Odiferous replied on :

Andy Hewitt wrote:

Stimpy stimpy1997uk@redacted.invalid wrote:

My power has just gone down again (third time this week) and I've finally decided it's time to get myself a UPS.

Unfortunately for me, I know nothing about UPS's so can anyone recommend something that would support two computers for a minute or so?

APC are the ones to go for if you can afford them. I have a Belkin Universal 1200VA here, and that seems to be working fine for the last six months or so. The Belkin has the benefit of using plain 13amp plug sockets, whereas others tend to use the Bulgin type (kettle leads).

-- Andy Hewitt http://web.mac.com/andrewhewitt1/

Belkin are great - in winter.

Mine (Belkin Universal 1200VA) caught fire in my office and took down a (then) stupidly expensive computer and everything plugged into the UPS.

Won't touch anything but APC.

Duncan

Stimpy replied on :

On Fri, 30 Nov 2007 18:45:51 +0000, Peter Ceresole wrote

My power has just gone down again (third time this week) and I've finally decided it's time to get myself a UPS.

My Gahd! Where are you? Baghdad?

Mid-Wales :-)

Peter Ceresole replied on :

Stimpy stimpy1997uk@redacted.invalid wrote:

My Gahd! Where are you? Baghdad?

Mid-Wales :-)

Oh heavens. Do you suppose it will turn out all right for you in the end?

Gareth Slee replied on :

Peter Ceresole peter@redacted.invalid wrote:

Stimpy stimpy1997uk@redacted.invalid wrote:

My Gahd! Where are you? Baghdad?

Mid-Wales :-)

Oh heavens. Do you suppose it will turn out all right for you in the end?

At least he'll be able to see the Milky Way...

Andy Hewitt replied on :

Odiferous odie_ferrous@redacted.invalid wrote:

Belkin are great - in winter.

Mine (Belkin Universal 1200VA) caught fire in my office and took down a (then) stupidly expensive computer and everything plugged into the UPS.

Won't touch anything but APC.

Yeah, I heard of others too, but doing some searching with Google also finds catching fire incidents with APC units too.

Trouble is the APC units are double the price.

Jaimie Vandenbergh replied on :

On Fri, 30 Nov 2007 21:00:25 +0000, wildrover.andy@redacted.invalid (Andy Hewitt) wrote:

Odiferous odie_ferrous@redacted.invalid wrote:

Belkin are great - in winter.

Mine (Belkin Universal 1200VA) caught fire in my office and took down a (then) stupidly expensive computer and everything plugged into the UPS.

Won't touch anything but APC.

Yeah, I heard of others too, but doing some searching with Google also finds catching fire incidents with APC units too.

Trouble is the APC units are double the price.

I got my APCs (1400VA 2u rackmountables with new batteries) off eBay for a bit under 80 each inc p&p. Seller is "ups-trader" and he's ever so helpful.

Cheers - Jaimie
Andy Hewitt replied on :

Jaimie Vandenbergh jaimie@redacted.invalid wrote:

On Fri, 30 Nov 2007 21:00:25 +0000, wildrover.andy@redacted.invalid (Andy Hewitt) wrote:

Odiferous odie_ferrous@redacted.invalid wrote:

Belkin are great - in winter.

Mine (Belkin Universal 1200VA) caught fire in my office and took down a (then) stupidly expensive computer and everything plugged into the UPS.

Won't touch anything but APC.

Yeah, I heard of others too, but doing some searching with Google also finds catching fire incidents with APC units too.

Trouble is the APC units are double the price.

I got my APCs (1400VA 2u rackmountables with new batteries) off eBay for a bit under 80 each inc p&p. Seller is "ups-trader" and he's ever so helpful.

Aye, they're coming down. When I got mine the APC 1000VA models were about 120, the Belkin was about 70.

Stimpy replied on :

On Fri, 30 Nov 2007 21:06:46 +0000, Jaimie Vandenbergh wrote

On Fri, 30 Nov 2007 21:00:25 +0000, wildrover.andy@redacted.invalid (Andy Hewitt) wrote:

Odiferous odie_ferrous@redacted.invalid wrote:

Belkin are great - in winter.

Mine (Belkin Universal 1200VA) caught fire in my office and took down a (then) stupidly expensive computer and everything plugged into the UPS.

Won't touch anything but APC.

Yeah, I heard of others too, but doing some searching with Google also finds catching fire incidents with APC units too.

Trouble is the APC units are double the price.

I got my APCs (1400VA 2u rackmountables with new batteries) off eBay for a bit under 80 each inc p&p. Seller is "ups-trader" and he's ever so helpful.

Oooo... sounds interesting... I'll take a look. Thanks everyone

Stimpy replied on :

On Fri, 30 Nov 2007 20:55:16 +0000, Gareth Slee wrote

At least he'll be able to see the Milky Way...

Living out here has it's advantages - aside from the flaky power of course

Gareth Slee replied on :

Stimpy stimpy1997uk@redacted.invalid wrote:

On Fri, 30 Nov 2007 20:55:16 +0000, Gareth Slee wrote

At least he'll be able to see the Milky Way...

Living out here has it's advantages - aside from the flaky power of course

Far too many city dwellers think Milky Way is a chocolate bar...

Stimpy replied on :

On Fri, 30 Nov 2007 22:11:22 +0000, Gareth Slee wrote

Far too many city dwellers think Milky Way is a chocolate bar...

...that you can eat between meals without losing your appetite

Woody replied on :

Jaimie Vandenbergh jaimie@redacted.invalid wrote:

On Fri, 30 Nov 2007 21:00:25 +0000, wildrover.andy@redacted.invalid (Andy Hewitt) wrote:

Odiferous odie_ferrous@redacted.invalid wrote:

Belkin are great - in winter.

Mine (Belkin Universal 1200VA) caught fire in my office and took down a (then) stupidly expensive computer and everything plugged into the UPS.

Won't touch anything but APC.

Yeah, I heard of others too, but doing some searching with Google also finds catching fire incidents with APC units too.

Trouble is the APC units are double the price.

I got my APCs (1400VA 2u rackmountables with new batteries) off eBay for a bit under 80 each inc p&p. Seller is "ups-trader" and he's ever so helpful.

I got a black USB APC 1000 to replace my old serial one for under 80 with new batteries too, also from ebay (ups-warehouse) in 2005. It isn't as vital as it used to be since I moved to the town from the country, but it is still nice to have.

Andrew Stephenson replied on :

In article 1i8emer.1dmnv77i8t2vtN%wildrover.andy@redacted.invalid wildrover.andy@redacted.invalid "Andy Hewitt" writes:

[...] The Belkin has the benefit of using plain 13amp plug sockets, whereas others tend to use the Bulgin type (kettle leads).

IEC[*] connectors?

[* : "International Electrotechnical Commission" or similar IIRC]

Andy Hewitt replied on :

Andrew Stephenson ames@redacted.invalid wrote:

In article 1i8emer.1dmnv77i8t2vtN%wildrover.andy@redacted.invalid wildrover.andy@redacted.invalid "Andy Hewitt" writes:

[...] The Belkin has the benefit of using plain 13amp plug sockets, whereas others tend to use the Bulgin type (kettle leads).

IEC[*] connectors?

[* : "International Electrotechnical Commission" or similar IIRC]

Yeah, sorry, senior moment then!