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Windows 7: How safe are UPS's

27 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
How safe are UPS's

How safe is it to buy a CyberPower Backup for my computer and how far away should I have it? I'm thinking of a 625VA for 2 computers to just shut down when the power goes off. Is there any reason why I can't have 8 foot extention cords (The big 3 prong type) to go from the Cyberpower Backup to my computer and big monitor?

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27 Feb 2011   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Richard,

While it's not recommended, you may be ok if you use a heavy duty grounded power cord that has a better rating than the backup unit's power ratings. If you don't then you may run the risk of the extension cord overheating, melting, and shorting out.
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27 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Why are you trying to keep the UPS so far away? I have 4 UPS's in my house running most of my machines/network equipment. And all of them are close to the equipment they are powering.
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27 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Why are you trying to keep the UPS so far away? I have 4 UPS's in my house running most of my machines/network equipment. And all of them are close to the equipment they are powering.
Maybe the UPS is near 1 system and he needs to get power over to the other system across the room.

That 625VA UPS may be too small to power those 2 systems and screens. Either buy a larger one or buy 2 of the 625's.

this one is just a little more expensive than to Cyberpower 625's,

here is a Cyberpower 1500,

this is the one I use, APC BR-1200 1200VA/780Watts
Runs my main rig and speakers as well as my Xbox 360, and HTPC.
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