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Windows 7: UPS, which one?

18 Nov 2014   #21
Lady Fitzgerald

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
My huge full tower, two monitors and everything under the sun running off it will go 28 minutes off my new 1500va. When major events hit it gives me all the time to finish and power down, plus stabilizes power and absorbs surges...it's worth its weight in gold, your currency may vary.
I totally agree with your currency! I have mine set to hibernate my machine after five minutes (the max I could set it for) before shutting itself down unless I intervene to keep it running longer. That way, if an event occurs while I'm away or sleeping, whatever may be running at the time won't be lost. My other choice was to let the computer run until a few minutes (up to eight) before the batteries are depleted, then shut down. I do not care for that option because of the time it takes to fully recharge the batteries plus it won't leave me any reserve for multiple outages (which has happened in the past, one of the reasons I got the UPS in the first place).


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18 Nov 2014   #22
linnemeyerhere

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Exactly LF I have mine set to shut all down in like 10 minutes but I rest easy knowing my rig is hitting full strides on clean balanced power and has the battery back up safety net when needed and seems in any month it kicks in 2-3 times minimum !
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18 Nov 2014   #23
linnemeyerhere

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18 Nov 2014   #24
Anak

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

While researching for this thread I came across this handy? little app from Microsoft.

Joulemeter: Computational Energy Measurement and Optimization - Microsoft Research The download link is there beside the first paragraph (922KB).

One caveat:
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It also has to be noted that the values are estimations if the application is installed on a desktop computer. The connection of a WattsUp power meter and the calibration module of Joulmeter is said to return accurate statistics.

Source: Track PC Power Consumption With Microsoft Joulemeter - gHacks Tech News
An Ubuntu version: Any tool available on ubuntu equivalent to "JouleMeter" on windows

Joulemeter - Improve the energy efficiency - Windows 8 Downloads
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18 Nov 2014   #25
GRB70

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Just to be sure I understood please bare with me), my scanner, USB hub, flash drive and any other USB device is fine as long as their power supply goes in the surge only? And I was told by Tripp-Lite that the scanner & printer, should not be plugged in either battery side or surge, is this true?

TYVM everyone and for all the information :
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18 Nov 2014   #26
Anak

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This is okay: scanner, USB hub, flash drive and any other USB device is fine as long as their power supply goes in the surge only?

This part; And I was told by Tripp-Lite that the scanner & printer, should not be plugged in either battery side or surge, is this true? - Is a little hard to believe, the TL guy may have said they shouldn't go into the battery side because they do have a higher current draw, but they should be okay in the surge side.

And watch there, he first told you in the beginning that scanners were okay in the surge side, but later on he says no?

The main concern for battery backup is the computer and monitor because that is the brain that everything else works off of and you need to see what you're doing.....You can always re-scan/print a document, but you need the time to save that document and shut down properly.


You're welcome.
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19 Nov 2014   #27
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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According to APC, the output is a "Quasi-sine Wave". I'm assuming that's yet another name for a stepped sine wave. If it was a pure sine wave, they would say so since that is a huge advertising point.
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19 Nov 2014   #28
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GRB70 View Post
Just to be sure I understood please bare with me), my scanner, USB hub, flash drive and any other USB device is fine as long as their power supply goes in the surge only? And I was told by Tripp-Lite that the scanner & printer, should not be plugged in either battery side or surge, is this true?

TYVM everyone and for all the information :
It's normally advised not to connect a printer to a UPS to both battery backup and surge outlets because they draw enough current to put the UPS in danger of being overloaded. I've never seen the same recommendation for scanners but there is really no need to battery backup them. To be safe, it would be best to plug the printer and scanners into a separate surge and spike strip.
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19 Nov 2014   #29
GRB70

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THX everyone, HAPPY THANKGIVING
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19 Nov 2014   #30
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GRB70 View Post
THX everyone, HAPPY THANKGIVING
Well, since you said so, I will. You do likewise!
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