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Windows 7: UPS/surge protector searching

03 Feb 2014   #11

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's

The vast majority of consumer grade UPS's are not sine wave. Some PSU's with active PFC can have issues with stepped sine wave UPS's, it's a case by case problem. Many of the UPS manufactorers are addressing the PFC problem with new UPS models.

I want my UPS's to provide clean, steady power, protect against surges and short power outages. I only need enough battery time for a clean orderly automated shutdown of my computer.

As little as a year ago to get a pure sine wave UPS you had to spend $200 or more, prices are down near $125 now.

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03 Feb 2014   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

I get a lot of power outages here, some just a brown out & some for hours. My MGE UPS has saved me on countless occasions, so I would definitely recommend a UPS.
When there is a power failure the UPS beeps letting me know the power has failed & I have enough time to close any programs & shut down.
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03 Feb 2014   #13
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

I have a pure sine wave UPS (Cyberpower) because I have had problems with frequent outages in the past (of course, once I got the UPS a little over a year ago, we've had pretty much no problems). I have it set to automatically hibernate my computer if the power goes out for more than five minutes. That way, any work that may be in progress won't be lost should I not be around (or awake enough) to save my work and safely shut the computer down.
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04 Feb 2014   #14

Win7 Pro 32bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
Ovenmaster, your experience is not the experience of most with UPS systems.
Why does this not surprise me.
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21 Feb 2014   #15

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

I woke up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and guess what no power
Not sure why this happened, wasn't too windy and it was only raining.
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