View Full Version : UPS For small server and maybe desktop
Jul 19th, 2012, 01:56 PM
Looking for a ups,
question: these UPS have only one USB port at the back, can it be connected to two computers? or just one. I want the computer/server to shutdown if the power is out.
Desktop draws 450W at full load/ server probably at 200W
looking at the cyberpower 1000VA-1500VA / 600w-900w
hmm there are two different version of cyberpower?
CP1500PFCLCD / CP1500AVRLCD
Costco good place to pick these up?
Jul 19th, 2012, 02:52 PM
Well. I bought the 1350AVRLCD in April. Amazon.ca had it on sale at $147.99 and Canada Computers knocked $30 or their price to match it. I have been loving it so for and it's kept everything running the few times the power went out while I was at it.
The 1350 is more than enough to power my system and it's drawing a lot more power than your desktop. It's a water-cooled rig loaded with fans, 6 hard drives, GTX 680, bluray and a few other items. I also have my Bell router plugged in to it, as well as 3 24-inch LCDs. During gaming (max consumption) it says the load is around 65%, so I would think a 1500 would be a bit overkill for your needs. The 1350 ought to be plenty, but if the price difference isn't much, then by all means go with a 24.
Newegg sells them as well, and they have bought 1350 there for comparison:
Here's the actual product pages:
The PFC has 2 more outlets and is a 'pure sine wave' UPS whereas the other model is a "simulated sine wave" UPS. Not sure if that would make a difference to you or not.
I'm not sure what the pricing is like at Costco (it doesn't show up online, just APC units. Amazon.ca has free shipping, newegg will hit you for $30 or so (they aren't exactly light by any means).
I've been very happy with mine. The LCD display gives all sorts of great info at the touch of a button. I haven't hooked up the USB and played with that part of it yet, so I can't help you there. I would imagine you wouldn't be able to daisy chain them to shut down 2 computers. I'd be very surprised if it did. If it doesn't do 2, as I suspect, maybe 2 850s or 1000's would be better. They ought to be around $100 each, rather than close to $175-200 for a 1500.
Jul 19th, 2012, 02:56 PM
PFC = pure sine wave (Good)
AVR = simulated sine wave (Not so good)
Not sure how to configure multiple PC shutdown with the provided software but it is possible somehow.
Jul 19th, 2012, 03:44 PM
Thanks guys, i guess only the server would use the auto shut down, pc will only be on when im on and if it does go off due to bad power its ok
Jul 19th, 2012, 04:14 PM
Yeah, if your pc is only on while you're in front of it, no worries........you'll have plenty of time to power down. Just use the USB for the server.