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Recommendation on a Pure Sine Wave UPS

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Recommendation on a Pure Sine Wave UPS

Had a power outage today and luckily my server wasn't on. I need a Pure Sine Wave UPS for my Gaming NAS so that I don't have to run a parity check when ever my computer does shut off unexpectingly.
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I run my home file server on this - 15tb of WD Reds.

https://www.cyberpowersystems.com/produ ... 000pfclcd/

Going 4 years strong and no issues during plenty of power failures. Also have an application that will detect power failure through a USB cable and allows you to set battery % threshold to perform a safe shut down of the system.
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The CyberPower CP1000PFCLCD is cheap, but is questionably constructed and apparently not 120v.
https://www.tomshardware.com/picturesto ... -down.html


If you're willing to pay for it, APC Smart-UPS is quite well regarded.

https://www.dell.com/en-ca/work/shop/ap ... astructure
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I can also recommend refurbished UPC from https://excessups.ca/.

Picked up both a replacement battery for my Cyberpower UPS and purchased a refurb APC UPS in North York (if you're local in the GTA) and im happy with their service and price.

I definitely recommend these guys.
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I'd avoid cyberpower because I had a couple and they didn't last past 3 years. They would shut off after even a fraction of second power loss

APC now has Sine wave output in some more affordable models

https://www.apc.com/shop/us/en/products ... tSite=true
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warpdrive wrote: I'd avoid cyberpower because I had a couple and they didn't last past 3 years. They would shut off after even a fraction of second power loss

APC now has Sine wave output in some more affordable models

https://www.apc.com/shop/us/en/products ... tSite=true
Base on my experience, it is the usually the battery no longer hold the chargers. There is only time where it is the unit is faulty rather than the battery.
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Phat_cow wrote: Which model do you have?
I have a bunch of them.

My "best" 110V 5-15 unit would be Smart-UPS X 1500VA with a pair of battery packs.

I also have a couple of much older 2U/3Us too.
And a couple 220Vs.
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Looks like it.

I also have the management card too which is handy.
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APC. Their service is good (and I've only had to use it 2x in the past 15yrs, on the bit over a dozen UPSs I've bought for various things and people, one was just age related battery issue.)

Personally I'd not buy a refurb UPS from anywhere, as they generally stick crappy cheap batteries in them (unless maybe if it comes right from APC.)
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Phat_cow wrote: What does Maximum Input current 12A and input breaker capacity 20A mean? Will this be strong enough for a gaming nas?
It means that you have to feed it with a 20a breaker from the panel or if you so happen to have a 5-20 outlet where you can plug the unit into. That unit should have a 5-20 ac cord
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IcarusLSC wrote: APC. Their service is good (and I've only had to use it 2x in the past 15yrs, on the bit over a dozen UPSs I've bought for various things and people, one was just age related battery issue.)

Personally I'd not buy a refurb UPS from anywhere, as they generally stick crappy cheap batteries in them (unless maybe if it comes right from APC.)
APC doesn't manufacture batteries so they'll stick in batteries that would fit into their units but you're right that they'll only have a handful of qualified batteries that they'll use.

The important take away is the topology that the ups uses to make the 120v output. Pure sine wave (or double conversion) is one of them.

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