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While you're plugging in your Vonage adapter & cable modem, don't forget to plug in the phones! Without the phone connected, you're going to be up the creek in a power outage. I also like to take a small lamp and put a compact fluorescent bulb (those screw-in replacements for table lamps) in it and have that connected as well if the UPS is large enough to support it.

APC or Tripp-Lite.... don't even bother getting a different brand. You're dealing with a device which is designed to produce dangerous voltages. Spend the money and get a quality (APC or Tripp-Lite) unit which won't fry your equipment, or possibly you. The off-brands have very poor voltage & frequency control, which can damage your equipment.

As far as a UPS being a UPS, I totally disagree with this statement. The main difference between UPS from Tripp-Lite or APC (I'm an APC fan too) is the output type. Incoming power from the power co is synchronous sine-wave, generated by mechanical generators. This is what your equipment was designed to run on. The batteries which store the electricity you use when the utility fails run on straight DC, which doesn't oscillate. Cheaper UPS (including those from APC & Tripp-Lite) put out square wave, not sine-wave power. Sure, the manufacturers have flowery marketing names for it, like "modified sine wave" or "stepped approximation to sine wave (APC)" or Tripp-Lite's even more ambiguous "PWN sine wave", but that's just putting lipstick on a pig - the inverters in those heaps are putting out square wave power.

Many electronics don't suffer any adverse effects from running on square wave power for short periods, but there are side effects. Timing circuitry often has trouble syncing up with the square wave output and most DC power supplies will run hotter on square wave as well. Additionally, many DC power supplies will put out higher-than-normal voltages when running on a square wave supply. AC motors will also run slower and hotter. Then the fun stuff comes up - magic smoke. Yes, there are some devices which will overheat into oblivion and release that magic smoke* when on square-wave. When you're using a lesser UPS, switch to battery, and hear your electronics making buzzing or other different noises than they do when on mains current, you're hearing the side effects of running on such terrible power.

The APC Back-UPS ES 500 is a great unit for the price (just under $50), but it does put out square wave power, not sine wave, and offers no real power filtering when on utility power. It also uses a float charger (rather than intelligent charger), so it's always charging the batteries whether they need them or not, reducing the battery's lifespan. It also means that it'll take at least a day for this UPS to recharge, but hey, for $50, you could do A LOT worse, and I wouldn't expect anything else for this little money. Probably 85% of the equipment out there will survive, but not thrive, on this type of UPS. All of APC's Back-UPS series & Smart-UPS SC series put out this type of power. Most of Tripp-Lite's UPS put this out as well.

If you're backing up anything fun, like a video projector, really nice A/V equipment, or even a battery charger, go for a true sine-wave UPS. Your equipment will thank you for it. You'll get nice & clean power when on-battery, but also will get clean power when on mains, as pure sine-wave output is usually only found on the higher-end UPS. These tend to be on-line (on-battery 24/7) or line-interactive (on-inverter 24/7), so all of the power used gets filtered & processed all the time. At this level, 3-stage temperature-compensated chargers are the norm. You'll also find some great metering & management capabilities, which aren't essential to keeping your gear going, but makes for a great diagnostic tool in keeping your power going. I've had more than a few times when the UPS monitoring logs were the first sign of power problems within a building or the building's supply. The APC Smart-UPS series, Symmetra series, and Matrix series all put out pure sine wave power. Some of Tripp-Lite's Smart series has a pure sine-wave output, but only the models with a -SLT suffix. All of Tripp-Lite's SmartOnline series are sine-wave.

*Magic smoke is an essential part found in each electronic component. Without this smoke, the electronics fail to work, hence, letting this smoke out will stop the electronic device from ever functioning again. There are no currently known methods to replace this magic smoke in semiconductors, so the device will either need new components installed or the entire device replaced.



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I need a UPS recommendation


I'm only interested in keeping the cable modem and the RTP300 router on backup
I've always been a big APC fan, but a UPS is largely a UPS as long as the brand is a decent
I am also a big fan of APC products. I have a Back-ups ES 350. I chose this model as
I, too, have been very happy with APC equipment. I have used various models of their
I tend to look at the long-term when planning this stuff out. I've yet to see a UPS
As with others in this thread, I too am an APC fan. As it happens, Office Depot
Shows up at $59.99 from here. Guess I must have missed it...
Not sure if this is stil valid, but i saw it on slickdeals: CompUSA.com has
I will start by noting that I said in an earlier post that I have been happy with APC

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