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General => Home Theater Misc. => Topic started by: tripplej on November 25, 2019, 02:19:23 PM

Title: UPS - Universal Power Supply for HTPC
Post by: tripplej on November 25, 2019, 02:19:23 PM
For those of you who are having a home theater PC, are you using any UPS (https://www.amazon.com/APC-Smart-UPS-SmartConnect-Uninterruptible-SMT2200C/dp/B077YDWR3Y?pf_rd_p=cd07fa02-13f6-4a2c-8d1a-c993f4eb215b&pd_rd_wg=UNBjf&pf_rd_r=8FE28J3P2PWAD6BD4R3A&ref_=pd_gw_cr_wsim&pd_rd_w=4pWBO&pd_rd_r=7db19d52-0260-4fc8-bf30-971eeb2aff36)?

A friend of mine is asking whether this one is good for his HTPC..


He wants one that will last a long blackout or power outage..

Any recommendations? Is this one good? Any thoughts?
Title: Re: UPS - Universal Power Supply for HTPC
Post by: TRainH2O on November 25, 2019, 04:03:12 PM
I am no help on this one.

I've never seriously considered one but we have pretty stable power around here. I've never experienced a major surge, brown-out that affected my system. Power outages are also extremely rare.
Title: Re: UPS - Universal Power Supply for HTPC
Post by: tripplej on November 25, 2019, 06:38:20 PM
There are various type of UPS available on amazon but it is very hard to decide which is best. Some will only give power just to allow you enough time to power down while others will go a lot longer like the one above. But of course, it will also depend on how many items you plug into it as well as the wattage consumption for those units.
Title: Re: UPS - Universal Power Supply for HTPC
Post by: DLCPhoto on November 25, 2019, 07:21:36 PM
I did some research on this in the past, and at least for JVC Projectors, a "Pure" sine-wave UPS is required.

As for the duration, I only needed enough to properly power down the Projector in case of a power loss.  If I wanted to continue to watch a movie, I would need enough UPS capacity to drive all my speakers and subwoofer, which would be totally impractical.  So if the power goes out while I'm watching, I would just start the power down cycle on the Projector.

I bought a CyberPower Pure Sine-Wave unit, CP1350PFCLCD, for a reasonable price.  I tested it with my prior RS400, and it had no problem maintaining power long enough to properly cool down the Projector.
Title: Re: UPS - Universal Power Supply for HTPC
Post by: tripplej on November 26, 2019, 05:12:45 AM
I did some research on this in the past, and at least for JVC Projectors, a "Pure" sine-wave UPS is required.

As for the duration, I only needed enough to properly power down the Projector in case of a power loss.  If I wanted to continue to watch a movie, I would need enough UPS capacity to drive all my speakers and subwoofer, which would be totally impractical.  So if the power goes out while I'm watching, I would just start the power down cycle on the Projector.

I bought a CyberPower Pure Sine-Wave unit, CP1350PFCLCD, for a reasonable price.  I tested it with my prior RS400, and it had no problem maintaining power long enough to properly cool down the Projector.
Great. Thanks for the input. I will suggest him to look at this as well. Thanks once again. :)
Title: Re: UPS - Universal Power Supply for HTPC
Post by: AVSCraig on November 26, 2019, 08:49:06 AM
I have one of these - https://www.panamax.com/product/1500va-rack-mount-ups-MB1500 (https://www.panamax.com/product/1500va-rack-mount-ups-MB1500)

Title: Re: UPS - Universal Power Supply for HTPC
Post by: tripplej on November 26, 2019, 10:35:52 AM
Thanks. Didn't realize Panamax  made UPS as well. Will have him look into it. 
Title: Re: UPS - Universal Power Supply for HTPC
Post by: AVSCraig on November 26, 2019, 11:41:28 AM
Thanks. Didn't realize Panamax  made UPS as well. Will have him look into it.
I've had mine for over 10 years now. I just replaced the battery.
Title: Re: UPS - Universal Power Supply for HTPC
Post by: AVSMike on November 26, 2019, 03:59:06 PM
I've had mine for over 10 years now. I just replaced the battery.
Your battery lasted 10 years or it died a while back and you are just now replacing?
Title: Re: UPS - Universal Power Supply for HTPC
Post by: AVSCraig on November 26, 2019, 05:13:38 PM
Your battery lasted 10 years or it died a while back and you are just now replacing?
The battery finally quit holding a charge and needed replacing after 10 years. A battery back up that could run a projector 10 years between charges would probably be really really large ! :-[:-X;D