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UPS suggestions <not the brown truck kind>

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09-13-2006 12:28 PM
I need to get a couple of new uniterupted power supplies for our office. On
one, we'd be running two pc's and monitors and a printer. On the other we'd
be running two pc's and a plotter . I'm thinking around 1500
watts each would be good. Run time isn't that big of a factor just as long
as it's more than 5 minutes or so. WE need it to be reliable for power
problems as well. Seems like every time the power goes off from storms or
poles down we get a problem in a pc. So far this year we have either
replaced or repaired every pc we have. And always when we have problems
it's been after a power outtage. I've sortof looked at some but got lost in
all the specs. What suggestions are there out there?

TIA
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Rabbit @ *ork

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*David M. Gardner
Message 2 of 13 (165 Views)

Re: UPS suggestions <not the brown truck kind>

09-13-2006 12:46 PM in reply to: *Rabbit
Most UPS people will tell you not to run your printer off of a UPS, if it is
a laser printer. I can give you a name of a company that deals with
refurbished UPS' and new ones. They are good in my opinion.

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Thanks,
David M. Gardner
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"Rabbit" wrote in message
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I need to get a couple of new uniterupted power supplies for our office. On
one, we'd be running two pc's and monitors and a printer. On the other we'd
be running two pc's and a plotter . I'm thinking around 1500
watts each would be good. Run time isn't that big of a factor just as long
as it's more than 5 minutes or so. WE need it to be reliable for power
problems as well. Seems like every time the power goes off from storms or
poles down we get a problem in a pc. So far this year we have either
replaced or repaired every pc we have. And always when we have problems
it's been after a power outtage. I've sortof looked at some but got lost in
all the specs. What suggestions are there out there?

TIA
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Rabbit @ *ork

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*Murph
Message 3 of 13 (165 Views)

Re: UPS suggestions <not the brown truck kind>

09-13-2006 12:47 PM in reply to: *Rabbit
<"Rabbit" <> wrote ...






I'll comment after 12:00 midnight sunday.

Murph
*Rabbit
Message 4 of 13 (165 Views)

Re: UPS suggestions <not the brown truck kind>

09-13-2006 01:13 PM in reply to: *Rabbit
>I'll comment after 12:00 midnight sunday.

Thought number 1 to this:

Is the world going to end sometime after that and it doesn't matter?


Thought number 2 to this:

Okay. But if you don't answer within 3 days after that, then I'll come
looking for ya'. That's your curfew, 3 days.


Thought number 3 to this:

Is there something that you know, but have to wait until the "situation" has
been past the deadline?
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Rabbit @ *ork

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*Rabbit
Message 5 of 13 (165 Views)

Re: UPS suggestions <not the brown truck kind>

09-13-2006 01:14 PM in reply to: *Rabbit
Shoot me a link at jamie_myers at yahoo dot com.

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Rabbit @ *ork

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"David M. Gardner" wrote in message
news:5328150@discussion.autodesk.com...
Most UPS people will tell you not to run your printer off of a UPS, if it is
a laser printer. I can give you a name of a company that deals with
refurbished UPS' and new ones. They are good in my opinion.

--

Thanks,
David M. Gardner
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"Rabbit" wrote in message
news:5328111@discussion.autodesk.com...
I need to get a couple of new uniterupted power supplies for our office. On
one, we'd be running two pc's and monitors and a printer. On the other we'd
be running two pc's and a plotter . I'm thinking around 1500
watts each would be good. Run time isn't that big of a factor just as long
as it's more than 5 minutes or so. WE need it to be reliable for power
problems as well. Seems like every time the power goes off from storms or
poles down we get a problem in a pc. So far this year we have either
replaced or repaired every pc we have. And always when we have problems
it's been after a power outtage. I've sortof looked at some but got lost in
all the specs. What suggestions are there out there?

TIA
--
Rabbit @ *ork

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*Murph
Message 6 of 13 (165 Views)

Re: UPS suggestions <not the brown truck kind>

09-13-2006 01:54 PM in reply to: *Rabbit
Playing it safe til No. 3 (or the 401k check clears)

Murph

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"Rabbit" wrote in message
news:5328191@discussion.autodesk.com...
>I'll comment after 12:00 midnight sunday.

Thought number 1 to this:

Is the world going to end sometime after that and it doesn't matter?


Thought number 2 to this:

Okay. But if you don't answer within 3 days after that, then I'll come
looking for ya'. That's your curfew, 3 days.


Thought number 3 to this:

Is there something that you know, but have to wait until the "situation" has
been past the deadline?
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Rabbit @ *ork

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*David M. Gardner
Message 7 of 13 (165 Views)

Re: UPS suggestions <not the brown truck kind>

09-14-2006 05:14 AM in reply to: *Rabbit
www.cbmi.com

I usually deal with Mitchell Rothman.

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Thanks,
David M. Gardner
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"Rabbit" wrote in message
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Shoot me a link at jamie_myers at yahoo dot com.

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Rabbit @ *ork

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"David M. Gardner" wrote in message
news:5328150@discussion.autodesk.com...
Most UPS people will tell you not to run your printer off of a UPS, if it is
a laser printer. I can give you a name of a company that deals with
refurbished UPS' and new ones. They are good in my opinion.

--

Thanks,
David M. Gardner
Change the DOT to reply

"Rabbit" wrote in message
news:5328111@discussion.autodesk.com...
I need to get a couple of new uniterupted power supplies for our office. On
one, we'd be running two pc's and monitors and a printer. On the other we'd
be running two pc's and a plotter . I'm thinking around 1500
watts each would be good. Run time isn't that big of a factor just as long
as it's more than 5 minutes or so. WE need it to be reliable for power
problems as well. Seems like every time the power goes off from storms or
poles down we get a problem in a pc. So far this year we have either
replaced or repaired every pc we have. And always when we have problems
it's been after a power outtage. I've sortof looked at some but got lost in
all the specs. What suggestions are there out there?

TIA
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Rabbit @ *ork

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Message 8 of 13 (165 Views)

Re: UPS suggestions <not the brown truck kind>

09-14-2006 06:57 AM in reply to: *Rabbit
You really don't wnat to do that.
Each computer should have its own back up.
I have used the APC ES 350 or ones like it for a long time
and they work well. Back ups like this also have surge protection and are meant to run one workstation.
find them at www.apc.com around $40 us
*David Plotts
Message 9 of 13 (165 Views)

Re: UPS suggestions <not the brown truck kind>

09-14-2006 08:45 AM in reply to: *Rabbit
We use the APC BE650R

http://www.apc.com/resource/include/techspec_index.cfm?base_sku=BE650R

390 Watts / 650 VA, $80 at Circuit City. Every machine in our office has an
UPS.



"Rabbit" wrote in message
news:5328111@discussion.autodesk.com...
I need to get a couple of new uniterupted power supplies for our office. On
one, we'd be running two pc's and monitors and a printer. On the other we'd
be running two pc's and a plotter . I'm thinking around 1500
watts each would be good. Run time isn't that big of a factor just as long
as it's more than 5 minutes or so. WE need it to be reliable for power
problems as well. Seems like every time the power goes off from storms or
poles down we get a problem in a pc. So far this year we have either
replaced or repaired every pc we have. And always when we have problems
it's been after a power outtage. I've sortof looked at some but got lost in
all the specs. What suggestions are there out there?

TIA
--
Rabbit @ *ork

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*Terry W. Dotson
Message 10 of 13 (165 Views)

Re: UPS suggestions <not the brown truck kind>

09-14-2006 09:53 AM in reply to: *Rabbit
David Plotts wrote:

> We use the APC BE650R

I've given up on APC here (3 of them). After a while they start acting
flaky and shut down the system on the hint of a brownout.

Terry

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