Home » Questions » Computers [ Ask a new question ]

What's the best UPS unit for a home PC [closed]

What's the best UPS unit for a home PC [closed]

I recently moved into a new house, and it seems that every time there's an electrical storm, the power will blink on and off quite frequently. I was thinking of getting a UPS (Uninterruptible power supply) for my home computer. I don't need anything that will last for hours. Just something that can ride out the blips during electrical storms. How do I find a unit that can supply enough power for my PC, while not going overboard and spending more money than I need to.

Asked by: Guest | Views: 146
Total answers/comments: 1
Guest [Entry]

"APC has a calculator to help you ballpark your requirements.

A few things to know before getting a UPS:

They add a little redundancy to your system; not a lot
The battery will need to be replaced every few years in order to get any meaningful use out of it. I have an old battery than doesn't last 0.1 seconds on a full charge, it got me ~3 minutes of usage when it was new
Some components can damage UPS's (laser printers for sure) so definately review the UPS manual"