UPS (battery backup) good idea?

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  1. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    I was working on someone's computer the other day. Its on a shop floor and there's a compact flourscent light plugged into the same power strip as the computer and monitor. A few feet away there's an electric welder and every time it clicks on, the light goes out for a moment. The computer and monitor do no appear to be affected. Would you get UPS anyway to protect the computer or am I just being overly cautious?
     
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    Yea its a good thing to get one. They do sell the ones built into the Power strips now and they are someimes cheaper. I have an APC power strip that has a battery built into it, and it only costed like 30 bucks. They are real good to have when the lights blink, go dim, etc etc.
     
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    We put UPSes on all our computers at the office. It provides good surge protection, and a couple minutes to shut down your machine in the case of an outage (which are common at one of our offices).

    You can get a little 350W UPS for $50 Canadian these days, so it's well worth it.
     
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    I found someone there with enough sense to OK a cheap UPS and I hooked it up today. The other guy (shop floor manager) didn't think the flickering lights were a problem and thought I should just turn the light off if it bothered me. :ugh:
     
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    Yep Knick knack paddy whack, give the old dog a bone

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    We have a 1000 at work running both servers and our network stuff. It clicks on and off probably 5 times a day. We have terrible electric service.

    I have a 500 at home that I picked up for $15 after rebate.

    Worth every penny IMO. It's not worth losing something you're working on, or worse... corrupting your file system, if someone decides to hit a telephone pole in front of your house.
     

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