Worse yet, they buy crappy surge protector which is more like a nicer-packed powerbar.willyolio wrote:that said, it's often overlooked/forgotten by most people. they just stick it on a surge protector, and that's it. it should be an invaluable part of any setup.
Except when you were on August 14th, 2003.FireGryphon wrote:I personally live in New York City where we probably have the most stable power grid in the country, and therefore do not use a UPS.
wibeasley wrote:I'd read the review. But how expensive and complicated is the equipment that's needed to analyze the step/sine waves? Does DamageLabs have that equipment?
emorgoch wrote:It all sounds interesting, but I really can't see TR doing UPS reviews. It's not that I believe that they can't, but that I feel their resources could be better used on reviewing other products within their core competence, or dealing with other issues more directly related to computer hardware (i.e. where's that mythical gap between when you should upgrade your GPU vs. upgrading your CPU).
lex-ington wrote:I am most definately for a review in this topic. I am very interested in purchasing one and would like to come here for an answer (comparison of brands and what to look for). I can then make a knowledgable recommendation to my family members in the Bahamas, where blackouts are a multi-weekly occurance.
I knwo there are other sites out there that may deal with stuff like this, but they have their regulars, like I am a regular of TR and value their conclusions when making a decision with other people's money, including my own.
Flying Fox wrote:If you can folk over Canadian $200+tax, wait for Dell to have another sale of those SmartUPS 1500VA units. Their lowest price was that amount, free shipping for such a heavy thing too!
leor wrote:I won't even do tech support for someone if they don't at least have one of those cheap UPS systems anymore.
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