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johnny15

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Hello everyone!
I'd like to ask your suggestions about buying a good UPS for my computer,
I am going to use 2-3 maybe 4 receptaples ( i don't know if that word is correct )
and i hope you can keep the price under 100$ :)
sorry for my english

PC SPECIFICATIONS

CPU : Intel Core Quad Q6600

Motherboard: IP35 PRO

RAM: 4GB Ram DDR2 Dual channel x400MHz

Graphics Card: HD 5570

PSU : Coolermaster 650W (I think)

Operating System: Windows 7 32Bit

Monitor: Samsung Syncmaster 2032BW 20’’

HDD1 : Sata II 320GB Seagate

HDD2: 1ΤΒ Western Digital
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Hi mate,

Typically a UPS will have two parts to the connection - Battery Backup and Surge Protection only.

Can you confirm what you want plugged in to which part and what sort of uptime you are looking to achieve?

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I have never used a UPS and don't know where should i place each part,
i also wanted to ask the meaning of these 2, because i am not sure if i knew their meaning.
battery backup option is used for giving a little time to the computer for saving files.
and the other option is only for protection?
I wanted to plug in a TV, my computer and maybe something else like a printer...
When u say uptime you mean how much time do i need the computer to stay on after the black-out?

A friend suggested this one :
UPS ΕΑΤΟΝ NV Series 800VA

Edited by johnny15, 22 October 2013 - 09:15 AM.

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Hi mate,

Yes exactly as you have written - battery backup will give power from the battery when mains goes out. Generally speaking we are in the absolute budget range of UPS for this price. If you get 2 minutes uptime then it's a half decent one for the price.

I would plug the PC tower and 1x screen into the battery backup, and everything else into the surge protection ports.
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tnx a lot ur post was really helpful :D
i am going for it then!

I got one more question, can i plug this in ? and i i can in which part?
because i dont know the word i gave u a photo instead :P

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Edited by johnny15, 23 October 2013 - 07:09 AM.

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This is just a power adapter board, you can plug it in and it will work fine. Just make sure not to overload it too much otherwise if a power failure occurs, there'll be too much connected and you won't have enough uptime to shut down properly.
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Thanks a lot for your help! :D
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