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    Default Looking for a good 240V ups

    Hello everyone,
    I'm looking for a good ups which can be used with 240V power sockets. I spend a couple of months a year in a country which can get sudden power cuts as well as surges and as I'll be using a desktop from now on (instead of a laptop) I need to have enough time to be able to switch the pc off and keep the psu happy (this'll either be a evga gs or g2 unit). I'm mentioning the psu as I'm not sure if I would need a pure or simulated sine wave unit.

    I'd like to keep the price below £100.

    I came across a pure sine wave unit from cyberpower (CP900EPFCLCD) and was wondering if there are any better ones for less.

    Thanks for reading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grayem View Post
    I came across a pure sine wave unit from cyberpower (CP900EPFCLCD) and was wondering if there are any better ones for less.
    As far as I know, it isn't pure sine wave (but "modified" sine wave), and no, as far as I know there isn't anything really better for the price.
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    In the specs here it does say pure sinewave output.

    Just to confirm, but this unit will also protect my pc from surges as well right?

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    That's a nice unit.

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    I've been doing a bit of research on buying a ups locally when I'm in the country rather than taking one from the UK and I came across this one (the 650VA unit) being sold locally for about £25 and some of the locals I spoke to said that it's a good unit.

    It does have a simulated sinewave and I was wondering if my EVGA GS psu will be ok with that waveform.

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    I smell Must Power or other chinese crap maker. That Prolink is Must Power for sure, stay away from that, it's incredible PoS.

    APC Smart UPS can be configured to 220, 230 and 240 V.

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    I can't find a retailer selling APC units but I did find someone selling a Cyberpower BU1000E, what's your opinion on this?

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    It actually claimes to be line-interactive, interesting, but still cheap plastic crap…they often use very cheap and bad batteries in that too.

    Amazon has but it is quite expensive http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B003IR6NNK This is the latest version, actually Schneider design already. If there are the older APC Smart units somewhere and you can solder, you can refurbish those yourself. They are very solid, used come cheap quite often, mostly 1kVA versions. And with two big batteries they have nice runtime.

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    Cyberpower is actually pretty good. I have a few units here and they've held up for a long time. Also, when I used to install VoIP phone systems, we'd use rack mountable CyberPower 1500VAs in the installs. I don't think you're giving them enough credit by calling them "cheap plastic crap". For a home user? It's probably overkill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grayem View Post
    In the specs here it does say pure sinewave output.
    I think those are lies... err, marketing "gimnicks": http://www.sws.cz/prod_img/cyberpowe...0datasheet.pdf


    Quote Originally Posted by grayem View Post
    Just to confirm, but this unit will also protect my pc from surges as well right?
    Yes, it's a line-interactive model, so it offers a limited protection for similar issues (those UPSes correct minor power fluctuations as brownouts, over voltages, and so on, in order to spare on battery time).
    Best, Luca

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