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    We use cheap Standby units at work
    "There is no way you can be Harvard Monday through Friday, and try to be Alabama on Saturday" -Art Guepe former University of Virginia head football coach

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    Personally, I use two Opti UPS at home as well as a single Belkin. IMO, Opti UPS has some of the best price / performance units on the market.

    Tripp Lite seems to bank on their name more than the actual quality of their lower-end units. In the pricier ranges Tripp still seems to be producing high quality stuff though.

    APC? Not bad but their units are expensive without any reason unless you can find them on sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hondacity View Post
    tripp-lite? questionable..i have one low end..it sucks...
    Congratulations. Low end APC's blow donkey balls too. Want to go buy another low end standby and not bitch?

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    nahh i'm getting something decent or wait for a freebie

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    Awfully empty looking (small) PCB with very little components...
    I have MGE Pulsar Evolution 1500 and with local electronics repairman changed its internal tiny winy 60mm noisemaker to external adapter mounted 80mm fan and whole right side of UPS is full of PCB with lot more components than this. Too bad I forgot to take pics because it's awfully hard to open for seeing PCB.
    I wonder are these designs entirely different because of so big difference in amount of "stuff" inside...


    Quote Originally Posted by SKYMTL View Post
    Personally, I use two Opti UPS at home as well as a single Belkin.
    Better hope that insides of that Belkin are more sturdy than insides of their certain other product... which failed on me last Thursday.

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    My SMART-UPS 1500 was a work UPS. a new set of batteries about 2 years ago has kept it going. It was a freebie prior to the batteries. One of the advantages of working for a tech company that goes belly up - lots of leftovers. Each of my TV's has a SmartUPS 1000, also from work. None of them have needed batteries yet.

    I would have taken the Matrix 5000, but I didn't have one of those wheelie things, and I don't have the high voltage hookup for it except in the garage - besides, I probably would have felt guilty - although if I was really creative with the fusebox (I considered it) I could have run all the gear in my house on it.

    Where I live (out in the sticks) the power is bad and this thing gets a workout. The equipment it carries holds it at about 80% load 24/7. The power here is so marginal that just turning on my 1970's stereo system (not connected to a UPS) will cause the whole house to go on battery for a few seconds.

    Anyway - I digress. My point is that I have had good luck with the mid and high line APC gear. All of the APC stuff I have used has been good except for a couple of the 900 watt ones I bought at BestBuy for a customer that I took back due to obnoxiously loud fans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Payne View Post
    So you didn't tell them??
    Why not make sure that they know what you know?
    Take it easy and read the entire review before you post.
    Software readings are crap.

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    You know what I want...I want a UPS that will power my laptop for like a week straight. That way I can camp out next to a Starbucks/whatever for a week when a hurricane knocks out my power.

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    great review OW! i can't wait to see more UPS reviews - there are not to many people that are doing them.

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