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Do you have a UPS for your printer?

Discussion in 'Installation Equipment & Techniques' started by Dukenukem117, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. Dukenukem117

    Dukenukem117 Member

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    We are looking at buying one of the 64" Latex printers from HP and we were thinking about getting a UPS for it as well. It's more to protect it from brownouts than anything, but the HP rep I called said it's not needed and that they recommend we don't use a UPS at all. I thought this was strange advice.

    Was wondering what everyone else here thinks.
     
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  2. Solventinkjet

    Solventinkjet DIY Printer Fixing Guide

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    I would get one. Most manufacturers don't honor warranties where a power surge blows up the machine without a surge protector.
     
  3. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    You would need a huge UPS for the latex machines, they require 2 dedicated 220v circuits. I imagine a UPS that could handle that would be a few thousand $
     
  4. Solventinkjet

    Solventinkjet DIY Printer Fixing Guide

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    Totally forgot about that. That may complicate things.
     
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    bannertime Very Active Member

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    The 220v GFCI breakers are all that HP requires. Would not use the machine without those.
     
  6. Modern Ink Signs

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    I recently purchased the HP 570 and got a quote for (2) UPS for 220. If my memory serves it was approx $6500.

    I had my entire shop surge protected. I also have coverage through my business insurance for this protection.

    I do have UPSs on my computers and other printers that are 120. More for lose of power to get things shut down rather that surge protection.
     
  7. Ron the Sign Man

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    I bought mine from this place. https://greenlightups.com/ They sell new and refurbished units and have great customer service. We bought one for our FB700 and it works great.
     
  8. Superior_Adam

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    Have an electrician put a surge protector on your electrical panel then the whole building is protected.
     
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  9. MJDallas

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    I tried putting a UPS on my Epson S60600 but it just overloaded it- even a big one. I checked with Grimco and they said it simply needed a surge protector- which it has. Make sure to buy a good, NEW one. Older ones for some reason wear out.

    https://energytoday.biz/blog/do-surge-protectors-wear-out
     
  10. Ron the Sign Man

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    My problem was too much voltage. We had 268v (power company said they could go as high as 270v by law) and the FB didn't like it all. We had to step down to 220/230 to keep the machine from throwing error codes, the surge protector keeps a constant voltage..
     
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  13. Dukenukem117

    Dukenukem117 Member

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    Oh that's cool. So I guess I would need two of those given the Latex uses two cords. Thanks.


    Ya, it's the only thing I really hate about the machines. But a 6000VA "should" handle it, and I did find refurbished ones for roughly $1000-1500.
     
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