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UPS power?

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware' started by wildside, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. wildside

    wildside Very Active Member

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    after the day we have had with the ice storm here, and the power on and off all day i decided i finally should have bought one a long time ago:Oops: have had an inch of ice overnight, thats nothing to what i hear oklahoma got

    i bought a cheap UPS at radio shack across the street, but i was wondering what everyone recommends for a good power backup,

    as far as power consumption or needs, we have a mimaki jv3, cold laminator, network attached terrastation, ethernet switches and routers, 2 computers etc.....

    if anyone has any advice or setups you would like to share
     
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  2. jiarby

    jiarby Major Contributor

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    I use APC 650's for the computers here just to protect against power blinks...not extended outages. I have one for the Mutoh 1604 also.
     
  3. tmac

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    you will need a generator,printers require to much juice for battery backups
     
  4. wildside

    wildside Very Active Member

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    all the power the printer needs is basically for me to hit cancel and then shut it down safely not the abrupt printing and OFF!!!!!
     
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    jscarl Very Active Member

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    When I was traveling from show to show with my trailer, I had an APS 500. Several power outages, spikes, surges, almost an every day occurance. Loved that thing. Saved my dooper more than once. Had time to shut down correctly.
     
  6. Bogie

    Bogie Very Active Member

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    Yeah, after this weekend, I'm going to go get one just for my Mutoh - The Epson works just fine on a smaller one, but with the heaters, I'm probably going to go 10-15 amps for the Mutoh's...

    One thing to also look for is "equipment replacement insurance." These guys figure nobody's going to use it all that much, and you'll have to fight them over things, but hey...
     
  7. msrobere

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    I have purchased an APC SMART-UPS 2200VA for my mutoh. Enough juice in it to power it with the heaters on a least for about 5 minutes. Spent about $350 on it refurb. with brand new batteries. But when I figure that you spend $20k on a printer you can at least spend some money on a decent battery back up. With being in the lighting capital of the world. I have ups on every piece of important equipment I have. I have 7 of them in the shop.
     
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