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VS-640 and UPS support?

Discussion in 'Roland' started by Fantazia, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. Fantazia

    Fantazia Member

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    I want to support my VS-640 with an UPS pack to protect from power failure. Does enyone know the specs of the UPS? (heater makes printer to consume more power) Will a 1000 VA UPS be strong enough?
     
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  2. SignMeUpGraphics

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    I run an APC 1500VA unit on my VS-540. It is just enough to keep it running with heaters on full.
    I don't think 1000VA will be enough.
     
  3. SightLine

    SightLine Very Active Member

    We have a 6000va one dedicated to our Mimaki JV33. That will hold it for about 10 minutes when the printer is running wide open.
     
  4. Fantazia

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    Thank you for your answers :) I think 1500VA will be enough to support for some minutes. Till now I had a power failure while printer was cleaning head after startup, no good thing during that right?
     
  5. apic

    apic New Member

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    The power consumption of the VS-640 during operation is 1080 W. (The VS-540 consumes 1050 Watts.) Using a 1500 VA (865 W) UPS for this printer is NOT a good solution! The UPS will be overloaded when the heaters are on!

    On the USA market, an APC 1500 (865 W) UPS is about $199. For the SAME amount, we can purchase an Xfinity PRO 2000VA (1200W) UPS. That will work...
     
  6. SignMeUpGraphics

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    I mainly have mine installed to trim the excessive voltage in our area (260V+).
    We rarely get power dropouts, and I wouldn't run the printer on the UPS if we did.
    The 1500VA model is rated to 980W on the 240V models.

    Boy you get your APC models cheap in the US. The 1500VA unit in Australia is $900+.
    USD$199 would get you a 700VA model at best over here.

    That being said, very good advice provided regarded running the printer while power is offline.
     
  7. Fantazia

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    It would be so nice if heater was in a separate plug... Heater could be directly in mains power and printer via UPS...
     
  8. apic

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    Yes, it would be very nice, but since the heater is electronically controlled the separation would probably cost more than the price difference between a smaller and a 2000 VA UPS unit. For me the "no brainer" decision is the Xfinity PRO 2000VA for $199 and the problem is solved...
     
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