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    Hey guys, till date i have bought 3 New ups.
    every UPS of mine will work fine for 2 to 2.5 years and will get corrupted.

    so you please post you experience about you UPS here.
    and suggest me a good brand to own for the next time.

    NOTE: UNINTERRUPTED POWER SUPPLY (UPS)

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    I have a no brand ups and it has been working fine since 2002.

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    ok i dont know abt the best, cause i owed only one
    its tec com 600 va, working fine till now

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    how old it is.
    what about the backup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prasannaganesh View Post
    how old it is.
    what about the backup.
    asking me pal??

    any its 2yrs old, i dont really know abt the backup, never tested it usually shutdown my pc when i loose electricity. but i hav used it for 5-7 mins at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sb21pro View Post
    asking me pal??
    certainly.

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    okiii

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    Quote Originally Posted by prasannaganesh View Post
    Hey guys, till date i have bought 3 New ups.
    every UPS of mine will work fine for 2 to 2.5 years and will get corrupted.

    so you please post you experience about you UPS here.
    and suggest me a good brand to own for the next time.

    NOTE: UNINTERRUPTED POWER SUPPLY (UPS)
    Make sure you never switch of the main power supply to which the UPS is connected unless there is a power failure or you r leaving ur house locked for more than a day .
    Otherwise battery gets drained and the more frequently it happens , the more likely its going to go kaput in the near future .

    I have used 2 UPSes ... The first one 'Smart UPS' lasted for 1 year only ... After that i have used 'APC UPS'

    This one has lasted me close to 8 years with one battery change in the middle .

    You can also configure windows xp to Control this UPS .... and configure the way it alerts you inside windows

    One example Option:

    Alert tone every 100 seconds after the Power failure

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShAdOwCoN View Post
    Make sure you never switch of the main power supply to which the UPS is connected unless there is a power failure or you r leaving ur house locked for more than a day .
    Otherwise battery gets drained and the more frequently it happens , the more likely its going to go kaput in the near future .
    i always do it.
    but i am area , there is more voltage fluctuations and power cut.
    this makes the ups life shorter.
    do you know the UPS which has the best AVR.

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    My first ups was a local, no brand ups... worked fine for 3 yrs but then the battery expired. After that i stopped using UPS.

    My new one is from "Numeric" 600 VA , its been only around 3 months since i started using it, so i can't say much about it.

    The backup time is 20 mins at full load and 30 mins without monitor.

    For about two months i used to discharge and charge the UPS everyday since there was power cut everyday from 6-8 ie during NU time so i used to leave the system on for as long as possible.. So i expect the battery to expire quickly.

    This UPS can be controlled using Serial Port but i dunno how.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newprouser View Post
    Numeric" 600 VA
    Mine too, mine too. :w00t:

    But I am only getting maximum 10-15 minutes Back-up with Monitor off.

    I didn't get UPS to PC Interface Cable & software CD with the package either.

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    I ve been using UPS now @ my work place for 2-3 years....its a high quality UPS as we have lots of fluctuations and spikes from our Board since its an Industrial Area. We get them made customized as per our requirements and thy have been working fine.
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    I was using MircoTek UPS for past 5 years. Recenlty (last month) i brought this APC UPS.

    Quote Originally Posted by ShAdOwCoN View Post
    Make sure you never switch of the main power supply to which the UPS is connected unless there is a power failure or you r leaving ur house locked for more than a day .
    Otherwise battery gets drained and the more frequently it happens , the more likely its going to go kaput in the near future .
    I did not get your point. Can you explain it again.

    Quote Originally Posted by ShAdOwCoN View Post
    You can also configure windows xp to Control this UPS
    Can you explain the steps involved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rameshjeee View Post


    I did not get your point. Can you explain it again.
    the main switch which supply power to the UPS should keep ON always , except during outing long dates.
    so the battery gets charged continuously and dont get discharges frequently.
    this makes the battery life better.
    Got it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rameshjeee View Post
    Can you explain the steps involved.
    with the APC have you get a serial cable to connect to the serial port of the computer and the serial port present in the back of the UPS.

    you may got a CD with software to configure the connection.

    this software will alert you on power failure and give a rough count down time for the existing backup.it even shuts down by closing all the application automatically.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Archer View Post
    Mine too, mine too. :w00t:

    But I am only getting maximum 10-15 minutes Back-up with Monitor off.

    I didn't get UPS to PC Interface Cable & software CD with the package either.
    Oh gr8.

    Think u have a high end config/more devices that should exp the lower back up time.

    Actually i got the cd with s/w but its not able to detect the serial cable connected to the ups. ( My mobo does'nt have a external serial port so I connected a cable from the serial pins near memory slot to an external connector on the casing.. I think this maybe a problem as well)

    Do u want me to send u the s/w, u can try na..

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    Quote Originally Posted by prasannaganesh View Post
    the main switch which supply power to the UPS should keep ON always , except during outing long dates.
    so the battery gets charged continuously and dont get discharges frequently.
    this makes the battery life better.
    Got it?
    Yeah, now got.I normally switch off the Main suppy (to the UPS).
    Will switch on from now onwards...
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    i have microtek ups...(don't know the model no.)......using it for abt 2yrs now............backup is still good....

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    Quote Originally Posted by prasannaganesh View Post
    Hey guys, till date i have bought 3 New ups.
    every UPS of mine will work fine for 2 to 2.5 years and will get corrupted.

    so you please post you experience about you UPS here.
    and suggest me a good brand to own for the next time.

    NOTE: UNINTERRUPTED POWER SUPPLY (UPS)
    My strange UPS (dont know the brand name) is working fine for 3 years. The previous one worked for 5 years and went nuts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prasannaganesh View Post

    with the APC have you get a serial cable to connect to the serial port of the computer and the serial port present in the back of the UPS.

    you may got a CD with software to configure the connection.

    this software will alert you on power failure and give a rough count down time for the existing backup.it even shuts down by closing all the application automatically.
    XP provides native UPS support
    So There is a simpler step actually

    Right click [on Desktop] -->Properties-->Screensaver[Tab] -->Power [Button]-->UPS [Tab] -->Select[Tab]

    Select Manufacturer as American power Conversion [APC] .... If you dont have APC choose generic

    For APC users
    After that select your model and click Finish

    If you selected the correct model The configure button should be activated by now .... click on it and configure your settings for your UPS ....

    Thats it

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShAdOwCoN View Post
    XP provides native UPS support
    So There is a simpler step actually

    Right click [on Desktop] -->Properties-->Screensaver[Tab] -->Power [Button]-->UPS [Tab] -->Select[Tab]

    Select Manufacturer as American power Conversion [APC] .... If you dont have APC choose generic

    For APC users
    After that select your model and click Finish

    If you selected the correct model The configure button should be activated by now .... click on it and configure your settings for your UPS ....

    Thats it
    I had a confusion over this, I did not know which signaling the UPS was using Negative or Positive.

    If i select positive signalling, the system starts and shuts down immediately after loading desktop even while on AC power

    and in negative signalling , the system does not shutdown even when the computer is ups powered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newprouser View Post
    I had a confusion over this, I did not know which signaling the UPS was using Negative or Positive.

    If i select positive signalling, the system starts and shuts down immediately after loading desktop even while on AC power

    and in negative signalling , the system does not shutdown even when the computer is ups powered.
    I cant get u ...

    Can u post a screenshot pls ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by newprouser View Post
    I had a confusion over this, I did not know which signaling the UPS was using Negative or Positive.

    If i select positive signalling, the system starts and shuts down immediately after loading desktop even while on AC power

    and in negative signalling , the system does not shutdown even when the computer is ups powered.

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    mine is umax..gives 45 mins..and hour when monitor is off
    job takes the child away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newprouser View Post
    IMG
    Do you have the user manual for your UPS ?

    APC users might want to check out this

    http://www.apcmedia.com/salestools/T...QVCZ_R1_EN.pdf
    Last edited by ShAdOwCoN; 10th January 2009 at 07:20 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShAdOwCoN View Post
    Do you have the user manual for your UPS ?
    Yes I do.. I couldn't find any related info on this..

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    Quote Originally Posted by newprouser View Post
    Yes I do.. I couldn't find any related info on this..
    Nothing about polarities ?

    Then i dont really know

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    i have been using APC ups for 3yrs now ... no problems yet ... i have another pc using lunia ups ... it is having problems ... the battery doesnt get charged at all ... it just works like a spikebuster now

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    i use sine wave 800VA inverter with heavy duty exide 150AH battery gives 5 hr backup in event of power failure,because i don't want my downloads to get interrupted.
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    I am using a V-Guard UPS which i had bought back in 2002. Had to change the battery 2 years ago. Still gives me 15~17 min backup in the event of a power failure..

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    Quote Originally Posted by cool_techie_tvm View Post
    I am using a V-Guard UPS which i had bought back in 2002. Had to change the battery 2 years ago. Still gives me 15~17 min backup in the event of a power failure..
    V-Guard is one of the best. But I think(even now) they are popular only in South India.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jatinder911 View Post
    i use sine wave 800VA inverter with heavy duty exide 150AH battery gives 5 hr backup in event of power failure,because i don't want my downloads to get interrupted.

    WOW just gr88!!


    Quote Originally Posted by cool_techie_tvm View Post
    I am using a V-Guard UPS which i had bought back in 2002. Had to change the battery 2 years ago. Still gives me 15~17 min backup in the event of a power failure..

    V guard eh?? i havent heard abt that i own APC BackUPS-500 i am satisfied with it
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    hi
    i too had the same problem of getting corrupted after some time so from that time i am using my own UPS

    i made it using a CAR battery and made it, its working very fine now. once in a while when it gets totally drained i have to keep the pc off & charge it for over night rest of the time it works great.

    if want to know using what i made it let me know ill post the details

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    Quote Originally Posted by kirankumargb View Post
    hi
    i too had the same problem of getting corrupted after some time so from that time i am using my own UPS

    i made it using a CAR battery and made it, its working very fine now. once in a while when it gets totally drained i have to keep the pc off & charge it for over night rest of the time it works great.

    if want to know using what i made it let me know ill post the details
    please tell us the details on how u made ups from a car battery.. please tell us step by step procedure so that we can do it too.. awaiting your post.

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    If have no experience with such devices or dont know anyone who can help you in person .... dont go for it....

    well ok .... go for it but atleast dont connect it with your computer for starters ......
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    hemantaims doubt has been cleared in PM

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    Quote Originally Posted by kirankumargb View Post
    hi
    i too had the same problem of getting corrupted after some time so from that time i am using my own UPS

    i made it using a CAR battery and made it, its working very fine now. once in a while when it gets totally drained i have to keep the pc off & charge it for over night rest of the time it works great.

    if want to know using what i made it let me know ill post the details

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    Thanks

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    I have had 2 APC UPS's. The first one had a problem. The battery for some reason had bulged. It was a few months old then. They said that the battery was not under warrenty and that i need to buy a new battery.
    Then we could not remove the battery frm the UPS. Had to buy another one then. I was not very happy with that, but the new one is fine till now....
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    Quote Originally Posted by rajan1311 View Post
    Then we could not remove the battery frm the UPS.
    I didnt understand this part, please explain

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    I have Umax

    hope you guys have heard of it :tt2:
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    May be because of bulging, it got stuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meetdilip View Post
    May be because of bulging, it got stuck.
    yep

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    Default Help on ups and inverter

    I have a sine wave inverter ups with a tata flat bed six cell battery and also a small ups before my computer.

    Is there a way to not use the small ups and if using the inverter have it setup so there is no shut down of the computer?

    I get conflicting information and the advice is not clear. The way I am told is that if I don't have the small ups, then when the inverter switches on to ups, that short lag time is enough so that the computer will shut off.

    Thanks

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    APC BackUPS 500VA gives me a back up of ~20-25 minutes without monitor.

    thing is my pc, 5.1 speaker system , modem and external hard disk are all hooked up to it, without all these paraphernalia i may get better backup.

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    Default Still waiting for someone to guide me

    Last post requested help.

    What's the best way to setup a desktop computer if you have a sine wav inverter? Mine is 600V, gives about 2 hours total backup, maybe more. I also have a regular small ups.

    Hoping someone with practical experience and techinical understanding can steer me right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spindoc View Post
    APC BackUPS 500VA gives me a back up of ~20-25 minutes without monitor.

    thing is my pc, 5.1 speaker system , modem and external hard disk are all hooked up to it, without all these paraphernalia i may get better backup.
    Please post the results with the monitor plugged in...

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