Julien Mills on 11 Jun 2008 07:28:42 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] How to figure out my UPS needs

TuskenTower <tuskentower@gmail.com> wrote:

> So, I lost power last night (so boring!) and obviously, my
> internet
> connection and VOIP service went kaput.  I have been
> meaning to get a
> UPS to power the cable modem, router, VOIP adapter and
> wireless phone,
> but I have no idea how to figure out what will do the job. 
> Does
> anyone know how a complete n00b could go about figuring out
> what UPS
> to buy?

I've had trouble figuring this out myself.  I have several
APC-1500 units here.  I just looked at one with a smallish
PC attached, it claims the PC is using 61 Watts and that
the battery will last 108 minutes.

So, I don't know if your four items are about equivalent to
a small PC, maybe? Maybe less?  So I guess it depends on how 
long you want the battery to last.

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