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How much UPS do you need?

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MitchV

Member
Joined
Mar 19, 2004
Location
Virginia
How big of a UPS would one need to run 2 PCs? How would you calculate your requirements? I just snagged the biggest one I could get off of Belkin's site with a half-off coupon (12345), and I hope it's enough to power my gaming rig and PIII 733Mhz fileserver. I simply need it for clean power and enough time to kill my machines in the event of an outage... I'm not planning to plug my monitor into it.

Thanks!
 

Sony

Senior Lighting Designer
Joined
May 2, 2001
I run 2 computers off a 1050VA UPS and I can run them for about 10 minutes. which is plenty of time to saves stuff and shut them down.
 

Bios24

Member
Joined
May 29, 2004
Location
Kansas City, MO
300VA is the minimum I would use for a single pc and monitor. So 600VA for 2 pc's. Of course more power equals more time and more goodies.
 

mumrah

Member
Joined
Aug 3, 2003
i just keep my moniter and comp on the ups, other stuff gets regular surge protection