Do you have a UPS connected to your computer???

India
February 27, 2010 1:48am CST
hi guys, i have an UPS connected to my computer so that when ever we have a power cut or low voltage problems its like an invertor provides you power for few mins depending upon its capacity so you will be allowed to save your works and turn it off.do you have it connected with yours?dont you think its important?if you dont have please get one its very useful.
14 responses
• India
28 Feb 10
Well, i didn't have a dedicated UPS connected with my PC but instead i've got a home UPS. Its just like an Inverter but in the inverter, when power goes, it first turn off all the appliances for a moment and then send power to them. But in home UPS, it works parallel with the power line and when power goes off, it immediately supply power to the electronic appliances in a fraction of seconds without a blink. So, i've put my PC on the home UPS and when light goes, it keeps it running for around 8 hours.......ha ha...i know its a great backup.(well it can only run a computer for 8-9 hours, with other appliances on, the backup reduces).
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• India
28 Feb 10
Yes i agree with you, we should have UPS with our system, if there are any frequent power failure or voltage fluctuations then it may defect our RAM or SMPS. I have a lot of experience with it. If we have UPS then it protect our system from power fluctuations and save our computer
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• United States
28 Feb 10
Lol curently i live in the US, well the eletrcity its good so i dont have one.. but im Peru where i used to live.. every1 there have 1... I think only countrys that their electricity its bad use that...
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• India
28 Feb 10
I am running my computer withou UPS for the last two months, I have given my ups for the maintenance but no one s redy to epair it so i m going to buy new, bcoz without UPS may the computer have problem, The fluctuation may cause the severe damage to my system , so th UPS is very necessary to those whose area is suffering from power cut and low voltage problem.
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• India
27 Feb 10
Hi Thunderbala, Yes i do have a UPS connected to my home computer. Its necessary to have one as whenever the power cut or low voltage we can save our work what we are doing and we can turn off the pc depending on the capacity of the ups. Have a great day
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@cbeee3 (2064)
• India
27 Feb 10
I have a UPS connected to my desktop system too. Last year, we were having many power cuts at random. That is when we got a voltage regulator for the refrigerator and a UPS for the desktop. It was getting impossible to use the desktop at that point.I had no option but to use my laptop. This UPS has a backup of about 15 minutes or so, then our house hold invertor kicks in. So at least we know that the desktop doesn't have to keep fighting off those voltage fluctuations and power cuts. Great topic there
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• Estonia
27 Feb 10
I have no UPS connected to my computer at the moment. There are 2 reasons for this: 1) Here we have about one shortage or power outage a year so it is not so needed. Usually this is pre-defined so we know exactly when the outage occurs. 2) I have a 1200W power supply on my computer. I would need a server-grade UPS that costs over $1000 to power it normally, the cheaper ones would hinder my Power supply's performance greatly and my PC (which needs over 500W of power constantly, about 900W when playing games) would not function properly. So the verdict is: I don't have an UPS because I can't even use one and I don't really need one either :)
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@common_man (1799)
• India
27 Feb 10
UPS is must with computer for health of the computer. Normally 500 VA UPS is used with computer with 5 to 10 Min. Back up. The back up time should be utilised to save your work and power off desktop, whenever power fails. One should also remember that the mains where UPS is connected should always be on so that battery of UPS gets charged when electric power is restored. UPS is must where electric power failures are more lot of fluctuation is there is quality of Power. Where Power conditions are very stable, one can run desktop / computer without UPS also.
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@common_man (1799)
• India
27 Feb 10
UPS is must with computer for health of the computer. Normally 500 VA UPS is used with computer with 5 to 10 Min. Back up. The back up time should be utilised to save your work and power off desktop, whenever power fails. One should also remember that the mains where UPS is connected should always be on so that battery of UPS gets charged when electric power is restored. UPS is must where electric power failures are more lot of fluctuation is there is quality of Power. Where Power conditions are very stable, one can run desktop / computer without UPS also.
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• India
27 Feb 10
yes. ithere is a ups connected to my computer and its very useful. there are times when lights cutoff occurs but ups ussually protect my pc
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• India
27 Feb 10
In my area, we don't get power failures as it is powered by Reliance Energy which has been providing very nice electricity connection and so I don't feel the need to buy an UPS at-least for now. We have only occasional power failure if suppose a pipe gets cut or their is short-circuit in the power house!!
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• India
27 Feb 10
yes i have a ups connected to my computer and i think its very useful since if the current goes when we were doing some important thing and if its not saved and power goes out at that time it will be a disaster . we might have to redo it . in those situations it will be good if w ave a ups . i have a ups which will support for about 15 min after the power loss and its sufficient to save things and shut down
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@allknowing (66556)
• India
27 Feb 10
ups - UPS - Uninterrupted Power Supply is a must for computers in areas where there is constant power failure/cuts
In the place that I live we cannot survive without the UPS as power failures are a regular feature. When the current goes off the UPS takes over and we can work for another 15 minutes before putting the system off.
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@worldview (105)
• India
14 May 10
Also recognized as a continuous power supplies or a battery backup, uninterruptible power supplies are devices assist in maintaining a continuous supply of electric power to connected devices and equipments by supplying power from a separate source when utility power gets failed. UPS is popular than standby generator as the generator does not provide instant power for a momentary power interruption.