UPS Recommendations

Tod Hansmann tod at
Wed Aug 11 21:49:00 MDT 2010

On 8/11/2010 9:34 PM, Charles Curley wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Aug 2010 20:33:12 -0600
> Stuart Jansen<sjansen at>  wrote:
>> What's the best UPS for power hungry home server? Why?
> I recommend an APC UPS. I'm very pleased with apcupsd,
> It lets you hang multiple machines off one UPS,
> and will communicate between them, so they can all shut down gracefully
> if need be. It has a set of CGI scripts so you can inspect your UPS
> from any web browser you've given permissions to access the web server.
> I have a Back-UPS LS 700.
I second this recommendation and add CyberPower to the list.  We run our 
storage server (13 drives, fairly beefy) on a CyberPower CP1500AVRLCD, 
though at work we mixed some APC and Cyberpower stuff.  I have had some 
bad eggs with Eaton and TrippLite, though the latter usually makes some 
good products.

-Tod Hansmann

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