UPS Recommendations

Aaron Toponce aaron.toponce at
Thu Aug 12 06:03:00 MDT 2010

On Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 12:21:13AM -0600, Bryan Thomas wrote:
> out of curiosity, why do you say that they all suck?  what would make 
> them better?

Every UPS I've personally owned, the batteries were crap, or the units
themselves. Either the batteries only last a year or two, or they can't
communicate with the hardware they're plugged into, or they short out. I
have never really owned a good, solid, reliable battery backup.

With that said, I've had less problems with APC. Further, the batteries
are replaceable, which means I can get a replacement at for a reasonable price.

I think I'm through with battery backups though. I'm looking at getting
some solar panels for my roof, and using an old shed for the power
storage, including a gas generator for emergencies. Not only do I get
the benefit of providing my own power for my house, I'll have something
in the case of a power outage that will give me longer uptimes on my
hardware than any consumer battery backup will. And I'll get a tax
rebate. :)

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