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Cold boot PC from UPS when power outage?

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Cold boot PC from UPS when power outage?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 11/27/2007


Hi,

I am pretty much ignorant on a use of UPS. Thus here goes my question. I am wondering if UPS can help me when electric power in my home is out. Sometimes I need a couple of minutes on my computer (say, to check e-mail). Can I cold boot PC (~300w) using UPS battery?
An alternative I am considering - to use a car battery inverter. Not sure which way to go.

Thank you for comments (if any).


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Cold boot PC from UPS when power outage?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 11/27/2007


Hi,

I am pretty much ignorant on a use of UPS. Thus here goes my question. I am wondering if UPS can help me when electric power in my home is out. Sometimes I need a couple of minutes on my computer (say, to check e-mail). Can I cold boot PC (~300w) using UPS battery?
An alternative I am considering - to use a car battery inverter. Not sure which way to go.

Thank you for comments (if any).

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Re: Cold boot PC from UPS when power outage?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 11/27/2007


Hello,

You can use a UPS system operating on battery to power your PC/Monitor. However, I would take a closer look at what's going on during the power outage. Chances are if you are using DSL or Broadband, when power goes out, as does that connection, and even if you have a UPS powering the modem, PC and Monitor, you will not get an active connection to the Internet.

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Re: Cold boot PC from UPS when power outage?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 11/29/2007


Hi The Notorious K... ,

Thanks for your help!

As for "... if you are using DSL or Broadband, when power goes out, as does that connection...", it's a good point. Yet, I plan to use dial-up for such occasion.

Also, if you are so kind... I presume a peak wattage during a bootup may exceed my PC's "normal" 300w. Thus, I should choose UPS with ~400-450 w? Am I right?

Thanks again!

VDL_apc
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Re: Cold boot PC from UPS when power outage?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 11/30/2007


Hello,

Fair enough!

Thanks a lot!!! 🙂

TheNotoriousKMP_apc
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Re: Cold boot PC from UPS when power outage?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 11/29/2007


Hello,

Please keep in mind that the inrush power draw will SIGNIFICANTLY decrease the amount of runtime. Therefore, if you're looking at anything with sufficient runtime, you would want possibly a BX/BR1500BP, that will give you an added battery pack for extended runtime. Anything lower than that will probably start around 25 minutes of runtime, and then when you boot your computer, drop to 15 and may, or may not, climb back up.

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Cold boot PC from UPS when power outage?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 11/27/2007


Hi,

I am pretty much ignorant on a use of UPS. Thus here goes my question. I am wondering if UPS can help me when electric power in my home is out. Sometimes I need a couple of minutes on my computer (say, to check e-mail). Can I cold boot PC (~300w) using UPS battery?
An alternative I am considering - to use a car battery inverter. Not sure which way to go.

Thank you for comments (if any).