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Older UPS for HDTV & DVR ?

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Older UPS for HDTV & DVR ?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 1/4/2009


I have a LCD HDTV that shows a 200 watt rating and a Dish HD-DVR that also shows 200 watts. (Not 100% sure it's just what's on the tags)
I live near a power station which causes frequent spikes, fickers, brownouts, 1 second outages etc. so I've always used APC for all my computers. I just bought a new 1300XP and was thinking of using my old 700LS for the TV & DVR. I don't need runtime, just the protection from those mini-glitches that cause the satellite to have to completely reboot and can't be good for the TV. If there was an actual power failure I just need time to turn them off so runtime isn't an issue.
An APC tech told me I just needed enough watts to cover everything so it wouldn't fry the battery or such in a small $49 Wal-Mart APC I got just for the codless phones & such and ws going to use until he told me it wouldn't handle it at all.

So the question is should the 700LS handle what I need? I use it for my secondary workstation now which in an ancient P4 but I have peripherals & such so I'd like to use the new 1300XS for the new workstation and the current 1300XS for the old workstation to replace the 700 (which is bound to be loaded up).
That way my PC's would be fully protected (I do need runtime there & auto shutdown) and if the 700 will handle the TV & DVR during the spikes/brownouts/& one or 2 second "outages' it would be great (hate to put the money for the 1300's on the TV since I don't need diagnostics or runtime like with the computers.
I also hve an unused 700 w/ a dead battery I was thinking of putting on the kid's computer (I don't worry about data loss with them, just have an APC "strip" now) and then I could just buy a battery for it, or if need be use both 700's one for the TV & one fo the DVR (but I'd rather have it on the PC of course)


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Re: Older UPS for HDTV & DVR ?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 1/5/2009


Hi there,

The LS700 can handle up to 410 watts. From what you've told us, each device is rated at 200w, so your total possible load at any point would be 400w. If that is indeed the case, the LS700 can handle your TV and Sat receiver. I would confirm with the manufacturers of the equipment regarding the max watt draw. Usually this is also printed towards the back of the user's manual, which you might be able to find online if you do not have that documentation anymore.

Lastly, check the date code on the LS700. On the serial # the first two numbers is year of manufacture. If it's between 3-5 years old you might want to replace that battery.

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Re: Older UPS for HDTV & DVR ?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 1/5/2009


Hi there,

The LS700 can handle up to 410 watts. From what you've told us, each device is rated at 200w, so your total possible load at any point would be 400w. If that is indeed the case, the LS700 can handle your TV and Sat receiver. I would confirm with the manufacturers of the equipment regarding the max watt draw. Usually this is also printed towards the back of the user's manual, which you might be able to find online if you do not have that documentation anymore.

Lastly, check the date code on the LS700. On the serial # the first two numbers is year of manufacture. If it's between 3-5 years old you might want to replace that battery.