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UPS for a very tiny load

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UPS for a very tiny load

This was originally posted on APC forums on 9/5/2013


Hi,

I am looking for a UPS, that can support Modem and Mikrotik router. Load is around 3-4 Watt for both.

I have been trying some UPS brand, but mostly shutdown after a few minutes because of not enough load. Less than 1%.

Mixing these 2 devices with other peripheral is not possible because these 2 devices are in separate floor than the rest equipment.

Is there any advice regarding which APC UPS that can suite my need?

Thank you


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Re: UPS for a very tiny load

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 9/5/2013


Our UPSs, even with no load, if they lose input power, should just run until the battery is depleted. I cannot think of a situation where they turn off or shutdown when the load is too small. I can only think of when they could shutdown with software when the battery runtime is too low.

Starting here, http://www.apc.com/products/category.cfm?id=13 , you could browse either Back UPS or Back UPS Pro under Computer and Peripheral depending on what features you want (LCD screen, Automatic Voltage Regulation, etc) and then each UPS also offers different runtime based on the load. The lowest load we provide runtime data and charts for review for is only 50 watts.

The smallest UPS we have is BE350G and it does not come with software so if you're not interested in that, BE350G may be good.

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Re: UPS for a very tiny load

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 9/5/2013


Our UPSs, even with no load, if they lose input power, should just run until the battery is depleted. I cannot think of a situation where they turn off or shutdown when the load is too small. I can only think of when they could shutdown with software when the battery runtime is too low.

Starting here, http://www.apc.com/products/category.cfm?id=13 , you could browse either Back UPS or Back UPS Pro under Computer and Peripheral depending on what features you want (LCD screen, Automatic Voltage Regulation, etc) and then each UPS also offers different runtime based on the load. The lowest load we provide runtime data and charts for review for is only 50 watts.

The smallest UPS we have is BE350G and it does not come with software so if you're not interested in that, BE350G may be good.