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What UPS do you recommend for low power consumption

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What UPS do you recommend for low power consumption

This was originally posted on APC forums on 3/13/2012


I currently have an APC UPS for my computer and associated components which works great for a short time (long enough to wrap up work and shut down or to have PowerChute take care of that). I am now going off the telco grid and configuring VoIP communication. I need a back-up UPS that is capable of providing low power consumption needs for a long period of time.

Low power consumption: DSL modem, VoIP box, WiFi box and cordless phone base (tx/rx) unit

Long run-time period: Greater than 2 hrs

Any recommendations on a UPS or any other solution?


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Re: What UPS do you recommend for low power consumption

This was originally posted on APC forums on 4/7/2012


At minimum 2 hours. Maximum 8 hours. All devices listed above use small wall transformers with a really low total power consumption requirement. My thought is the DC to AC inverter will be the greatest draw on the battery and consequently the runtime limiting factor.

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Re: What UPS do you recommend for low power consumption

This reply was originally posted by Chris on APC forums on 3/29/2012


the most important part of sizing a UPS is the amount of power you need to protect. What kind of runtime were you looking for?

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Re: What UPS do you recommend for low power consumption

This was originally posted on APC forums on 4/7/2012


At minimum 2 hours. Maximum 8 hours. All devices listed above use small wall transformers with a really low total power consumption requirement. My thought is the DC to AC inverter will be the greatest draw on the battery and consequently the runtime limiting factor.