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need advice ES-750

This was originally posted on APC forums on 7/20/2013


I just built a new system with the specs

i7 4770K

asus z87-k

8GB GSkill Ripjaws 1600Mhz

Samsung SSD 120GB

WD Black 1TB

Corsair 750TX PSU

Windows 8 64bit

and when I plugged my ES 750 into it, and installed the PowerChute software, I bring up the Current Status, load on battery is only showing 58W max to 75W. Now I also have my 22" LCD monitor plugged in and a cable modem into the battery backup outlets.

NOW I used my same ES 750 on my other system which has specs

Q6600

asus p5q pro

8 GB Mushkin 800MHz

WD 500 GB black

WD 1TB black

Antec 500W

Windows 8 64bit

and with Current status load on battery shows up as 171W -- 225 W max

So my question is why is the i7 system that much lower on the PowerChute software? Do I even need the ES 750 for it.. as I want to get a battery backup but maybe I can get a lower ES 550 instead for that? I want the PC to shutdown in 5 min or so incase of power outage i dont need more then that time.

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Re: need advice ES-750

This was originally posted on APC forums on 7/22/2013


i bought the BE550G (ES 550VA 330W) and in the PowerChute software under Current Status it doesn't provide me the load info like the ES 750 does.. is this feature not available? How would I know its all ok otherwise? Estimated battery time shows 125 min.. fully charged battery.

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Re: need advice ES-750

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 7/22/2013


From what I told, the 550 may not have that feature to display the load. For either UPS, since they are "standby" type, the load reading while online is really just an estimate. For accurate runtime/load display, I would pull the plug on the UPS to see how the values adjust while on battery.

I myself thought that if anything, the new system you built was more efficient and required less power draw (I was thinking the processor anyway).

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Re: need advice ES-750

This was originally posted on APC forums on 7/23/2013


you know i have never had to use the backup (power outage) with my old system.. so when you say pull the plug should I do it with the system on? or pull plug and turn on system and see how much battery holds? I'm actually scared to test this lol .. dont wanna fry anything on the new build. Should be ok right?

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need advice ES-750

This was originally posted on APC forums on 7/20/2013


I just built a new system with the specs

i7 4770K

asus z87-k

8GB GSkill Ripjaws 1600Mhz

Samsung SSD 120GB

WD Black 1TB

Corsair 750TX PSU

Windows 8 64bit

and when I plugged my ES 750 into it, and installed the PowerChute software, I bring up the Current Status, load on battery is only showing 58W max to 75W. Now I also have my 22" LCD monitor plugged in and a cable modem into the battery backup outlets.

NOW I used my same ES 750 on my other system which has specs

Q6600

asus p5q pro

8 GB Mushkin 800MHz

WD 500 GB black

WD 1TB black

Antec 500W

Windows 8 64bit

and with Current status load on battery shows up as 171W -- 225 W max

So my question is why is the i7 system that much lower on the PowerChute software? Do I even need the ES 750 for it.. as I want to get a battery backup but maybe I can get a lower ES 550 instead for that? I want the PC to shutdown in 5 min or so incase of power outage i dont need more then that time.

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Re: need advice ES-750

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 7/23/2013


yeah, leave the software up and pull the plug and see what the runtime changes to. if it dramatically drops, go ahead and plug it back in. if you're scared regarding the computer frying, maybe plug in a different load i.e. a few lamps, radio, etc and see what you get to avoid damaging the computer.

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Re: need advice ES-750

This reply was originally posted by Joe on APC forums on 7/21/2013


Hi, my first thoughts are the numbers 58W to 75W are, for some reason, incorrect.  Please reconfirm that you have the computer, the monitor and the cable modem all running off the battery backup outlets.  I can't imagine a system such as you describe drawing that little power.

Aside from that, what's the price difference between the ES750 and the ES550?  If it's just a few dollars, I'd go with the bigger UPS.

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Re: need advice ES-750

This was originally posted on APC forums on 7/21/2013


I'm positive its in the battery backup slots. Those ony 3 i'm using.. same as my old system removed it from there and plugged new system into it.

Also forgot the old system using Radeon 4870 1GB GPU and new system using intergrated HD4600 CPU from the i7.

Is it that the new system is just that much more efficient with the Corsair/i7 combo? The difference between the 750 ($114) and the 550 ($69) is pretty big price difference.

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Re: need advice ES-750

This reply was originally posted by Joe on APC forums on 7/21/2013


Yes it's possible I guess in today's "green" PC era.  Take a look at the tag on back of the monitor or its user manual and check what it says, if anything, about its power consumption.  My suspicion is that it would draw quite a bit of that 58W to 75W you are seeing by itself.  If that's the case, you know the computer is going to be drawing considerably more than the monitor itself and the numbers would just not add up.  Also, that is quite a bit of difference in prices as well.

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Re: need advice ES-750

This was originally posted on APC forums on 7/22/2013


i bought the BE550G (ES 550VA 330W) and in the PowerChute software under Current Status it doesn't provide me the load info like the ES 750 does.. is this feature not available? How would I know its all ok otherwise? Estimated battery time shows 125 min.. fully charged battery.