Originally Posted by sandman_a_c
I've searched the thread and haven't seen this question answered for sure. Does this tv need a ups so the fan can run in case of a power outage?
If so, what do I need to look for in one and how big does it need to be?
This tv uses the least amount of power of any full sized tv ever made... at 150watts average, a good quality surge protector (Isobar, Tripp Lite, APC and others) that costs no less than $75.00 will work fine.
UPS is overkill and will not do much better. As a UPS is designed to be a backup power source when AC is down.
A power conditioner is what most if any Home Theater Specialist and Computer Specialist would recommend. They are more expensive as they truely work transparently.
To simplify the differences for your understanding, A UPS is designed for long duration power outage. What I mean by long duration, is that the AC power will be below operating standards for at least 1 second in duration. When the UPS switches, it does not truely filter or condition the output. Thus the output will be more dirty than a direct AC connection at normal voltages.
A line conditioner pumps out a clean signal all the time from its own power source. Think of it being your own power utility in a box. There are 5 parts to the conditioner.
A controler to montior AC input & AC output and battery charging & status.
A battery enclosure with status montor.
A charging power supply.
An output power supply.
A network management console.
Some may be designed in a single contained unit that is not very robust. Most are modular and very advanced.