Originally Posted by a_ok2me
I appologize to lflorack for my reaction to the 1hr claim but if we could get a Powerchute status screenprint that should show the 1hr reading and load. Also, s small TV should draw less power. But, I find a 1hr battery backup impossible. 40% load is possible with small/low power equipment. Mathmatically it does not add to have 1hr backup with 400w load is 15min on their website.
And still uncertain of how to proceed. Waiting for friend to get back to me on what he can get the S models for. I have trouble paying list price for anything
Also, this decision is more stressful than my PJ decision.
Oh, and I just had an idea, well I mean I read about this on another thread and it may make sense depending on the codes invovled.
Guy put one of those larger UPS units next to his electrical panel. I think he had a sepearte panel; however, he may be on to something, and actually it might not be that expensive.
However, I have a 20-amp circuit running to my closet for powering all equipment except Subs. If you can somehow have that circuit powered by the UPS then the whole 20-amp circuit would be covered. Units I am speaking about are like the APC Smart-UPS 3000VA LCD 120V. If this can be input in between the panel and the circuit run to the HT closet...would that be an option. Wonder what the downsides would be. Theoretically you would have Pure sine wave power to both outlets, and you could use a "cheaper" HT Power Conditioner in closet without the need for battery backup. Plus these larger units would allow for a little more time for shut down...still not sure if that "1 hour" would be attainable. But this seems like a solution. These run about $1,000 give or take, the electrician (if it can be done) would probably charge $250ish? Guessing.
Basically, it would be a Tower PC size box next to your electrical panel, and probably a cable or mini panel next to the larger panel for attaching the UPS to the Panel and then the output of the UPS to the 20-amp circuit into the HT closet. Okay, that probably made no sense
Oh, and would a APC H15 for example attached to a outlet that is supplied by pure sine wave power from a UPS be a "problem". I have not the answer, but would like to know.