Originally Posted by iatacs19
APC Smart-UPS has battery backup, power conditioning and surge protection.Some details
Furman and Panamax seem way overpriced for what they are, have you ever opened one and looked at it? I was surprised to say the least.
Yes, I have, as matter of fact. And I did not see a problem. First negative thing I've heard about either product.
Like I said, I would easily pick APC for battery back up, I don't think anyone does it better. But I don't think they have the best conditioning or power reserve of a Furman.
No battery back up, the quick disconnect of power of either the Panamax or Furman in the event of over or under-voltage is unparalleled IMO.
After the all the best protection is NO connection, unless we are talking about writing devices (hard drives, etc.) and some lamp projection systems, then I think an UPS is a much better solution.
That's MO based on work and home experience of all three.
You are certainly entitled to yours, and let's be thankful there are enough choices to go around. Don't get me wrong, you could certainly do worse than having APC for everything.... a lot worse!