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To UPS or not to UPS (combine a UPS with an APC H15 power conditioner)

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Hi folks,

I'm new here and I just retired the 1980 cathode television and need some help regarding power conditioning and battery backup.

I replaced the TV with a Panasonic TC-P50VT25 plasma and Panasonic DMP-BDT300 BluRay player. In addition to those components, I have an older Pioneer receiver/stereo driving two floor standing Klipsch speakers and a 10 in subwoofer. There is a Wii, Cisco HD DVR cable box, a cable modem, Cisco router, and D-link wireless router. On the same circuit (15A), I have tower PC with dual monitors.

Here's my question...

I own an APC H15 power conditioner and that covers the AV equipment. I also have an APC 1500 VA UPS powering the networking equipment and computer. Would there be any advantage (added protection for my equipment) if I put an APC 1500 VA UPS inline just before the power conditioner?

Here's the diagram now:
Code:
                        > APC UPS > computer, networking
wall > APC surge arrest |
                        > APC H15 > TV, BluRay, Wii, DVR, Receiver, Sub
Is there benefit to the following diagram:

Code:
                        > APC UPS > computer, networking
wall > APC surge arrest |
                        > APC UPS > ACP H15 > TV, BluRay, Wii, DVR, ...
The first APC surge arrest just lets me split the single wall outlet as the bottom outlet is wired to a switch and the nearest additional outlet is poorly placed. (I cannot change this as I do not own the townhouse and am only renting.) There is the possibility that I might be able to rearrange things so the computer is on a separate outlet (same circuit) and I can then remove that APC surge arrest to have the following:

Code:
wall > APC UPS > computer, networking
wall > ACP H15 > TV, BluRay, Wii, DVR, ...
or

Code:
wall > APC UPS > computer, networking
wall > APC UPS > ACP H15 > TV, BluRay, Wii, DVR, ...
All suggestions are welcome and feel free to tell me if I am out in left field...

Thanks,
Mike
post #2 of 5
The only units that benefit from a UPS (more likely it's a BPS) are your STB that takes a long time to restart after even a short power outage and maybe a TV with a recycle timer.
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Stb?
post #4 of 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikieboyblue View Post

Stb?

STB = Set Top Box or cable box
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by JChin View Post

STB = Set Top Box or cable box

Thanks :-)
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