Originally Posted by yeetboy
Took me a minute to realize why you wrote out "uninterruptible power supply" - not sure why I wrote universal, I'll have to edit that.
When I do this I call it a brain fart. YMMV.
I live in the boonies, so power can be iffie. I'll be honest, my biggest concern is actually the occasional firmware upgrades.
My home theatre room is relatively cool, so the projector rarely needs to cool down for any longer than it takes to shut down so that's not a big concern for me.
The issue is that if the power fails, there is no fan blowing on the bulb. It will cool down, same as if you just pulled the plug while in use, but the manufacturer usually says to allow the fan to run after the bulb is turned off. That is better for the life of the bulb. This is a rare issue, I suppose, and not one that short (~1 sec) glitches will affect. But that short glitch will mess with your FW updates.
That being said, the PS3 does have a HDD and I've run into issues with it "not shutting down properly" in the past - it's never caused any HDD problems, but I'd prefer not to take that chance.
Exactly. I have lost 2 HDDs in DVRs until I figured out to connect them to this UPS
So, I'll restate my question now that I've provided a bit more information. Are there any recommendations given my situation? As I said, reliable power is a problem and small outages are frequent. The UPS would likely only be needed a few minutes, but to be safe I'd like to be capable of running off it up to about 15 minutes.
Start with the simple/effective units. The APC units come in a wide range of capacities. There are a whole lot of options out there.