One question: Has anybody had success using a UPS not only to keep the juice going to a DVDR to cover power outages, but also to RUN a Funai DVDR for a recording?
Obviously, running the machine for any length of time is going to take a UPS unit with a much larger battery.
I have pretty bad power, only having 5 outages this year. My main system, using the 515H, runs from an APC 1500VA with added battery pack. I have made recordings during an outage. My longest outage was 12 hours in recent past, but 18 hours happened 11/11/10 (I have a DVR that saves that data).
I use a cheap 1500VA for my computer and a cheaper and smaller walmart unit for my bedroom TV and one real old unit for the FM amp in my attic.
Nothing has ever died from a power issue. I can watch TV (if I'm stupid) for 90 minutes from the main UPS. I tried it once. It took 8 hours to recharge.
I use a 1500W inverter to power my fridge if the outage goes over an hour. It runs off a really big marine battery but has paid for itself twice over. I could plug my oil burner into it if needed.
Not having an even small UPS is like driving a car without a spare tire. I also have some 12V LED spotlights too.
Edited by JoeKustra - 8/22/12 at 1:13pm