Is a UPS Good Enough for Localized Home Theater Voltage Regulation?
Is a UPS good enough for simple Home Theater Voltage correction if I'm not looking for any "conditioning"?
I rent the upper half of a VERY old house. The electrical system is quirky (some 3 prong outlets aren't actually grounded and there are even still a few 2 prong outlets.) I've been checking voltage fluctuations with a cheap voltmeter while switching high draw devices off and on. It's generally within spec sitting around 119 with some circuits as low as 117V and varying up or down a few volts. Worst was 122V with a gradual drop down to 114V, still only about 7%.
But, we do get brown outs, odd light flickers, and we seem to have had some unusual power supply related failures on some devices/appliances, although this could be coincidental.
We're getting a new 4k TV though (as the power supply grows increasingly unreliable on a the old LCD), and I thought it would be a good idea to start using some basic voltage management. Is a good UPS adequate for that purpose? I'm currently looking at the CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD (can't post links yet) which runs around $209.
The extra surge protection is nice, but I don't have anything particularly sensitive so I don't even really care about the offline power backup, which means I'm also open to suggestions that offer management without battery backup. UPS just seems like the most cost effective way to do it - short of regulating at the main, which sadly isn't an option.
Thanks for any input!