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In the past two weeks my local coop utility (Jackson EMC) has had two power outages in near perfect weather. Both times took place between 7PM and 8:30PM during the week, and lasted from several seconds to over an hour. Both evens affected not just my neighborhood, or my specifically tied-to sub-station, but a much broader scope of affected customers.


What is strange that while I cannot speak of recent times, I have lived from New England to Florida, never less than a year at a time, and never experienced as many power outages as I have since residing in the state og Georgia, and more specifically the county of Gwinnett.


While I have tolerated the occasional brown-out (once or twice a year), the increase and duration of power outages is making me nervous now that I have increasingly more expensive electronics in the home. As such, I'd like to consider something that could withstand brownouts or blackouts for the projector--most expensive component in my theater.


Can someone recommend a starting point? Both in product and expected starting area in terms of cost? This is more for the interrupted protection than the sustained operating use of said component.
 

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On a sort of related token, how many have considered those "whole house" surge protector units?


I've seen them but never really gave them much thought.
 

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 http://www.amazon.com/APC-BE350G-Out...798153&sr=1-60


$50


I got this for my projector (to allow cool-down upon power loss) and I also plugged my DVD/BR player into it so that I can shut it down and remove the disc. The DVD player only draws a very small amount of power, so I figured it was better to do that then to have the scanning head just shut down abruptly.


Seems to work just fine and it also provides surge protection for the other outlets (amp, AVR, cable box, etc.).
 

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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC /forum/post/19507314


I have a battery backup on my dedicated projector circuit for the purpose of powering the cooling fan for an orderly shut down if there is a power outage.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...RHAWD7J8QZJHFM

Have you tested this by tripping the breaker? I figured I would to at least determine the time for orderly shutdown against the VA rating/requirement.


BTW, I do have a Panamax for conditioning, but the UPS would be laced in the path between household power and the Panamax.
 

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OK, I am ignorant on how this works. If the battery is holding up the power, what signals the projector to turn off the lamp?


I've had older units for computer systems where it was handled by a signal line tied to software. Does this unit have the ability to send the power off signal via the RS-232 control port or something?
 

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Originally Posted by jayn_j /forum/post/19514597


OK, I am ignorant on how this works. If the battery is holding up the power, what signals the projector to turn off the lamp?

I apply my finger to the off button.
 
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