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  1. Jhonmicky's Avatar
    Hello everyone,,
    I have
    CPU Intel Core i5 4460 @ 3.20GHz Haswell
    RAM 8,00GB Mobdro
    Motherboard ASRock B85M Pro3 Lucky Patcher
    VGA 4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
    Monitor 27" BenQ GW2765 (2560x1440@60Hz) Kodi
    SSD 223GB KINGSTON
    Generic USB Disk +1TB Toshiba External USB 3.0
    DVD-RW HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NSD1 SCSI CdRom Device
    Antec 650W i Printer HP DeskJet
    Last edited by Jhonmicky; 06-02-2019 at 10:51 AM.
    05-25-2019 06:23 AM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Not to be a pain but if you can provide the power consumption it would make it a lot easier to help you. Not many people are going to go and look all that up.

    What's the wattage of your power supply for you computer? (this will give the overall computer consumption, in general)
    What's the wattage of your monitor?
    What's the wattage of your printer? (do you really needs this on UPS?)

    If you add all that together you'll come up with an overall wattage. Most UPS usually go by VA (Voltage Amps) but some will list watts. If some of your devices give you VA, then convert any watts to VA then add all the VA together to determine the total VA.

    Convert watts (W) to VA (Voltage Amps) - W/Pf (where Pf is Power factor assume 0.85)

    It depends a lot on your power supply that you have if your Pf is better or worse. Knowing the specs help a lot.

    When it comes to sizing the UPS, your total VA should only be 60% (or less) of the UPS VA.

    Once you have all that sorted your last thing is to determine how long you want back up for.

    Cost of a UPS is determined by VA and length of up time.

    In general UPS are used for two reasons. One is to ride through power dips, the other is to provide time so you can backup or save any work.

    They are not meant to be used for long periods of time.

    If you want that, what you're really after is a generator. That's a whole other discussion.
    Last edited by N_LaRUE; 05-27-2019 at 05:00 AM.
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    05-27-2019 01:38 AM

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