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Thank you, Karen! 
Best,
Linda
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On Aug 10, 2016, at 2:44 PM, Karen Ackoff wrote:

Hi Linda,

I used an APC BackUPS for many years. Iíd have to guess about 10(!). Then I got a message that the battery needed to be replaced. Model: BR1500G.

My old model is no longer made, so I called APC and asked what would be a comparable model and asked if they had any kind of trade-in. The trade-in deal didnít offer much of a discount, but it was something and I got (recently) a BackUPS Pro 500. I have my computer, RAID drives and Wifi router plugged into the battery. Printers/scanners are plugged into surge protector outlets. This gives me about 20 minutes of battery backup time. Since most of my power outages are only a few minutes, Iím covered. If a really big storm is predicted, I turn off my computer and RAID drives.

This is listed for $119.99 with Schneider Electric (price has dropped since I bought it). I dealt with Schneider, and it was a bit disorganizedÖ the first unit they sent was defective. So I had to return my old unit and a new defective unit. And then they sent a new unit. They sent things out promptly, it just took a while to sort out the paperwork for the various exchanges.

Hope that helps.

K




On Aug 10, 2016, at 3:21 PM, Linda Feltner <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Ah, the Power!!!!! Yeah, until lightning strikes! 

I've been a bit mind-blown trying to research battery backup and surge protection systems.
TMI....to say the least.

Amelia said she uses an APC Smart-UPS 750VA Tower UPS. 

I am looking at ones around $100, however. 

What I am finding in the descriptions, is that some say the battery preserves the backup ability for 3-5 minutes until you can properly shut down your computer (that is if you're there in the office, eh?). Some say they have 4 outlets for "battery" and 4 outlets for "surge", Why isn't there both?

Does anyone have any advice?

Best,
Linda
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Linda M. Feltner Artist, LLC
Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, President
(520) 803-0538






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