Thank you, Karen, that is very
kind, and no rush.
I want to plug in an Apple IMac (27", Retina display, late 2015
model) one backup hard drive, high speed ethernet cable, one
lazerprinter, and possibly a modem and router (if they will
reach). Some will need battery backup, others will just need
THe forums (both Apple and other companies) say the PFC (power
Factor Correction) models don't work on the BackUPS, but need
the Smart units. And they say all iMacs are PFC, but further
inquiry indicates they might not be. These forums are from 2014
and nothing more recent. Maybe the newer Retina ones are
different? I spoke to Apple Care to see if my iMac late-2015 is
a PFC. One Apple tech said no, I called again and talked to a
supervisor and he could not find out with a long search of the
The forums say with the use of an iMac, one needs a Pure Sine
Wave unit, otherwise it's just a surge protector and the battery
does not work. "They" say that they found out it wasn't working
when a blackout happened. "They" also mentioned that when you
hook up the USB and connect with the management software that
there is some immediate signs of miscommunication with the unit
when the Apple no longer boots up.
I will read more this weekend. It was not my intention to spend
$450 on a unit (the Pure sine Wave units). But, I was hoping for
less than $175.
So, the more I dig, the more confusing the information out
there. It's JUST a fancy surge protector -- Not rocket surgery!
Linda M. Feltner
of Natural Science Illustrators, President
On 7/14/17 7:55 AM, Karen Ackoff wrote:
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I have the APC UPS
Battery Back Up (BR1500G) before that, its predecessor
which lasted for 5 yrs. they cut me a break on price when the
battery failed (took a trade-in), and now I have the BR1500G.
No problems with it. Supports a number of drives and I run my
DSL connection thru it. Has both battery-backed up sockets,
and non battery-backed up sockets - all surge suppressed. I
commonly get a fair number of brief outages.
From my iPhone.
APC UPS Battery Back Up (BR1500G)
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