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Jeff Stielau

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UPS Backup Supply - What's your choice?
« on: February 19, 2019, 09:07:43 am »

Time to install UPS backup supplies on our consoles this season.

What's is everyone's current choice?  So many to choose from !

These are going on Soundcraft Vi1 boards.

Spec sheets shows less than 1 amp draw.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions
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Re: UPS Backup Supply - What's your choice?
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2019, 09:16:36 am »

Rack mount? Cyber Power is going to be your cheap option, they have a few 500-700-1000VA models for a few hundred bucks. Otherwise APC is the big dollar high end stuff.

I'd size the UPS large enough though to run the board for at least a half hour and factor in a desk light at FOH and a few phones charging and probably a laptop or tablet or two.
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Re: UPS Backup Supply - What's your choice?
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2019, 09:50:17 am »

Rack mount? Cyber Power is going to be your cheap option, they have a few 500-700-1000VA models for a few hundred bucks. Otherwise APC is the big dollar high end stuff.

I'd size the UPS large enough though to run the board for at least a half hour and factor in a desk light at FOH and a few phones charging and probably a laptop or tablet or two.

Yep...definitely rack mount.  It can live right in the console case.
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Re: UPS Backup Supply - What's your choice?
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2019, 09:53:01 am »

We used APC units for years until I discovered the much smaller and lighter Cyber Power units. I size the UPSs to run the console or RIO box and their associated switches and only long enough to address the power loss.  I leave plenty of other power distro available for laptops and phones as I donít need to carry that weight in batteries for devices that have their own.

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Re: UPS Backup Supply - What's your choice?
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2019, 10:14:20 am »

Time to install UPS backup supplies on our consoles this season.

What's is everyone's current choice?  So many to choose from !

These are going on Soundcraft Vi1 boards.

Spec sheets shows less than 1 amp draw.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions

My experience: I use a Cyber Power 1000PFCLCD. I use it for my 'brain' on stage ( mixer, router, DMX splitter, ethernet switch, iem transmitters, wireless mic receiver)
It is a non racked version - but has been extremely reliable and has clicked in seamlessly a few times over the 5 years I have owned it.
I own 2 and use one in my home at my computer station.
Even though it is 5 years old now, the battery just won't give up and still shows 18 minutes of run time when power is lost (more than enough for me)
The one I have at home is only 18 months old and was meant to be my back up when this one game up but so far it is still going strong.
If I needed a larger rack version, I wouldn't hesitate to buy a Cyber Power.
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Re: UPS Backup Supply - What's your choice?
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2019, 11:39:04 am »

We used APC units for years until I discovered the much smaller and lighter Cyber Power units. I size the UPSs to run the console or RIO box and their associated switches and only long enough to address the power loss.  I leave plenty of other power distro available for laptops and phones as I donít need to carry that weight in batteries for devices that have their own.

My thought is I just power all of FOH from the UPS so everything keeps on ticking if the plug gets pulled. Granted laptops and such will keep going on their own but if they end up on the load side of the UPS, I don't want it to trip the overload.
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Re: UPS Backup Supply - What's your choice?
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2019, 01:05:30 pm »

Better to keep the uninteruptable side for mission critical devices; mixers, network stuff, WAPs.
All your chargers and non-critical devices on the non-battery side.
Also, don't forget the stage box needs one too!
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Re: UPS Backup Supply - What's your choice?
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2019, 04:43:27 pm »

I have a APC Smart-UPS 1000VA living together with a Digico D2-rack on stage. Bundled together a power cord, two coax lines and 4 analog lines so I feed my SD8+ a Waves server on FOH from that UPS. Gives me about 20 minutes of running time, enough to either solve the power issue or power down safely.
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Re: UPS Backup Supply - What's your choice?
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2019, 09:19:38 am »

What's is everyone's current choice?

Tripp-Lite SMART500RT1U, supports the QL1, WAP and Ri8.
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Re: UPS Backup Supply - What's your choice?
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2019, 09:29:59 am »

I checked when I purchased my UPS to be sure and it was over 5 years ago. According to what I have read, 3-5 years is what is considered to be the battery life yet mine still holds 100% charge. score!
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