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    Default Re: u.p.s.

    It will be difficult to build your own setup, even if you could write a program that would access your custom UPS unit:
    • "smart" 12 volt battery charger -- $30 - $75
    • deep cycle AGM battery -- $40 - $75 or more
    • 12 volt to 120 volt inverter, at least 150 continuous watt output -- $90 - $200 or more
    • usb or serial data cable -- $5
    Keep in mind that units that use a simulated or step-approximated sine wave output will have problems with some/many power supplies.

    The ideal setup would also provide:
    • surge protection
    • automatic voltage regulation (AVR)
    • 120 volt line conditioning
    • additional connections for network/phone cable protection
    CyberPower makes some reasonably priced units. Their "PFC" models should work with all power supplies. Their products are available world wide.
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    Default Re: u.p.s.

    Thanks profJim, I definitely couldn't write a program to do it, I was hoping there might be one available with hardware that could monitor power etc. but it appears that it's not that easy so I'm looking at Cyber Power, the Value 1500ELCD looks good, I've just asked them if it's a PFC model. By the way in Australia we have 230 volt not 120 but the Cyber Power can switch to that.

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    I didn't see any AU "PFC" models available so you might need to check with your psu manufacturer to see if their power supplies require a true or pure sine wave output from a UPS when there is a power outage.

    I just checked CyberPower Systems - VALUE1100E-GP [AU] and the specs state: "Simulated Sine Wave at 230Vac +/- 10%." You should contact them to verify if their simulated sine wave is compatible with all newer PFC power supplies.

    My APC UPS with it's "step-approximated sine wave" worked perfectly with my Seasonic made psu, but this same UPS model would probably fail to properly power some other psu brands when the power failed.

    UPS monitoring software needs to communicate with the physical unit, specifically the chps and sensors. I have no idea how many different UPS chips and sensors are used by various manufacturers.

    In a somewhat related vein, my sound card uses a C-Media sound chip and these chips are used by several different name brand sound card manufacturers. One of the reasons that I bought an HT|Omega sound card is that I found that some software drivers for many other C-Media based cards were buggy and didn't work properly. The common recommendation for problematic brand X C-Media drivers was to download and install the HT|Omega drivers.

    Looking at Newegg's USA CyberPower UPS models and prices, their pure/adaptive sine wave "PFC" models are about 15 - 20% more expensive than their comparable "AVR" models.

    Check out several models at the AU site and click on the Documents tab to download the user manual and data sheets for each model.
    Good luck, let us know what you find out.

    **edit**
    I just finished checking all of the AU model specs. Their The Professional Rackmount LCD Series model specs list "Pure Sine Wave at 230Vac +/- 5%. The specs for all models in the other four product categories are "simulated sine wave". I'm pretty sure that worldwide 230 VAC systems use 50Hz while our 120 VAC uses 60Hz. Maybe (hopefully?) this PFC compatibility issue with 120 VAC isn't an issue with your 230/50 power system.
    Last edited by profJim; 05-11-2011 at 07:08 PM. Reason: more info
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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    Default Re: u.p.s.

    My ups working well,I have been using it for 2years and nothing problems occur.

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