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APC Back-UPS Connect 125VA 75 Watts 3 Outlets UPS (BGE70-CA) $19.99 + Free Shipping via Newegg (11/3 Only)

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I use these for fish tanks. When the power goes out, the filter continues to run. Otherwise, the bacterial colony inside your filter will consume all of its oxygen and die out- ruining your tank cycle and thus killing off all your fish if you don't do something about the ammonia build-up.

Not sure how I got to talking about fish tanks...

Btw, there's no way to stop the loud beep when it switches to battery power. I think it's not an issue, but more advanced USB-based models can program it to be silent.
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I picked this up a couple weeks ago on the same special and was a little disappointed. I intended to use this for my router and modem but didn't notice that the sockets are not grounded. The plug for my router is a 3 prong and wont go into the UPS without a cheater adapter. Tried to return and discovered I'd only get about $3 back after restocking fee and return shipping. Guess I'll be keeping it. Make sure you check what you'll be plugging into it first so you don't get burned!
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It's tough to thumbs-up this deal when units with three times the capacity and a lot more outlets go on sale near this price.

450VA, last week

It's not like this unit is much more compact or adds add'l features. Or does it?
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I received this Canadian model from the sale a couple of weeks ago. There was a tiny home-made sticker on the box that the battery was 'refreshed,' but I could not find any evidence of what that meant. If that meant removing the date code on the shipped battery, then they were successful. I could never find one.
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I picked this up a couple weeks ago on the same special and was a little disappointed. I intended to use this for my router and modem but didn't notice that the sockets are not grounded. The plug for my router is a 3 prong and wont go into the UPS without a cheater adapter. Tried to return and discovered I'd only get about $3 back after restocking fee and return shipping. Guess I'll be keeping it. Make sure you check what you'll be plugging into it first so you don't get burned!

I came here to say this, too. Thanks for pointing this out to the unaware.
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It's tough to thumbs-up this deal when units with three times the capacity and a lot more outlets go on sale near this price.

450VA, last week

It's not like this unit is much more compact or adds add'l features. Or does it?
If it could be with Li-ion than can be more compact and will not have competition from the big brothers.
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Yep.. given that practically everything besides "wall warts" is 3-prong these days, these aren't super useful. My PoE switch & PoE injector (both required for network operation) both need 3 prong, so the one I bought isn't really doing me any good.
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It's tough to thumbs-up this deal when units with three times the capacity and a lot more outlets go on sale near this price.

450VA, last week

It's not like this unit is much more compact or adds add'l features. Or does it?
These are much smaller physically than the 450va ones. Many newer homes have small wiring cabinets where various patch panels reside. This unit will fit inside that cabinet. I have one and it powers an 8port switch, cable modem and Wi-Fi router. It has powered those devices for an hour in the past. As far as the lack of a ground plug you can get a ground plug adapter at HD or Lowe's for about $1. I use that with a power strip plugged into it and then the other stuff into the strip.
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If it could be with Li-ion than can be more compact and will not have competition from the big brothers.
Replacement battery is APCRBC153 [apc.com], which is lead-acid.

They do make Li-ion units. One was on sale earlier this week. It's got some weird features and compromises.

At least its outlets are grounded, even though it has only two. And the battery pack is removable to charge USB devices. IMO this is a terrible idea - an emergency UPS that urges the user to remove the battery. This is like using a fire extinguisher to make ice cream.

And battery capacity is ridiculously low, enough that I wonder if it has any value beyond one minute.

But it's light enough to wall mount, so there's that.

Personally, I'll wait for a good old fashioned ES-350 to 600, something durable, proven, and cheap.
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These are much smaller physically than the 450va ones. Many newer homes have small wiring cabinets where various patch panels reside. This unit will fit inside that cabinet. I have one and it powers an 8port switch, cable modem and Wi-Fi router. It has powered those devices for an hour in the past. As far as the lack of a ground plug you can get a ground plug adapter at HD or Lowe's for about $1. I use that with a power strip plugged into it and then the other stuff into the strip.

I want to make sure I'm understanding this, because as described your setup is making me anxious and it's not even mine.

You used a 3-to-2 prong adapter and have the grounding tab just hanging in air? So your network devices are not grounded?

And then you have a surge protector daisy-chained to this surge protector? Two surge protectors in a row? Like it says in the manual to not do?
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I'd like to find a solution that will give my cable modem, PoE switch, and TZ300 firewall ~2 hours of runtime without breaking the bank. I only need about 100W but lots of battery.
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These are much smaller physically than the 450va ones. Many newer homes have small wiring cabinets where various patch panels reside. This unit will fit inside that cabinet. I have one and it powers an 8port switch, cable modem and Wi-Fi router. It has powered those devices for an hour in the past. As far as the lack of a ground plug you can get a ground plug adapter at HD or Lowe's for about $1. I use that with a power strip plugged into it and then the other stuff into the strip.
I hope you at least rigged up a good grounding bus for those $1 adapters.
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