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Last Edited by Zanthexter December 27, 2017 at 01:42 AM
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Amazon as well: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06VY6F...eat_c_sav0

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Yes.

Batteries are somewhat model specific. They're usually standard lead acid, sometimes standard with some custom wiring and colored tape to make them easier to just pop in and out. You can usually buy generic cheapie batteries for about 1/4 to 1/2 the name brand ones. For with the custom wiring just move it from the old to the new ones.



Yes. A small battery will perform for much less time than a big one. Did you have some other measure of performance in mind? The bigger ones also handle more watts.

Here's the runtime chart: http://www.apc.com/products/runti...tryCode=us

Let's say you have a mid-range gaming rig. You're going to pull somewhere between 300W and 400W. With the BX1500M You'll have around 15-20 minutes of on battery time when the system is brand new. It takes 16 hours to fully recharge so that 15 minutes may only cover a few 5 minute outages in a half a day. As the battery ages, it's run time decreases. By around 4 years old your down to about half the original run time, so you're looking at 7-10 minutes.

Assuming you're in the middle of a game, how long does it take to save, exit, and shut down your computer? Do you want to be able to sit out several brief interruptions? (I get those a lot when storms roll through. I rarely get anything longer than a minute or two.)

So, pretty much for a PC or a home theater setup just buy the biggest one. (Brown outs and power flipping on/off rapidly kill far more electronics than lighting, and surge protectors don't protect against it. Only battery backups do. So yeah, makes sense to put your $1,500 home theater setup on battery backup.)

BX1500M

Are you working from home? How much would not being able to work for half an hour cost you in money and aggravation?

For home office types, buy the BR1500G PLUS the external add on battery BR24BPG. Run times about 4x as high. So about an hour minutes new pulling 300W.

BR1500G + BR24BPG

If you're using a low power computer, like an All-in-One your power usage might be closer to 100W. You'd get acceptable 15min+ when new performance from the BX850M, but for the price difference, personally, I'd still get the biggest one.

When you buy a UPS, you should be looking at the run time (time using the battery) at the END of it's lifetime, not when it's new. And personally I'd like to have at least 15 minutes so that I could handle a couple of brief outages or have a few minutes to exit a raid or finish up some work. But each persons needs are different.

You can find out your power needs with a Kill-o-Watt, a few models of smart plug like the tplink hs110, or just looking at what the battery backup reports. These have an LCD on the front with a toggle button to flip the display to current watts in use. They also come with a special USB cable that you should be attaching to your computer so that it'll auto-shut down when the battery is low. Install the APC software to see your live power draw, outages over the last X days, etc.
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I wish they have similar deal on APC H15 power conditioner...
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Can the battery be replaced?
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Can the battery be replaced?
Sure it can.
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Got one from Newegg. Thanks for sharing!
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Does this unit have a fan? How loud is it?
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Does the difference in capacity affect the performance on them? I am planning on using it for my PC.
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Does the difference in capacity affect the performance on them? I am planning on using it for my PC.
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wow. That was fast. Newegg still has the low price if you are in a Newegg-tax-free state.
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And Amazon has the same prices as well, though tax for most.
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Newegg all are OOS
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Newegg all are OOS
Negative, all still show in stock for me. I bought the 1000VA model five minutes ago.
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Just bought from Newegg. Still in stock.
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