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B&H Photo Video has APC Back-UPS 1080VA 8-Outlet Battery Backup & Surge Protector (BN1080G) as a one day sale for $79.95. Shipping is free. Thanks thawynd

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  • Output: 650W / 1.08 kVA
  • Input: 120 VAC @ 60 Hz ± 3 Hz
  • 4 x Battery Backup & Surge Outlets
  • 8 x Total NEMA 5-15R Outlets
  • 4 x Surge-Only Outlets
  • NEMA 5-15P (6' Cord)
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Specs:
Output: 650W / 1.08 kVA
Input: 120 VAC @ 60 Hz ± 3 Hz
4 x Battery Backup & Surge Outlets
8 x Total NEMA 5-15R Outlets
4 x Surge-Only Outlets
NEMA 5-15P (6' Cord)
354 Joules Surge Energy Rating
$150,000 Lifetime Equipment Protection
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Just FYI, stepped sine wave, so not recommended for modern desktops with active PFC power supplies.
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Clearly this is YMMV. My wife's 8 y/o gaming desktop was just fine on a stepped sine wave, but when I just built her a new gaming rig with a high end PSU, it does not play nice. Some interesting things that I noted are:

The master/slave outlets don't work right. When my wife's pc is plugged into the master, teh salve outlets dont power up.
Her pc will ocassionally brown-out and power cycle when swtched to battery.
The UPS registers tons of "events" now and is constanty clicking like they ocassionaly do when recieving a surge load or similar.
Hooking back up to her old pc, none of these happen.


It's probably also worth noting that if you are overclocking or doing anything that relies on really clean power, you may have better results on a pure sine wave system.

Just my anecdotal experience and 2 cents. YMMV.
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I have an older BackUPS model, and had a system with an Antec active PFC PSU on it. One day the power had a very short interruption, the lights barely dimmed, and instead of staying up, the computer rebooted. It probably would've been fine if it had NOT been on the UPS. But that was 6-8 years ago, and I have no experience with this particular model.

On the other hand I own 1x 1000 3x 1500 and 2x 3000 VA APC Smart UPS, and they are nearly bulletproof.
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Just FYI, stepped sine wave, so not recommended for modern desktops with active PFC power supplies.
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Just FYI, stepped sine wave, so not recommended for modern desktops with active PFC power supplies.
what will happen if you connect it to a psu with active pfc
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Just FYI, stepped sine wave, so not recommended for modern desktops with active PFC power supplies.
I've been using one on my desktop for years.... like 5 years. What happens exactly?
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Just FYI, stepped sine wave, so not recommended for modern desktops with active PFC power supplies.
Stepped waves aren't a problem for any power supply.
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Thats a good question for Google.

When the ups is on battery power, it might cause problems with an active pfc power supply. ymmv but id say better safe than sorry.
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what will happen if you connect it to a psu with active pfc
I have an older BackUPS model, and had a system with an Antec active PFC PSU on it. One day the power had a very short interruption, the lights barely dimmed, and instead of staying up, the computer rebooted. It probably would've been fine if it had NOT been on the UPS. But that was 6-8 years ago, and I have no experience with this particular model.

On the other hand I own 1x 1000 3x 1500 and 2x 3000 VA APC Smart UPS, and they are nearly bulletproof.
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Just FYI, stepped sine wave, so not recommended for modern desktops with active PFC power supplies.
Works fine for my EVGA supernova 1000 watt PSU. Have had power go out during PUBG games and its never missed a beat. My system pulls a heavy load too (OC 8700k and 1080Ti + 2 monitors).

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what will happen if you connect it to a psu with active pfc
Clearly this is YMMV. My wife's 8 y/o gaming desktop was just fine on a stepped sine wave, but when I just built her a new gaming rig with a high end PSU, it does not play nice. Some interesting things that I noted are:
  • The master/slave outlets don't work right. When my wife's pc is plugged into the master, teh salve outlets dont power up.
  • Her pc will ocassionally brown-out and power cycle when swtched to battery.
  • The UPS registers tons of "events" now and is constanty clicking like they ocassionaly do when recieving a surge load or similar.
  • Hooking back up to her old pc, none of these happen.

It's probably also worth noting that if you are overclocking or doing anything that relies on really clean power, you may have better results on a pure sine wave system.

Just my anecdotal experience and 2 cents. YMMV.
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grab this for keeping the cable modem and router up and devices charging during a black out. We used one of my sine wave ups during a last storm that knocked out power for a few days. it was a life saver as it was school vacation week and it kept the kids occupied with the tablets..
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what will happen if you connect it to a psu with active pfc
It depends on the power supply. Some will work just fine, while others will lose power and turn off or reboot every time it switches to UPS power.

It's a YMMV situation, but since UPS are often not returnable and we don't know how your particular PSU will react, the general recommendation is to go with a pure sine wave UPS.
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Stepped waves aren't a problem for any power supply.
This is simply not true. Some active PFC power supplies will momentarily lose power when the UPS switches to battery power, negating the primary purpose of the UPS.

Some PSUs don't need a pure sine wave UPS, while others absolutely do. You can either check online to see if someone has tested your particular PSU or take the risk, or you can get a pure sine wave UPS and not have to worry about it.
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As others noted.....It is not difficult to Google "Pure Sinewave vs "Simulated Sinewave".
(Add AVR to your Google Search as well)

Pure results in the batter outputting power identical to that which comes normally via the wall socket.
Simulated uses a method that results in power that does not fully match but can be achieved with cheaper hardware.

PFC Power Supplies will "Correct" Simulated into Pure, but will do so via a loss in efficiency and generate heat in the process....Thus you will need a larger Simulated SInewave UPS than with Pure Sinewave.

However...It is best to Google the Subject and you can make your own informed choice.....
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New for this. I only want it for internet modern, short power from time to time. Will this work? Or do I have to go with costco $100 UPS 1350? Thanks
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