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Carlos

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is it a good idea to get a APC power supply ? if so can you please please recommend a Unit? My PC's internal PSU is 1200 watts
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Alex Glawion

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I've worked with APC UPSs in a company a while back, but they had their servers hooked up to them. They were able to provide 20min of power in case of an outage, and the unit would initiate a regular shutdown of the servers before battery power ran out completely.

For my workstation or pcs I've never needed this. For one, because power outages are extremely rare where I live (maybe once every 5 years), and two, because I don't have pcs running 24/7. The most I can lose is a couple of hours of rendering.

And even if you had a longer outage, your pcs would still have to be shut off when the battery runs out.

What's your intended use-case?
 
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Carlos

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Yea i wouldnt mind recreate an hour or so of work. But i was told that it would protect the PC itself? not accurate? is a good power surge strip enough? Any recommendation for that??
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If the power grid where you live is unstable, yes it will protect your PC. If it's just surges you are worried about, though, I'd get a surge protector that are often found in to some multiple socket bars.
 
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