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- Aug 27, 2003
That one has 6 battery outlets but only 3 surge protection. I only have 3 things on the surge side now though.
I have an old APC ES725 that my bother gave me because the battery went bad. I am using it on my old Core2Duo Computer.I upgraded it from the original 7amp battery to an 8amp (same size) to give it a better power rating. All it cost me was $24 for a new battery. Most of the batteries seem to last 2 1/2 to 3 years and I couldn't see buying a whle new unit when the electronics were still good. Had a battery die in my friends Cyber power brand and it started beeping! Replaced his with a 8 amp battery also. I have mine set for 1 minute of run time before it shuts down normally because I leave mine on all the time unless I have a severe thunderstorm or go out of town. I Have a new Cyber power pure sine wave unit on my new AMD Ryzen 7 3700X that I built last year to protect it. My area seems to have a few power glitches a month so that is why I have them. Hope your new unit works great for you, the APC units seam to be a little pricey, I only paid $129 for my Cyber power 600watt pure sine wave unit.Thanks everyone for your input. I appreciate it.
That is similar to the one I have. The same shape anyway. Mine is a 650 and has a single USB charging port. Handy feature if you want to charge a phone if your power goes out. (not that I have used it)On the APC site when I enter the one I currently have it says discontinued and recommends this one:
I wonder if I should get that one instead.
In case your question was not rhetorical...The only things I plug into the battery backup side are what I need power to if there is a power outage. Everything else goes on the surge-only side.
BTW, does anyone think about printing during a power outage?
My UPS for my main desktop does not have any charging ports. The last time the power went out I checked my phone and found that it was down to only 10%. I decide at that time my phone was more important than my laptop and depleted the laptop battery to charge my phone. The phone only got to 40% charge but that was enough to hold me over until power was restored. My second desktop really needs a new UPS because its battery died a long time ago. The new UPS for it will definitely have USB charging ports on it.
I try to never let my phone get below 40% because I don't want to be stuck away from home and need to use it a lot like if you're at the hospital and have to contact several people, etc. with the chance of it running out.The last time the power went out I checked my phone and found that it was down to only 10%
My Samsung S7 had a Micro-USB connector. It came with a Micro-USB to USB-A cable. The charger that came with it used a USB-A connector.I don't know what type of USB my phone cable is but it has the smaller end that you don't have to worry about which way it's facing to plug it in to the phone. When I had my Samsung phone it had to be the right way or it wouldn't go in to the phone.
I have a type C on my motorola phone, doesn't matter which way you plug it in! Glad yo have new UPS coming. I bought my batteries from a place on Ebay ($24) but have bought from them before and they are legit. You do have to be careful who you buy the gel batteries from and make sure they are a name brand and have been made in the last 6 months. Some bad guys will try to sell old batteries as new!
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