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Recommend me a UPS

Discussion in 'Power Supplies' started by Thesnipergecko, May 19, 2018.

  1. Thesnipergecko


    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 7,014

    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    I'm looking for a fairly small UPS to backup my Synology diskstation and Intel NUC in my data cabinet.

    I don't need it to be smart enough to power down any of the devices. Just stay on long enough for me to power down the devices if/when there's a loss of power.
  2. EsaT


    Joined: Jun 6, 2008

    Posts: 4,282

    Location: Finland

    I guess you want normal UK power sockets?

    APC has some models but those have garbage capacitors and plastic shell without any ventilation, so not so good for lots of power on hours use.
    Cyberpower BRIC's seems to have some airflow gaps, so those likely won't bake themselves so fast.
  3. BongoHunter


    Joined: Apr 14, 2014

    Posts: 951

    What if theres a powercut and your not at home? Or your asleep and dont here the alarm?

    This one has USB connection (so does the smart bit), and depedning on the model and load of you synology/NUC might give you 20mins+

    APC Back-UPS BX 700

    Was about £65 and can supply upto 390w, if you do use it for graceful shutdown - do it via the NUC, and have a script that powers down your synology as part of the process
  4. HoneyBadger

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 2, 2016

    Posts: 2,074

    Location: Hoo, Kent

    APC are considered the best, we also use them at work and they’re solid but expensive.

    I have two at home, a 750 watt cyber power one which is about 8 years and only starting to give up (hope to just get a replacement battery)

    The star really is my 1000 watt Eaton. It’s simple (but smart) and the software is shockingly bad but for the price, you can’t complain. The Eaton is completely silent too.
  5. GeX


    Joined: Dec 17, 2002

    Posts: 6,130

    Location: Manchester

    I have an APC Back-UPS BX 700 also. It runs my HP Microserver and all my network infra / switch gear. Think it was around £70