Did you use a backup battery in your PC?

Discussion in 'polls' started by YanK33, Jan 31, 2010.

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Did you have an battery backup in your PC?

  1. Yes i need to protect my computer

    26 vote(s)
    51.0%
  2. No i do not need any hardware battery protection

    18 vote(s)
    35.3%
  3. What is an battery backups? Who need that?

    7 vote(s)
    13.7%
  1. YanK33

    YanK33 Registered Member

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    I cant believe why so many people run their PC,s without back up protection, that was the 1st thing i buy when i get this PC, is important to protect your inversion and you can get rid of future pains.:thumb:
     
  2. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Registered Member

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    Yup....all computers on one, servers naturally, and my network equipment including modem and router.
     
  3. tradetime

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    Yes all my PC's are connected to mains via UPS
     
  4. jpcummins

    jpcummins Registered Member

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    I have had an APC battery backup for a long time now. I cannot see myself ever not using one.
     
  5. chrisretusn

    chrisretusn Registered Member

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    Absolutely. Where I live an UPS is a must. All of my computers, routers, kvm switches, monitors are powered by UPS's. If needed my UPS's will signal the computers to shutdown.
     
  6. YanK33

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    people always get their $1,000 plus plasma or LED t.v.s and they never use any kind of backup protection and then during a electric power fail you know cry, cry and more cryng
     
  7. Noob

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    Never used backup battery and not planning to :D
     
  8. icr

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    I too never used and battery backups too:D
     
  9. Get

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    Didn't even know 'bout them o_O and now I do know it's a nice piece of useless information to me.
     
  10. Noob

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    Probably because they usually last a few mins only.
    15-20 mins?
    If they lasted a few hours then i would consider it :D
     
  11. icr

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    15-20 Min is enough to save your work so that computer shuts down in correct manner it is not like you can work on your PC for hours during power cut
     
  12. nikanthpromod

    nikanthpromod Registered Member

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    I have UPS
     
  13. YeOldeStonecat

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    And just as importantly...they maintain nice smooth clean power to your equipment plugged into them.

    What does this provide? Added stability, and longer life of electronic equipment. Far less issues.
     
  14. icr

    icr Registered Member

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    Where do you stay in India:) does your area experience frequent power failure?
     
  15. YanK33

    YanK33 Registered Member

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    you are lost in the middle of the sea let me tell you is not a battery for continuing working when you have a power cut is just to protect your PC or electro domestic in a power cut or over voltage its even help to lower your PC power consumption and help all your internal to be safety read the following.

    http://www.apc.com/power/problems.cfm
     
  16. Antarctica

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    I was not using one either until three or four years ago. Then we had a Power failure in my area, when it was restored I guess there was a surge. It blew up my Power Supply, Mother Board and Harddrive!
    So I learned the hard way and since then I'm using one.:)
     
  17. Osaban

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    We've only been using laptops (4 around the house).
     
  18. YanK33

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    at least connect your laptop on a power surge protector
     
  19. Noob

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    I don't have a backup battery.
    But i do have a power surge protector/voltage regulator :D
     
  20. firzen771

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    same here.
     
  21. ameyap

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    just a surge protector for my laptop too
     
  22. xandros

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    i dont know
     
  23. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    Recently got an APC Back-UPS ES 550 and 2 surge protectors for under $20. Attaching a picture soon.
     

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  24. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Multiple UPS, for everything, including modems and routers.
    Mrk
     
  25. jwcca

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    a really, really big UPS, two car sized batteries, 1100W inverter, 40A charger, does all computer gear plus TV gear and some house lights for safety at night, good for about 1.5 days if there's a long outage.
     
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