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    Hi guys
    I think I need an UPS (uninterruptable power supply) to solve my problems.
    Can you give me some information about this device, models, "modus operandi", everything you know.
    Thanks



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  • #2
    I think a UPS is a very wise investment. Not only does it give you bumpless power transfer it also provides a much cleaner and regulated supply. You dont need a very large one either just get one with enough ampere/hours to keep your equipment running so you can properly shut things down safely, really only a few minutes is enough in most cases, you dont have to go overboard here.
    Hope that helps.

    [This message has been edited by Multilin (edited October 31, 2001).]

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    • #3
      http://www.apc.com/products/back-ups_office/

      great product. will give you about 5 minutes depending on the load.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by funkyjojo:
        Hi guys
        I think I need an UPS (uninterruptable power supply) to solve my problems.
        Can you give me some information about this device, models, "modus operandi", everything you know.
        Thanks

        Hopefully the following thread will help you, I asked about a problem I had, with what I now know as brownouts.
        http://www.vdrums.com/discussion/For...ML/001215.html

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        From this discussion I went out and bought a Line-R 600VA Line Conditioner and since then I have had no problem with line interference http://www.apc.com/products/line-r/index.cfm.

        Hope this helps

        Dave


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        • #5
          Would this http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProdu...E%2Eotection%2 Fct_Id># be considered a UPS? It's what my TD8 & KC500 are plugged into. If not, what are the differences between my surge protector & what you dudes speak of?

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          • #6
            That is a surge protector. All it does is protect the equipment plugged into it from voltage spikes. It also has a circuit breaker built in to keep you from buring your house down by plugging too many things into it.

            A UPS in an uninterruptable power supply. It has a battery in it so you will not lose power in case the electricity goes out. These will usually run for 5 - 30 minutes depending on which one you get and what you have plugged into it. Basically you can put one on your computer or vdrum setup and when someone crashes into a power pole down the road, you'll have time to shut the computer down properly or finish that massive drum solo you were in the middle of.

            Make sense?

            [This message has been edited by animal (edited November 03, 2001).]

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            • #7
              Originally posted by animal:
              That is a surge protector. All it does is protect the equipment plugged into it from voltage spikes. It also has a circuit breaker built in to keep you from buring your house down by plugging too many things into it.

              A UPS in an uninterruptable power supply. It has a battery in it so you will not lose power in case the electricity goes out. These will usually run for 5 - 30 minutes depending on which one you get and what you have plugged into it. Basically you can put one on your computer or vdrum setup and when someone crashes into a power pole down the road, you'll have time to shut the computer down properly or finish that massive drum solo you were in the middle of.

              Make sense?
              [This message has been edited by animal (edited November 03, 2001).]

              Yea! Thanx, u Aminul, u. 5-30 mins of UPS hardly seems worth it so I'll stick with my SP.



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              • #8
                Even 5 minutes can be worth a ton to someone editing a score on a computer (or has done anything involving lots of work on a computer and hasn't backed up in a while). There are other advantages too, some equipment doesn't take kindly to abrupt shutdowns, etc.

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                • #9
                  I have never plugged my TD10 module into anything but a UPS. Actually I had the UPS before I purchased the module.

                  My UPS is an 11 minute Tripplite (11 minutes for a computer with a 17 inch monitor) that I paid just over $100 Canadian (about 30 cents american these days! LOL).

                  I suggest this sort of item for both your computer system and your high end electronics gear.

                  Some of these UPS units also have line conditioning propeties that clean out unwanted signals that ride in on your power grid.

                  I highly recommend a UPS.




                  [This message has been edited by Cyberjam (edited November 04, 2001).]
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