Battery Backup or Other Power Protection for RPTV?

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  1. Vern.S

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    I was considering a "Computer Style" APC battery backup for my upcoming RPTV. I have been told that this may not be a good idea due to these units not generating a perfect sine wave.

    Does anyone have any experience with this?

    What is recommended to protect from surges, spikes and brownouts?

    Vern
     
  2. Ming Wang

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    I use an APC UPS for my RPTV. but I don't know what's a perfect sine wave and what different it can make. I can't tell any difference on image quality with the UPS connected or not.
     
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    It can be a concern (the UPS not outputting a true sine wave), but I did get to see my UPS in action the other night when there was a momentary outage in electricity, and neither my RPTV, nor my ReplayTV units skipped a beat.

    Without the UPS, my RPTV would have shut down, and my ReplayTVs would have rebooted.

    But I haven't found out what would happen if I had the RPTV run on UPS battery power only for a prolonged period of time (in terms of minutes, not seconds) and whether my UPS's lack of true sine wave output would affect my RPTV.
     
  4. Vern.S

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    Ming, Patrick and others,

    What model UPSs are you using?

    I'm thinking about a Tripp Lite Internet Office 500 UPS Backup. The Pioneer 533 that I'm shopping for uses 230 W, 430 VA (CSA).

    I'm not looking to watch TV during a major blackout, just protection from the local flicker and flash power provider.

    Vern
     

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