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UPS (Battery Backup) and TV question

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Byron Holston, May 22, 2001.

  1. Byron Holston

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    Are there any issues or concerns plugging a TV into a UPS? I'm not talking about the entire theater setup. Just the TV and maybe the DirecTV box. It would either be a 50inch Toshiba or a 27inch Wega.
    Thanks,
    Byron
     
  2. Carlos_R

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    You will only have problems if you underate the UPS.
    the UPS will or could have an overcurrent fault sending
    the UPS to offline, no backup. TV's have a large in rush
    of current, that is the loud thump you hear when you turn
    them on.
    The UPS (online type) should be rated at 100% load
    and the batteries need to be good for backup time wanted
    at the 100% load rating.
    get a quality UPS. see MGE UPS Systems or APC UPS's
    good luck,
    carlos_r
     
  3. Glenn Overholt

    Glenn Overholt Producer

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    As he suggested, the TV has to draw less power than the UPS, but I'd like to ask why you want to do that? Mine went off a couple of years back in the middle of a show. The UPS beeped every so often, but it wasn't plugged in to my TV. I had a VCR connected to it instead, so I just slipped a tape in and recorded the rest of the show I wanted to see.
    If you don't want to miss anything, you should get a generator! Now that is the way to go!
    Glenn
     
  4. Endaf Jones

    Endaf Jones Auditioning

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    I use mine not so I may watch TV when the power goes off (that beeping noise can get quite anoying) but rather to protect the TV from theose deadly sub 1-2 second brown-outs that occure a few times a year.
     

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