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Using APC-UPS as a Surge Suppressor Power Conditioner?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jin E, Sep 3, 2001.

  1. Jin E

    Jin E Second Unit

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    Just curious if anyone knows of any Pros/Cons of using a plain Jane APC uninterruptible power supply as a surge suppressor/ line conditioner. Will it introduce any wierd hums/ noises into my system?
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  2. ThomasW

    ThomasW Cinematographer

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    Don't use a UPS for things like power amps or large receivers that draw dynamic amounts of amperes.
    They are fine for DVD, CD players, tuners, etc
     
  3. Rich Kraus

    Rich Kraus Stunt Coordinator

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    i use a APC smart 1000 on my system, (everything but the subwoofer/shaker amps) and it works fine. the smart series has a power throughput indicator, and ive rarly go over half with the system running so i dont think im choking it too badly. also check to see that whatever UPS you choose outputs a true sine wave, some dont.
    i realize there is some limitation to the ups when used to power a reciever, but i accept these limitations due to the lightning/surge/brownout issues we have here in the lightning capital of the world.
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