Hi Harm. Thank you so much for this. It seems that APC has a representative
On Sunday i'll telephone the representative to see if they have that and
other models in stock here and to hear about service and warranty.
I am looking at the Smart-UPS you recommended, additionally, there seem to
be similar models with slight variations, so i'm also looking at the
Smart-UPS RT 3000VA, 230V with Pre-installed Input/Output Hardwire Kit
becuase it has a stand, does not hand on a rack, same wattage/VA, i'm doing
a comparison, i hope you can see the link (
its Sine wave doesnt have 8.0 IEC 320 C13. I have no idea what that means,
its input connectors are a bit different, doesnt have a smart slot (whatever
you want line interactive what ever you buy
hi Scott. Too cryptic for me. What is line interactive and triplite. And is
ONMIVS1500 a model?
Line interactive is a type of UPS google it
Triplite is a brand every bit as good as APC but much less $
Omnivs is a model #
THanks Scott. I really appreciate it. It seems they have Triplite here in Israel too, so will call them sunday, along with APC, to see about stock & service. Will get back to you.
THanks again, for your patience:)
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Actually Online UPS units are the best protection however they are also the most expensive. The rules still apply as they do for Line Interactive units. You must have a UPS unit that meets or exceeds the Watts rating of everything plugged into it. Line Interactive units are the most common now and affordable versus Online.
which is the better UPS for 750VA - 5000VA, line-interactive or double-conversion on line, see here: http://www.apcdistributors.com/white-papers/Power/WP-79%20Technical%20Comparison%20of%20On -line%20vs.%20Line-interactive%20UPS%20designs.pdf
Page 13 with table 1 says it all, I think. In the Netherlands, with our electricity supply, line interactive would be my choice, but then I don't know about the reliability of the electricity network in Israel.
Harm, you said you'd choose the line interactive in the Netherlands, but do you think that it provides as much a buffer to fix frequency, voltage and power fluctuations as dual conversion online topology?
I ask because i am mostly concerned about protecting my graphics card, PSU and SSD from power surge and failure, than i am about NOT having enough time to back up work.
The online UPS is so expensive here while the line interactive is also but less, however, the line interactive does NOT alter the wave shape of the electricity current (drawn from the load - socket) though it does condition the load being supplied (p.8 of Comparison pdf).
And, I am getting conflicting views about Israeli power supply, whether it is or is not unstable.
I had another word with the representative from a local UPS manufacturer (a company called "Advice") who revealed that the online UPS will get too hot considering that i am working in a small un-airconditioned room, which is where i am working with Darling (my new machine), and my old machine - Dell laptop, and at times my partner's 15" Macbook Pro too.
Plus, he said, the online UPS is noisy, which was the final straw.
My Lian Li tower, BTW, is so quite, that it's practicly silent:)
So that's that, i'm going for the line interactive SmartVision SV1500 by Advice, an Israeli company, which is 1500VA/1050Watts.
Any dispute with my decision is quite welcomd.
thanks for helping me so much Harm, and others.