I'm looking to purchase a battery backup for my Quicksilver G4. I only want to protect it, the monitor, and my DSL modem. Anyone have any experience with This Battery Backup? According to an article on MacWorld it is compatible with OS X, but I'd like to hear it from someone on here. Also, it says it will shut down all by itself. Is that a PC-only feature? I haven't seen any mention of Mac software.<br><br>If you have a suggestion for a better UPS (in the same price range) I'd love to hear about it. Thanks in advance.<br><br>
Loc: New Hampshire
It's too small - it won't be able to power the G4 and monitor. Not even for a second.<br><br><br>We buying a UPS look at the VA rating. The one we have for a G4 + display is 1200VA, the link you have is only 500VA<br><br>
Humm<br><br>At work we have the APS not the APC thats mention.<br>Still be careful. We had a forklift run into our power line, the APS protected the computers but enough surge went through and fried the surge protectors, hub and router and started a small fire <-- well the surge protector went up in smoke.<br><br>
I went through their Wizard and it was on the list. Here's what I had configured...<br><br>Computer Type: Tower<br>Monitor Type: 14-15" LCD<br>Processor Type: PPC G4<br>Internal HDs: 2<br>DSL Modem<br>Hub/Switch<br><br>I guess it would make sense to get a larger one for future expansion (G5 w/larger monitor) ...do you know if it will shut a Mac down by itself though?<br><br>
I have an APC CS 500 for my Quicksilver. Monitor (NEC LCD1715), and my LaCie external 120GB drive are also plugged in to the back-up outlets. Served me quite well during the hurricanes last year. I don't bother with the modem, because invariably, if we lose power, we lose our cable at the same time. <br><br>
Loc: Alpharetta, GA
"Not even for a second."<br><br>Oh, really? <br><br>I have my G5 DP 2.5 and Samsung 213T LCD connected to an old APC 450 VA and, when I unplugged it from the wall, it ran both fine for a minute and then I plugged it back in. Admittedly, it's underpowered for my setup and I want to get something in the 650 VA+ range, but it's fine for momentary power outages.<br><br>
I have their 750 for my QuickSilver, 19" monitor and a USB hub. I never had it run out but it has lasted over 15 minutes before. I have two smaller ones for my DSL modem, router, and even a cordless phone.<br><br>
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