I bought this UPS because I live in Tucson where we get storms every summer with frequent lightning, and I also happen to have my computer in a room with that doesn't have the best quality electrical wiring. This combination makes power flickers and surges a daily occurrence, which wreaks havoc on my power supply and components, so I wanted a quality battery backup and power conditioner so I wouldn't have to worry about my investment being fried. The OmniSmart 1500VA does all that and more, with a long battery run time so I can safely shut down, and enough juice to power a system with multiple monitors, a power-hungry graphics card, and a large array of storage drives. The only negative I have encountered so far is that the software console (PowerAlert) can sometimes be unresponsive in that it shows my device as 'inactive,' when it clearly is functioning and fully charged.
This unit protects my desktop computer and printer. I experience one instance that it did just that. Instead of my computer and printer being zapped by what appeared to be an electric spike, the Tripp Lite tripped the room circuit breaker rather than damaging my PC and printer. Since the computer and printer stayed on I didn't lose any data nor have any damage done to them. The only negative would be that it's not easily moved because of the weight and does take up more room than a smaller less powerful unit. A small price to pay for a good product.
I have an old power hungry Intel Core i7 2700k, with a MSI nVidia GTX 970, 5 HDDs, a small NAS, a Netgear cable modem and a 40 inch 4k Samsung TV as monitor, this beast of a battery was able to hold about 15 mins while I kept gaming waiting for the power to come back. Eventually I realized it was going to take a while for the power to come back on quit the game and shutdown the PC. IMO the best UPS in its class! Have used other makes before
I have two computers connected to the UPS to keep them from going down when we have short power outages. So far, It has worked fine. The load is about 600 watts and all I want is to keep them up long enough for me to shut them down gracefully. I could not get the automatic shutdown system working on my windows 10 PC and it is not supported on my MAC.
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