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Plexus MV 500VA UPS With AVR ( £14.99 Delivered)

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8y, 7m agoFound 8 years, 7 months ago
This is my first post so let's hope it's helpful

Plexus MV 500VA UPS With AVR
Also protects your phone line and modem

Been looking for a cheap UPS to protect my computer in case of power failure
Noticed this it looks OK,,and would do the job well enough there is even a video explaining about it and unusually it is Free Delivery normally you have to place order over £49.99 to get this

Other models available but not all with free delivery
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#1
Congrats on your first post, but this has been posted before
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/153061/plexus-mv-500va-ups-14-99-4-79-del-/
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/168063/plexus-mv-500va-uninteruptable-powe/

But its an excellent deal order one a week last thursday arrived Tuesday! Installed it on Saturday - after having to re-jig spaghetti junction! to isolate my mac and external drive. works great, straight forward , giving you plenty of time to save and shutdown.
V hot! :)
#2
[COLOR="Red"]Sorry --- Obviously missed the previous posts[/COLOR]

Good to know someone has got one and thinks they work well

I am waiting for mine to arrive--- can't wait to encounter Spaghetti junction (should be fun) But at least it will prompt me to tidy up all the wiring behind the machine
#3
I would avoid Plexus at all costs after one of the powerstrips I bought last week exploded, taking a whole floors worth of power out :D
#4
They should produce a green version of this which uses the suns energy to power it....

And call it the 'Solar Plexus'

I'll get my coat.:oops:
#5
Would you like a hand on with the coat
#6
Great UPS, but only connect the computer and not the monitor as my one start to beep like crazy
#7
Its the same old story, "you get what you pay for" as my old IT tutor use to tell me, so I wouldn't buy a £15 UPS. He told me to spend about 10 to 15% of my budget on a UPS, so if your pc costs £700 a £15 UPS just won't do:( I bought a APC UPS which cost £120 2 yrs ago and it hasn't blow up or burnt the house down yet! So if you value your pc spend your money else where. Cheap UPS won't protect your pc from mains spikes which cause more damage or power failure. Cheers blinder
#8
You'd have thought the postage cost to ebuyer alone would be more than £15.

Good deal.
#9
Infact...
ParcelForce48 would be £14.99 for a package this heavy.
#10
adambaz
Infact...
ParcelForce48 would be £14.99 for a package this heavy.

And they would probably lose it
#11
adambaz
Infact...
ParcelForce48 would be £14.99 for a package this heavy.


Yeh but they won't pay anywhere near that price.
#12
Whats a UPS?
#13
stphnstevey
Whats a UPS?


Similar to a ParcelForce....

I'll get my coat too
:whistling:
#14
stphnstevey
Whats a UPS?

a/ When you buy a new PC you only get DOWNS - this item gives you the UPS - but only £14.99 worth.

Hmmm, crowded here by the coat rack... :roll:
#15
stphnstevey
Whats a UPS?


Uninterruptible Power Supply :thumbsup:
#16
BTW i got a IEC 320 plug from maplin to connect a 4 way strip to
but only got my iMac, hub and firewire ext drive connected. That way you can plug in a transformer for hub or drive then and keep the original 13 amp plug on your computer!
haven't done a time test yet of how long you got on a full charge.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2021/2413700749_0b3a8ce8de.jpg?v=0

I havent even got a coat, guess i'll freeze then!

The Item is ISO 9001 quality marked so shouldn't burn down your house!!
#17
Just out of interest - and I'm not trying to be like the smart-arses that lurk on this place preying on the unwary for saying "ASDL instead of ADSL" - but do people genuinely have that many problems from surprising power outs? I've been in IT for 13 years now, and I've never heard of UPS's on anything but servers. My PC has had the power go a few times (not many...but enough to see the consequences) and I can't say it's made any difference at all.
I have got a surge protection (only because it seems I live in lightening alley, and next door once burnt down from a lightening strike...with our sockets and lights exploding like a bomb had gone off) and I know the better UPS's do give you that too...but a decent surge protection 8 way costs around £20, so if that's the aim, why not just go with those? I think mine's got something like £10k 'insurance' if my stuff still suffers from a surge.
#18
hi, could someone tell me which one of these i would need to connect my monitor and pc from the output sockets.

http://www.maplin.co.uk/searchtemplate.asp?criteria=iec%20320%20c14%20plug

got it a while back but havant got round to getting the correct leads.
#19
These are handy if you have frequent power outages and you do critical work you want to save. We use them at work, but I dont bother at home as my main machine is now a laptop, it kind of has this built in. If I worked from home on a desktop I would consider it, it gives you a few mins to shut down safely your pc while the power is out,
#20
we seem to suffer from power outages quite frequently, both my partner and I work from home, our computers are on most of the day with something open. There is surge spike and lightening protection with these ups's
Power outages weren't a problem up until recently as we had a laptop each with its own battery, but now that I have moved over to Mac and bought an iMac then its well worth it for 15 quid! imo definitely worth the potential lost work!
#21
Thanks for all your comments and contributions

I think for £14.99 delivered they are well worth a punt , Ebuyer don't normally sell rubbish

You can't buy a decent coat rack for that
#22
Hold on, just a word of caution:

I bought one of these. It's a great bit of kit and to test it, I connected it to a 20 watt low energy lighbulb - kept it alight for 3 hours before the juice ran out - so great - for lighting - in a powercut.

HOWEVER, what ebuyer don't tell you in the description is that it only delivers an output of 300watts (it beeps with a fault light if you go over that). Unfortunately, most PC's have at least 300watt power supplies - and that's before you have added the monitor. So, while this may keep your PC going long enough from the start of a powercut in order to shut it down, you won't be able to tell what you are doing, because you won't have a monitor.

I therefore reckon you need at least a 500watt (1000VA) UPS to power BOTH the PC and the monitor - otherwise it's not much use unless the power comes back on before the UPS battery has drained.
#23
Not that simple - I can fit a 1000watt PSU to my PC but it doesn't mean the PC will consume 1000 watts.

Real world example? I've got a PC with a 500Watt PSU which draws a peak of 120watts under load, 80-85 at idle. I used a power meter to test it..
#24
jltk87
hi, could someone tell me which one of these i would need to connect my monitor and pc from the output sockets.

http://www.maplin.co.uk/searchtemplate.asp?criteria=iec%20320%20c14%20plug

got it a while back but havant got round to getting the correct leads.


I got http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=1360&doy=15m4&C=SO&U=strat15
then bought a inexpensive 4 way trailing ext from asda £1.79 cut the old plug off and fitted the maplin replacment. then i connected my computer (20' iMac built in screen) + iomega minimax hard drive and belkin4 port usb hub to the UPS - dot get any overload signal or anything.
That way you dont have to cut off the plugs already on your equipment and you can connect any devices that have transformers in the plug itself :p
#25
Just done a time test
with my 20' iMac + Iomega minimax HDD + Belkin powered 4 port hub.
lasted 23 min, then beeping went to every 1 sec and lasted a further 2 mins + ( i didn't let it power out completely as the beeping got on my nerves!) but 25 minutes should be long enough to save your work and close down everything.
Well pleased. :)

All my other equipment is connected to a belkin surge protector(from dellwhen they had that really cheap belkin stuff) so all my stuff is surge protected as well
#26
ijhawkins
I got http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=1360&doy=15m4&C=SO&U=strat15
then bought a inexpensive 4 way trailing ext from asda £1.79 cut the old plug off and fitted the maplin replacment. then i connected my computer (20' iMac built in screen) + iomega minimax hard drive and belkin4 port usb hub to the UPS - dot get any overload signal or anything.
That way you dont have to cut off the plugs already on your equipment and you can connect any devices that have transformers in the plug itself :p


cheers.

i bought two of these in the end: eBay

dont like the idea of me wireing up a lead that will power my pc :oops:
#27
ourdave
Just out of interest - and I'm not trying to be like the smart-arses that lurk on this place preying on the unwary for saying "ASDL instead of ADSL" - but do people genuinely have that many problems from surprising power outs? I've been in IT for 13 years now, and I've never heard of UPS's on anything but servers. My PC has had the power go a few times (not many...but enough to see the consequences) and I can't say it's made any difference at all.
I have got a surge protection (only because it seems I live in lightening alley, and next door once burnt down from a lightening strike...with our sockets and lights exploding like a bomb had gone off) and I know the better UPS's do give you that too...but a decent surge protection 8 way costs around £20, so if that's the aim, why not just go with those? I think mine's got something like £10k 'insurance' if my stuff still suffers from a surge.
for those of us using onboard raid cards that **** a brick at any hard reset a ups is a boon
#28
dangel;1897424
Real world example? I've got a PC with a 500Watt PSU which draws a peak of 120watts under load, 80-85 at idle. I used a power meter to test it..

Real world example: I had this very UPS connected to a PC with a 300 watt power supply and an LCD 22 inch (with an IEC connector I bought off ebay). Everything was fine for two days until the Kids started playing The Sims - then the thing started beeping overloaded....

So, I didn't use a power meter to test it - just The Sims - but, as always, your mileage may vary.
#29
creamola
Real world example: I had this very UPS connected to a PC with a 300 watt power supply and an LCD 22 inch (with an IEC connector I bought off ebay). Everything was fine for two days until the Kids started playing The Sims - then the thing started beeping overloaded....

So, I didn't use a power meter to test it - just The Sims - but, as always, your mileage may vary.


Which is exactly what I said - it's not as simple as saying a uber-watt PSU equates to a real power draw of the same value. No need to get so defensive..

Of course, I defer to the sims test for accuracy :P

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