APC BK350EI 210 Watts Back-UPS CS 350 £56.39 at Amazon.co.uk
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APC BK350EI 210 Watts Back-UPS CS 350 £56.39 at Amazon.co.uk

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Found 21st Oct 2013
UPS with 3x battery backed up and surge protected outputs and 1x surge protected only output; 210W 7Ah; 2x RJ45 surge protected sockets; PowerChute Personal Edition auto-shutdown software.

Despatched from and sold by Amazon

Cheapest price on uk.camelcamelcamel.com over all time, has been over £64 since January 2013.

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Good price, I suspect most people won't really need or understand the need for these but those in rural areas may have powercuts more often and a little UPS can make a huge difference.

Since I got a UPS our village no longer gets power cuts!

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spannerzone

Good price, I suspect most people won't really need or understand the … Good price, I suspect most people won't really need or understand the need for these but those in rural areas may have powercuts more often and a little UPS can make a huge difference.



Only reason I've just ordered one is because I'm fed up with my home sever shutting down when the trip switch goes on our consumer unit whenever a lightbulb blows!

I have a UPS as i do a lot of repartitioning of hard disks for different oses etc on my desktop.

If theres a power cut or brown out thats my hard drives data gone.
Still 1hr10mins to go according to paragon partition expert in dos mode
Flippin laptop and their small screens

Fantastic price!....what is it?

APC have always made nice UPS units. I've got a few here (and a few that need new batteries)

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smithybhoy

Fantastic price!....what is it?



Keeps your PC (or whatever else is plugged into it) running for ~10mins during a power cut.
It tells PCs to shutdown gracefully, so you dont corrupt your harddrive.

Boring but invaluable devices. I picked up a APC BE550 for about £60 over 2 years ago and the number of times it has saved me make it one of the best things I have ever bought. Keeps my desktop, monitor, server, router and printer going for around 25 mins which as most outages around here, although frequent, are only a couple of minutes, does me fine.

Don't know about this one but mine also shuts down devices such as sound system that aren't needed when PC is off and turns it back on again with the PC. probably saved a few quid over its life.

spannerzone

Since I got a UPS our village no longer gets power cuts!

Man, that's some UPS you've got there! Hope the rest of the village chipped in oO

great device to power your main pc and router etc, no more crashes when the power blinks, apc are the best by far

Isn't this what is REALLY going inside the Hnkley Point powerstation - Top em up now and cash in in 25 years time?

SingingDwarf

Only reason I've just ordered one is because I'm fed up with my home … Only reason I've just ordered one is because I'm fed up with my home sever shutting down when the trip switch goes on our consumer unit whenever a lightbulb blows!



Buy better lamps - the good ones have an inbuilt fuse and you will avoid this problem! If you don't want to do that swap out the lighting MCB's for RCBO's, problem solved. Or swap to type C or replace a 6A with a 10a. Lots of solutions that don't involve UPS, still a damn nice deal though

Edited by: "Tyranicus66" 22nd Oct 2013

I have 3, most of my electronics are plugged into them. I couldn't bear to live without out them.

Did think about getting a UPS a few years go when I was using desktop PCs, but now mainly use Laptops all three of them, so as they all have batteries it saved me from worrying power cut and loosing data.

But seeing this deal got me thinking one of these UPS is good for any thing else that has HDDs and might loose data e.g. SkyHD boxes, HDD recorder and PS3 etc, and I do still use an Acer Revo Nettop which is nearly always on and might loose data if power cut, but all the devices I mentioned uses the normal UK 3 pin plugs, does anybody know any other UPSs that's good for these electrical devices?

This really doesn't seem like a good price to be honest. I'll be honest a say I've only bought 2 UPS in my life and I've not really kept track of prices but I remember when looking about to buy the second one they seemed a lot more expensive than when I bought the first and I'll be honest I can't really remember the price of either but this doesn't strike me as cheap.

Have prices been going up all the time?

mpg ups system ellipse 1200 have 4

No1_Dave

Did think about getting a UPS a few years go when I was using desktop … Did think about getting a UPS a few years go when I was using desktop PCs, but now mainly use Laptops all three of them, so as they all have batteries it saved me from worrying power cut and loosing data.But seeing this deal got me thinking one of these UPS is good for any thing else that has HDDs and might loose data e.g. SkyHD boxes, HDD recorder and PS3 etc, and I do still use an Acer Revo Nettop which is nearly always on and might loose data if power cut, but all the devices I mentioned uses the normal UK 3 pin plugs, does anybody know any other UPSs that's good for these electrical devices?



mpg ups system ellipse 1200 have 4 3pin plugs and Ethernet and usb sockets on the back

How much with this help an i7 setup with 2x titans and 4x 3tb hdd? Just asking

Real question.. how long will it keep a cctv going with 8 cameras

Never felt the need for one. Have had many power cuts I simply just boot it back up when the power comes back on. Usually microsoft recovery gets documents I was working on back lol.

"Usually dispatched within 1 - 2 months"

No1_Dave

Did think about getting a UPS a few years go when I was using desktop … Did think about getting a UPS a few years go when I was using desktop PCs, but now mainly use Laptops all three of them, so as they all have batteries it saved me from worrying power cut and loosing data.But seeing this deal got me thinking one of these UPS is good for any thing else that has HDDs and might loose data e.g. SkyHD boxes, HDD recorder and PS3 etc, and I do still use an Acer Revo Nettop which is nearly always on and might loose data if power cut, but all the devices I mentioned uses the normal UK 3 pin plugs, does anybody know any other UPSs that's good for these electrical devices?

You mean lose, and losing.

Tyranicus66

Buy better lamps - the good ones have an inbuilt fuse and you will avoid … Buy better lamps - the good ones have an inbuilt fuse and you will avoid this problem! If you don't want to do that swap out the lighting MCB's for RCBO's, problem solved. Or swap to type C or replace a 6A with a 10a. Lots of solutions that don't involve UPS, still a damn nice deal though



Yeah, almost there. If the power is tripping out at the same time as the lighting circuit then it's all being taken out by the RCD so none of your solutions will help I'm afraid

montana78

How much with this help an i7 setup with 2x titans and 4x 3tb hdd? Just … How much with this help an i7 setup with 2x titans and 4x 3tb hdd? Just asking :pReal question.. how long will it keep a cctv going with 8 cameras



Not very long, unfortunately. These small ones are more to allow a controlled shutdown. For CCTV you want to keep it running whilst the power is off.

I have modified older APC UPS to use external batteries though. Sure it can be done on these as well.

My server drives are set when not in use to go to sleep state. Most homes really do not need one of these but good price never the less.For me it would be something else to use electricity on the off chance one day we may have a power cut?

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liddlefeesh

"Usually dispatched within 1 - 2 months"



Price up to £77.23 now and despatched from LambdaTek - HUKD must have cleared Amazon out! LOL

omgpleasespamme

This really doesn't seem like a good price to be honest. I'll be honest … This really doesn't seem like a good price to be honest. I'll be honest a say I've only bought 2 UPS in my life and I've not really kept track of prices but I remember when looking about to buy the second one they seemed a lot more expensive than when I bought the first and I'll be honest I can't really remember the price of either but this doesn't strike me as cheap.Have prices been going up all the time?


I see you trolling. Honestly if you could take your spam elsewhere that would be great.

It's still for sale at this price, just dispatch in 1-2months.

APC are excellent units, seldom available at this price. Recently I have used Liebert UPS units too which have been brilliant and are far cheaper. Avoid Cyberpower at all costs, had nothing but problems with them and I have had several different models.

Deal still exists, not expired. Yes, 1 - 2 months but still available.
The link doesn't take you to the unit supplied by Amazon, which maybe confusing people.

I have bought adaptors for the APC kettle style sockets to convert to uk 3 pin sockets.
They are available on ebay and amazon.

There is even a APC branded adaptor

brilliant life savers!

Use my for my fish tanks... keeps them going for about 2 hours during a power cut.

I've had the more consumer oriented APC ups for a couple years now, it has regular UK mains sockets (4 are battery backed and 4 are just surge protected) - costs a little more than this one but also slightly higher capacity.

amazon.co.uk/APC…s_1

Mine allows for about 7 mins runtime on my Dell XPS8500 desktop with 2 HD, i5 CPU, 22" LCD and modem router. Software auto shutsdown the PC.

potatoinanus

Yeah, almost there. If the power is tripping out at the same time as the … Yeah, almost there. If the power is tripping out at the same time as the lighting circuit then it's all being taken out by the RCD so none of your solutions will help I'm afraid



RCD tripping is an earth leak, still an easy fix just more time consuming.

Tyranicus66

RCD tripping is an earth leak, still an easy fix just more time consuming.



Um yeah, whats your point? This is still what the problem is and none of your earlier solutions are going to fix it
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