APC Power-Saving Back-UPS PRO - Uninterruptible Power Supply 900VA, - BR900GI - AVR, 8 Outlets IEC-C13, USB £130 @ Amazon.de delivered
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APC Power-Saving Back-UPS PRO - Uninterruptible Power Supply 900VA, - BR900GI - AVR, 8 Outlets IEC-C13, USB £130 @ Amazon.de delivered

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Found 5th Mar
  • he APC Back-UPS PRO Series offers guaranteed battery backup and surge protection for high performance computer systems, networks, external storage devices, game consoles and other electronics.
  • This UPS Backup includes premium features such as Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR), an LCD display, energy saving functionality, and PowerChute management software.
  • Data line surge suppression to protect against dangerous surges traveling along data lines
  • Power supply with 8 total outlets - 4 battery backup and surge, 4 surge only
  • Content of delivery: Back UPS PRO User manual USB Cable Shutdown Software
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The BR900GI is 179 EUR? GI is the U.K. Plug version?
inonefly5 h, 32 m ago

The BR900GI is 179 EUR? GI is the U.K. Plug version?


Maybe BI = Britain & Ireland and GR = Germany.

I am interested in this deal but anything with power you need to be ultra careful as UPS's are very heavy with the battery, so if its the wrong type imagine the stress in having to return iot or even worse what if it damages your equipment.
Not so useful in the UK.
So, this is the Schuko Euro mains plug (but not FR/PL/CZ/SV/..), not the monitor-type plug Leistung version.
Edited by: "mcek" 6th Mar
mcek1 h, 1 m ago

Not so useful in the UK.So, this is the Schuko Euro mains plug (but not …Not so useful in the UK.So, this is the Schuko Euro mains plug (but not FR/PL/CZ/SV/..), not the monitor-type plug Leistung version.


Will it just not be a kettle lead that you have to change? I've got tons of those at home
I never had any power cuts so really dont know what i need this for unless someone can enlighten 🤣
montana781 h, 14 m ago

Will it just not be a kettle lead that you have to change? I've got tons …Will it just not be a kettle lead that you have to change? I've got tons of those at home


No, it has EU wall sockets on the back. This picture is from the 1500VA version: 33385995-5QdnB.jpg
We in the UK would want the Leistung versions (aka C13 plugs), not the Leistung (Schuko) versions (aka euro mains). Those are more expensive though, presumably because they can be sold in any region.
abhijitdash1234 m ago

I never had any power cuts so really dont know what i need this for unless …I never had any power cuts so really dont know what i need this for unless someone can enlighten 🤣


Basically just that, power cuts, power surges. I had an extremely irritating week at the office recently where power would fail for hours at a time. I was so close to buying a UPS to ride out the outages but then realised that I'd need a 2200VA model to cover a few hours of low wattage usage. Those models are expensive new or used after factoring in new batteries (I think, please correct me if I'm wrong).
Shame the 1500va was a very good price last night...
Buy the SmartUPS SMT750I on Amazon instead for £220. Yes it's £90 more expensive but it's got standard C13 sockets and proper sine wave output unlike this one.
Unsure as to overall costs involved but wikihow.com/Bui…ply

I am aware 12v 7aH Yucel (Yuassa) batteries are £16.50 each from Toolstation. and people have replaced existing UPS batteries with these.

I have not looked properly into this but it may be reasonable and feasible to do it if care is taken. I suppose a diffent sized extension plug lead could be used depending on socket needs and components used.

Could be less hassle and not much of a price diference to buy one off the shelf. Then just replace the batteries in a few years.
Edited by: "thetarget" 6th Mar
If you want a UPS with UK mains sockets then maybe consider the APC 700Va for £84 - it's aimed more an home/small office but gives similar performance and is nearly £50 cheaper and has UK sockets (4 battery backed up, not all

I have one and it gives me about 15 mins run time on an i5 desktop, 24" LCD and modem router, or an hour or two of just the modem router.

In my village we often get brief power cuts and these things always kick in and instantly.

ebuyer.com/196…-uk
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Edited by: "spannerzone" 6th Mar
spannerzone25 m ago

If you want a UPS with UK mains sockets then maybe consider the APC 700Va …If you want a UPS with UK mains sockets then maybe consider the APC 700Va for £84 - it's aimed more an home/small office but gives similar performance and is nearly £50 cheaper and has UK sockets (4 battery backed up, not all I have one and it gives me about 15 mins run time on an i5 desktop, 24" LCD and modem router, or an hour or two of just the modem router.In my village we often get brief power cuts and these things always kick in and instantly.https://www.ebuyer.com/196268-apc-back-ups-405-watts-700-va-input-230v-output-230v-interface-port-usb-be700g-uk[Image]



The problem with the cheaper UPS models is that when on battery they output a crude (square-wave) approximation of a mains AC signal which causes problems with certain devices. I've seen some computer power supplies that don't play nicely and cause the system to shut off and at the very least you get a horrific buzzing noise.
James25052 m ago

The problem with the cheaper UPS models is that when on battery they …The problem with the cheaper UPS models is that when on battery they output a crude (square-wave) approximation of a mains AC signal which causes problems with certain devices. I've seen some computer power supplies that don't play nicely and cause the system to shut off and at the very least you get a horrific buzzing noise.


I'm not sure what my APC does but it seems to play nicely with all my computer related stuff... I might have to put a scope on it one day and check. I'd hope even the lower cost APC's provided a nice AC output but I don't know.
spannerzone10 m ago

I'm not sure what my APC does but it seems to play nicely with all my …I'm not sure what my APC does but it seems to play nicely with all my computer related stuff... I might have to put a scope on it one day and check. I'd hope even the lower cost APC's provided a nice AC output but I don't know.


There's a database of UPS waveforms here: hardwareinsights.com/dat…/2/

Some are perfect sine waves, others are crazy messy. Not even all of the smart-ups range uses true sinewave for instance.
CampGareth9 h, 11 m ago

No, it has EU wall sockets on the back. This picture is from the 1500VA …No, it has EU wall sockets on the back. This picture is from the 1500VA version: [Image] We in the UK would want the Leistung versions (aka C13 plugs), not the Leistung (Schuko) versions (aka euro mains). Those are more expensive though, presumably because they can be sold in any region.



eek, thats a hell no for me then. thanks for the heads up
Complaining that it's got Schuko sockets? Consider this:
scan.co.uk/pro…use
edit: spelling
Edited by: "mudisoft" 6th Mar
spannerzone11 h, 26 m ago

If you want a UPS with UK mains sockets then maybe consider the APC 700Va …If you want a UPS with UK mains sockets then maybe consider the APC 700Va for £84 - it's aimed more an home/small office but gives similar performance and is nearly £50 cheaper and has UK sockets (4 battery backed up, not all I have one and it gives me about 15 mins run time on an i5 desktop, 24" LCD and modem router, or an hour or two of just the modem router.In my village we often get brief power cuts and these things always kick in and instantly.https://www.ebuyer.com/196268-apc-back-ups-405-watts-700-va-input-230v-output-230v-interface-port-usb-be700g-uk[Image]


Do you know of anything slightly cheaper and smaller? I only want mine to power a small router and a Raspberry Pi (basically so I can get notified if there is a power cut)
mudisoft12 h, 48 m ago

Complaining that it's got Schuko sockets? Consider …Complaining that it's got Schuko sockets? Consider this:https://www.scan.co.uk/products/18m-euro-power-cable-kettle-lead-type-moulded-with-eu-2-pin-plug-suitable-for-psus-5a-fuseedit: spelling


Exactly what I had thought: just buy either Schuko power cables or travel adapters.

As an expat immigrant about half my devices have a Schuko plug or power cable. I have plenty of UK and EU cables lying around. It's really not a problem to be honest.

I usually order these things at cpcfarnell, which has free delivery on orders >5£:
cpc.farnell.com/pro…320
cpc.farnell.com/pro…RAV
HereKittyKitty12 h, 57 m ago

Do you know of anything slightly cheaper and smaller? I only want mine to …Do you know of anything slightly cheaper and smaller? I only want mine to power a small router and a Raspberry Pi (basically so I can get notified if there is a power cut)


There's an APC for £50 that is possible smaller although probably not much in it.
ebuyer.com/703…0ci

Just check as to whether the model you're after supports some form of alarm or notifications... this one above doesn't have notification but the one I first listed comes with a usb lead and basic software that allows a PC to pop up an alert if power cuts or fluctuates. but I don't think it can send email alerts or such like. The cheaper UPS tend to be quite basic in what alerts they offer.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 7th Mar
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