Cheap 850VA UPS with 3 x UK sockets - £40.47 deliverd @ eBuyer
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Cheap 850VA UPS with 3 x UK sockets - £40.47 deliverd @ eBuyer

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Found 7th Apr 2010
Cheap Uninterruptible Power Supply.

You get what you pay.

Bottom of the range item, but you do get double the capacity you would normally have at this price point.

Specifications:

Capacity: 850VA
Input: 145Vac~280Vac 50/60Hz
Output: 220Vac 50Hz
Output wave: Ladder wave (at battery)
Transfer time: Transformer: 96 x 32(AL)
Battery : 1 x 12V7AH
Output Socket : UNIVERSAL SOCKET x 3PCS/C15
Input power line : Britain Standard Single head x 1PCS/A12
Inner Dimensions : 390 x 170 x 230 mm
Pakage Dimensions : 410 x 360 x 250 mm

15 Comments

Original Poster

Perfect for hooking up your wireless modem/router, NAS, CCTV system, cup warmer etc...

Far cry from your average £150 APC UPS box, but at this price you can't complain.

]Click here if you are not sure what an UPS is.

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seems like a good price, i mean for £40 sheats, its not bad for those importants things

thinking of getting one of these for my router as laptop has 4-5hr battery 6 on lowest settings shove the router on one of these and i still have internet :-D

How do these work, does it come on when he mains power is lost?

Sorry if its a stupid question

Original Poster

Fatal Error;8305665

How do these work, does it come on when he mains power is lost?Sorry if … How do these work, does it come on when he mains power is lost?Sorry if its a stupid question


Will detect a power cut within 10 milliseconds and switch over to battery power.

How long would this run for when mains power is down?
15 Minutes max?

Original Poster

stamfordblue;8305749

How long would this run for when mains power is down?15 Minutes max?


PC & LCD montior, while playing a 3D mass murdering game - 10min.

PC & LCD monitor, surfing the web - may be up to 30min.

NAS box/router, several hours.

Been thinking about getting one for a while now, maybe I'll finally get one, thanks

Can't see any USB ports for monitoring or auto shut-down of PC. Anyone know if it has this facility?

Original Poster

MrFizzy;8306900

Can't see any USB ports for monitoring or auto shut-down of PC. Anyone … Can't see any USB ports for monitoring or auto shut-down of PC. Anyone know if it has this facility?


Nope, it does not. It is the most primitive/featureless UPS in existence.

The only good thing it has going for it is the price & battery capacity.

MrFizzy;8306900

Can't see any USB ports for monitoring or auto shut-down of PC. Anyone … Can't see any USB ports for monitoring or auto shut-down of PC. Anyone know if it has this facility?



..without that its mostly useless TBH.

UPS are supposed to be devices to provide power long enough to cleanly shutdown a PC/server,
this one will work for 10 mins or so, then cut out and the attached PC will have no warning.

Pay the fiver or so extra for one with a USB:
ebuyer.com/pro…277 @ £46
(ok less capacity 500VA, but does have USB)


or a base model APC @ £60
ebuyer.com/pro…766

yep, its cheap, but @ £40 you could power fishtanks, routers, modems, cctv cams etc etc on these if power goes, not just for a PC, million and one other uses, but as someone else pointed out, that bit extra gives you a better product.

We're in London, and I think we've only had one outage in 10 years. OTOH, we do get occasional power glitches, where the power cuts out for a second or so - long enough to turn the PC off, which can be annoying. This UPS would work for that, although I suspect it's possible to find something cheaper just for that as you don't need much power to keep things alive for a couple of seconds.

Please note, this looks like a no-name chinese brand so therefore it may be hard to find a battery replacement, unlike APC where you can find batteries nearly everywhere.

It is also the bottom of the line standby/offline UPS, which to be fair shouldn't be a major problem if you don't experience too many brownouts or have quite sensitive equipment attached.

I have in the basement a diesel electric generator with batteries so within 5 minutes of a power cut, the generator power-on while the batteries keep everything running in the interim. To be honest this is primarily for my secure data server which can only be assessed physically.
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