How To Pick A UPS

[ad]Dear Computer Lady,

What type of UPS will I need to buy if I have 6 desktop PCs that need to run even just for 5 minutes?

Thanks, Minoz

Dear Minoz,

You would need more information in order to determine the output needed from a UPS (uninterruptable power supply), but I would suggest that you plan on putting no more than 2 computers on one UPS.

APC, a leading UPS company has a great tool on their website at:

where you can enter your equipment and the amount of time you need to run your computers and find the best USP for you. Hopefully that will help.



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