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Mark38090

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Been chasing a reboot issue for a couple of months and the technician I'm working with seems to think now there is a fluctuation of power causing these random reboots. We're on 6th receiver, 3rd dish, and last week they ran new cables. They're going to cover up to $50 for a UPS but I'm not sure what to look for. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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I also like APC, but I don’t use them exclusively.

I’d spend more than $50, though. Maybe more like a hundred. Getting something with power conditioning is a good idea, but can be expen$ive.

The Tripp Lite LC1200 would be good, but it’s a hundred and you’ll still need a UPS to go with it.

Whatever UPS you get, make sure it at least has AVR, automatic voltage regulation. Some scrimp on this. AVR will cut down overvoltage and increase voltage in sags and brownouts, without shifting to and from the battery for every little variation.
 
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I exclusively use the APC SmartUPS, as opposed to the BackUPS units which IIRC have wider tolerance and may not even put out a sine wave.

And did you know that APC is now Schneider? :(
 
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I've had bad luck with Cyber Power UPS's in the past. When our main power is off they don't seem to like my generator power at all. They won't charge on generator power and keep switching back and forth from line power to batteries.

We run at least 6 APC 1500's here which don't have those problems and perform great in all aspects.
 
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I've had bad luck with Cyber Power UPS's in the past. When our main power is off they don't seem to like my generator power at all. They won't charge on generator power and keep switching back and forth from line power to batteries.

We run at least 6 APC 1500's here which don't have those problems and perform great in all aspects.

I tried some CyberPower’s for a while. I wasn’t impressed at all. Battery in one failed after only a few months. Went back to using TrippLite’s and APC’s.
 
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I have APC's in our vacation cottage, and a Tripp-Lite in our motorhome that's been rewired to use the RV's multiple 12-volt batteries instead of an internal battery.
 
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I tried some CyberPower’s for a while. I wasn’t impressed at all. Battery in one failed after only a few months. Went back to using TrippLite’s and APC’s.

I've had bad luck with Cyber Power UPS's in the past. When our main power is off they don't seem to like my generator power at all. They won't charge on generator power and keep switching back and forth from line power to batteries.

We run at least 6 APC 1500's here which don't have those problems and perform great in all aspects.

I've never had an issue, and they like my 6KW Gillette diesel generator power just fine. Then again, that's NOT a cheapie box-store generator...
 
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I've never had an issue, and they like my 6KW Gillette diesel generator power just fine. Then again, that's NOT a cheapie box-store generator...

Good for you. Then again, neither is my generator.
 
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I use three CyberPower 1500PFCLCD UPSs on my PC and both H3s and associated TVs, etc. in "HIGH sensitivity mode". I use an old Tripplite on the Joey location. I also have a 21 KW Generac Guardian whole house full backup generator. I have had zero problems with the setup under municipal or backup power. The CyberPower UPSs are about two years old with no duration or battery problems.

The reason I chose CyberPower was the cost of the similar APC battery replacements (which are not generic) as opposed to the standard 12 volt, 8 AH used in the CyberPowers.
 
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I've had a CyberPower true sine wave UPS on my home automation PC for quite a few years now. I don't think it has as much run time as it did when it was new, but so far no problems with it. It seems like its battery has lasted longer than most of the ones on my APCs. I haven't tried it (or the APCs) on my generator.
 
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I elected to go with the APC UPS system specifically for a home theatre setup. It's the J Type Power Conditioner, Model J15. This one produces a pure sine wave output, but it isn't cheap. With such devices, all your electronics will last longer, so maybe cheaper in the long run.

 
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Good move. I have a couple of earlier versions. My only disappointment is that they use only two batteries, not four.
 
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My APCs all use standard batteries.

Just to be clear, I had four APC Smart1500s and their battery cost was about $110 (aftermarket, $180 branded), the Cyberpowers will be about $40. I know they will not run as long, but I don't need that with the Generac. The newer/smaller APC have APC exclusive batteries... at least when I was shopping.
 

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