UPS advice needed
Approx once every month or two, the power will go out for 2-5 seconds max. The only time I lose power for longer than is during a serious storm that does serious damage.
Is there anything I can get (cheap) that will keep my desktop running for 5 seconds if I get a power drop? I'm not interested in buying a full blown UPS that will run the machine for 5 minutes.
My rig probably averages 375W. I doubt there is any kind of battery, or short duration UPS out there, but thought I'd ask anyway.
Grab a cheap power meter first to determine how much load you're drawing typically.
You're probably looking at a 800-1000VA unit though as the bare minimum, which runs about $100.
You might be able to get away with a 400-500VA unit though if you literally only need seconds, but I think most of them have overload protection so it might not even work if it detects you've exceeded it's rating.
here is one. runs for max load 30mins.
min load 10mins
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