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astrolopitec June 10, 2008 03:40 PM

Dirty power keeps blowing my motherBs
 
Hi
I have an astronomical observatory that is powered from the cottage through a 500' underground wire. Every 10 minutes the air conditioner compressor goes on and I get a big AC deep/spike.
I've blown two M2N-e motherBs and I strongly suspect my dirty AC.
I'm actually considering a battery charger, battery, and inverter chain.
Any cost effective ideas or suggestions ?
Surge supressors? Power conditioners ?

Thanks
Juan

CMetaphor June 10, 2008 04:52 PM

A UPS battery backup with built-in surge protector will handle that just fine, its designed to take over when the power dips too low or goes off altogether. APC i believe is one of the best companies for them, check it out.

stoanee June 10, 2008 04:58 PM

Something like this??http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...ure=OPTI%2DUPS

3.0charlie June 10, 2008 05:00 PM

I have this model: APC BACK-UPS RS 1300VA LCD 120V. I used to power 2 Q6600 (oc'ed to 3.6GHz), and an E6400 (oc'ed to 3.43GHz) no problem. It's the single most important component I have ever bought.

astrolopitec June 11, 2008 04:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stoanee (Post 61615)


Excellent find ! :clap:
Most UPS in this price range only offer surge protection and power backup. This one is "line interactive". That is. It provides full time voltage regulation. Exactly what I was looking for !

Thanks !
Juan

DK2 June 11, 2008 06:50 AM

ya, my APC UPS is susposed to switch to battery within a 1 msec I think.... so they say.
Its always kicking on and off with line noise, but never interrupts my PC, so I guess it works.

lcdguy June 11, 2008 09:35 AM

you may want to also invest in a line conditioner as well.

encorp June 11, 2008 10:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lcdguy (Post 61722)
you may want to also invest in a line conditioner as well.

I was just going to say that.

:D

Cptn Vortex June 11, 2008 10:36 AM

I have the same model 3.0c suggested, and it is fantastic. Plus, the LCD readout is a very nice feature, so I can see my actual power consumption!

MpG June 12, 2008 02:30 AM

What exactly does a line conditioner do that a good UPS doesn't?


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