Do You Have A UPS?

by Steven Wagenheim 14 replies
Right now we're in the middle of a vicious electrical storm.

If my power goes out, my UPS gives me 30 minutes to power everything
down.

Do you have a UPS?

If not, you're looking for some serious trouble.

Truth is, so many marketers spend all their time on advertising strategies,
product creation, networking and on and on.

And then the power goes out and their screwed.

Protecting your PC is just as important, if not more so, than anything else
you do in your business.

This is why it's also important to have several backups.

I have a raided hard drive, an external hard drive and online backup.

I take NO chances.

What about you?
#main internet marketing discussion forum #ups
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
    Steve

    I've got my squad of Emergency Backup Hamsters on standby. In event of a power failure, they jump into a wheel connected to a generator. They can run in shifts for up to 3 hours.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
    I have 2.

    One powers my PC and monitor.

    The other powers my wifi router and Cable Router.

    That way, not only can I shut down, I can check the WF before I do!
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    • Profile picture of the author WealthyBlogger
      Once you have a UPS, test it regularly too! Don't depend on it to always come through for you when you need it.

      Some UPS's, over time, can become fickle with either the battery losing its capacity or the UPS itself not working correctly in switching over to battery power when needed.

      Most UPS's, when brand new do their job as far as the label says but it's also a good idea to give them regular tests when you don't need them to come through for you just to make sure everything is fine.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
      Steven,
      My answer is yes.

      I'm a cheap O so I used what I already had to get the job done!
      Me being an Electronics Engineer makes me do weird things some times...

      My UPS System includes,
      2 car batteries, 2 DC to Ac converters and a DPDT Relay.
      I get 48 hours of continuous power...lol

      Good point Steven!

      Have a Great Day!
      Michael
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      • Profile picture of the author tommygadget
        Originally Posted by Michael Mayo View Post

        Steven,
        My answer is yes.

        I'm a cheap O so I used what I already had to get the job done!
        Me being an Electronics Engineer makes me do weird things some times...

        My UPS System includes,
        2 car batteries, 2 DC to Ac converters and a DPDT Relay.
        I get 48 hours of continuous power...lol

        Good point Steven!

        Have a Great Day!
        Michael
        Doesn't the relay interrupt the power long enough to reboot the PC?

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      • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
        Originally Posted by Michael Mayo View Post

        Steven,
        My answer is yes.

        I'm a cheap O so I used what I already had to get the job done!
        Me being an Electronics Engineer makes me do weird things some times...

        My UPS System includes,
        2 car batteries, 2 DC to Ac converters and a DPDT Relay.
        I get 48 hours of continuous power...lol

        Good point Steven!

        Have a Great Day!
        Michael
        Holy crap! LOL. Can you teach me to put together something like that?

        48 hours sure beats 30 minutes.

        Maybe make a PDF and sell it as a WSO LOL.
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        • Profile picture of the author Joe Russell
          LOL...I was thinking the same thing Steven.

          Michael, being a cheapo as well I wouldn't mind knowing how to do this for my home PC's. I think I paid nearly $1000 for just a couple hours of back up power.

          I was going to ask Kevin the specs for his hamster run UPS but I felt that maybe it would be too technical for me to understand.


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    • Profile picture of the author Peter Bestel
      I did have a UPS but the tablets worked a treat on it.

      Serious answer:

      I've had a UPS since a storm took out a previous PC - lesson learned!! It's not just power outages you've got to be careful of though as surges can do even more damage. There's also brownouts which require change of clothing I believe.

      I find it more difficult to protect the phone line / routers. I've been through three of the things. I've found the only real way to prevent damage is to unplug the cable when a storm's forecast. Unless of course, you know better?

      Peter
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe721
    I live in Athens - frequent short lived power cuts, so yes, UPS is essential. I don't get 30mins though, about 3, but its enough to power down with.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tirmizi
      We here in Pakistan are going through "Electricity shortage" on daily basis we get an outage of 3 hrs or more ... so having a UPS seems to be the only choice .... I've got one for home and one for office ....

      I wonder if similar situation is faced at any other part of the world :-(




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      • Profile picture of the author Joe721
        Originally Posted by Tirmizi View Post

        We here in Pakistan are going through "Electricity shortage" on daily basis we get an outage of 3 hrs or more ... so having a UPS seems to be the only choice .... I've got one for home and one for office ....

        I wonder if similar situation is faced at any other part of the world :-(




        Tirmizi
        Yes, at the start of the summer here the power company went on strike and we had the management deciding on their own 'initiative' to cut the power in different parts of the city at random for 8 hours at a time. The idea, get this, was to avoid power cuts caused by overload. In fact, as it was discovered, the management simply did this to try to make the workforce look bad. Legal proceedings followed...
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Ames
    Agreed. I have a UPS and it has saved my computer a few times already. The power around me goes out, but the computer doesn't even skip a beat.

    For backup I've started using Carbonite online backup. It seems to work well for $49 a year. In the past I had a seperate detached hard drive for backups, but I had to remember to set it up and back it up. Carbonite automatically keeps everything backed up for me.

    For websites I use Navicat to backup my MySql databases each night automatically. Periodically I'll back up all the files for the site as well. That's the only part I don't have automated.

    Backing up my sites has also saved me. I was hacked several times and was able to restore the site in minutes. The ISP didn't have a backup.
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    • Profile picture of the author Anup Mahajan
      I have a UPS .. It has saved my computer and my work many times..

      When I bought my first PC I didn't buy a UPS with it... The power fluctuations screwed up my hard disk and it crashed....

      I learned my lesson the hard way....

      Cheers,
      Anup
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