Re: power strip into UPS ?
|Originally posted by Badtz
If you have a UPS [for cpu] and you have a lot of other additional accessories [subwoofer, speakers, monitor, etc.] that you don't want to neccessarily plug into the ups, can you attach a power strip into one of the ports on the UPS & plug the devices into the power strip? Is it harmful, or bad, to do it this way?
1) Never plug a surge suppressor into a ups, or a power strip WITH surge suppression. The waveform of the UPS on battery power can, well. Don't do it. Use a power strip without any filtration or surge suppression out of a UPS. They are cheaper, anyway.
2) Some devices, especially pure analog, may not like the output waveform of a UPS on battery power. Like an audio amp. Live the UPS for most digital devices, Like computers and accessories.
3)Don't overload a UPS. A big UPS cost mucho $$$$. Too much of a load will cause the UPS to turn off, defeating the purpose, or perhaps damaging the UPS.
I use three UPS's. One for my computer stuff. One for my modem and router, one for my TiVo (digital video recorder, basically a computer for tv).
ALL electronics in my house are on surge suppressors. My living room electronices go through a Brickwall Series Mode Surge Suppressor/filter and then regular shunt mode strips.