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Old 08-06-2019, 05:11 AM
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I have an APC backup and it is very busy in the summer dealing with brownouts, and momentary power outages (when there are lightening storms and everyone is running their air conditioner), which it prevents from getting through to my PC, and hopefully prolonging its life and protecting the data I have on its HDs. I think that is the biggest value of an APC is being a power conditioner.

You might also consider an inexpensive laptop hooked up to your monitor and both plugged in through a decent quality surge protector. The laptop will keep running through power outages and brown outs, and the surge protector should keep them from getting fried by a power spike, though the monitor will go down during a severe brown out or total power outage.I learned the hard way that it is a good idea to use surge protectors with all my electronics.
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Old 08-06-2019, 06:51 AM
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I use Shop Computers & Electronics | TigerDirect.com for a lot of purchases.
They have a number of physical stores...but mail order has been flawless in the past.

APC BR700G Power Saving Back-UPS Pro 700 Battery Backup - 420 Watts, 700 VA, Input 120V, Output 120V at TigerDirect.com

Best deals are on amazon though.
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Old 08-06-2019, 09:35 AM
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The more expensive ones have power conditioning. The one without power conditioning will be square wave output (like many cheaper DC to AC converters) and will have some noise on it. This should not be an issue for the PC since the PSU is switching power supply. For the older CRT's and linear power supplies, this might be an issue.
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Old 08-06-2019, 01:03 PM
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Thanks to everyone for the information and references. Now the hard part, making up my mind.
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