Sunday, January 28, 2007

Ode to my UPS

Well this week I got a shock when my UPS died. It was a Fortress 1425 that I have had for several years. I only needed to replace the batteries once. Since I only have a laptop connected to it whereas before I had two tower case computers on it I decided on a smaller APC 1200 from CompuUSA.

One thing I did find out is that you should let the UPS charge up before you turn on the computer. Our circuit almost failed under the load of charging the ups and my laptop going (and my wife's computer which is on the same circuit).