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Reddit reviews on CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD PFC Sinewave UPS System, 1500VA/1000W, 12 Outlets, AVR, Mini Tower

Sentiment score: 45
Reddit mentions: 120

We found 120 Reddit mentions of CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD PFC Sinewave UPS System, 1500VA/1000W, 12 Outlets, AVR, Mini Tower. Here are the top ones.

1500VA/1000W PFC Sine Wave Battery Backup Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) System - designed to support active PFC and conventional power supplies12 NEMA 5-15R Outlets: Six battery backup & surge protected outlets, six surge protected outlets safeguard servers, workstations, network devices, and telecom equipment. Two USB charge ports (one Type-A and one Type-C) power portable devices such as mobile phones and tablets, even during a utility power failureMultifunction LCD Panel with Color Display: Displays immediate, detailed information on the UPS battery and power conditions. The color display quickly alerts users to potential problems before they can affect critical equipment and cause downtime. Screen tilts up to 22 degrees for easy viewingAutomatic Voltage Regulation (AVR): Corrects minor power fluctuations without switching to battery power, thereby extending the life of the battery3-YEAR WARRANTY INCLUDING THE BATTERY; $500,000 Connected Equipment Guarantee and FREE PowerPanel Personal Edition Management Software (Download)

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Found 120 comments on CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD PFC Sinewave UPS System, 1500VA/1000W, 12 Outlets, AVR, Mini Tower:

u/Blindman213 · 22 pointsr/pcmasterrace

That's not a UPS. UPS is Uninterruptible Power Supply. Essentially a surge protector with a battery that, assuming it doesnt trip/blow due to an electrical surge, can keep you PC running for a few minutes so you can do a clean shutdown and clean you normal power so your components last longer.

This is the one I use. It is the cheapest SINEWAVE UPS you can get (long story short, pure sinewave is better for your components). If you just want a cheap backup, this one is also good.

As a side note before i get spammed, yes I know the one I use isn't a true sinewave, but is infact many, many rapid steps that for all intents and purposes creates a sinewave.

u/Computermaster · 20 pointsr/buildapc

Remember, a UPS isn't meant to be a backup power supply. It's only meant to keep your system going long enough for you to do a proper shutdown.

Unless you're doing something insane like a server board with dual CPUs or quad-SLI, this one will be more than sufficient:

CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD PFC Sinewave UPS System, 1500VA/900W, 10 Outlets, AVR, Mini-Tower https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00429N19W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_0E0kDbGYW8M3X

u/MortySeinfeld_ · 8 pointsr/GNV

Enjoyed 7 days without power (and therefore Internet) after Irma, and that's why I now have one of these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00429N19W

u/Emerald_Flame · 8 pointsr/buildapc

For computers, I recommend either of these units (or their lower wattage siblings where appropriate):

  • APC BR1500MS
  • CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD

    For networking equipment, something much lower end like the APC BE600M1 would be fine.

    > Bonus points: simulated sine vs true sine; marketing gimmick or worthy investment?

    Depends on the use case. For nearly any modern computer, you'll want true sine wave. Stepped waved UPSes often cause issues with modern 80+ certified PSUs which use Active PFC.

    For other devices that don't have Active PFC PSUs, or just aren't all that sensitive, stepped wave is fine. Things like networking equipment, phone chargers, etc are fine on stepped wave.
u/Zncon · 8 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Here's one on the higher end for personal computers.https://www.amazon.com/CyberPower-CP1500PFCLCD-Sinewave-Outlets-Mini-Tower/dp/B00429N19W

I run two at home for my desktop and media server, and a few dozen at work for the more critical user desktops.

Their price right now is just dumb, but if you watch sales I've seen them go for $120.

u/StinkyTurd89 · 8 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I have this 1 a bit pricey but going on 4 years now it's likely due for a new battery soon it's still working like a champ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD PFC Sinewave UPS System, 1500VA/900W, 10 Outlets, AVR, Mini-Tower https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00429N19W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_evHzDbX6ZCYSE

u/AdamWe · 7 pointsr/homelab

FYI, Amazon has CyberPower's 1500VA PFC Sinewave UPS (CP1500PFCLCD) on sale in both USA and Canada for $119.95 US or $155.99 CAD.

Amazon.com page

Amazon.ca page

I've been tracking the Canadian price at about $270 - 299 the past few weeks, but the lowest I've seen in for is $149.99 CAD in previous Black Friday deals.

u/g1mike · 6 pointsr/amazon

CyberPower CP1500AVRLCD

Edit: Linked the wrong model. I actually have the PFC model. It has saved my work and equipment from loss so many times.

I have my router and modem on it too. When the power goes out, my WiFi light shines bright.

u/SweetBearCub · 6 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I read your title and thought, "Hey, I'm waiting on my UPS too", then I realized we weren't talking about the same UPS.

I meant my CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD PFC Sinewave UPS 1500VA 900W, MSRP of $260, snapped up for $130 when I saw it.

u/Queen_Combat · 6 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Absolutely. A standard UPS has special types of resistors and capacitors that either shunt large spikes (like from a lightning strike) to the ground pin, or self-sacrifice (blow themselves up) to take the brunt of the same. The regular wall AC voltage and frequency is still passed straight through. These sacrificial surge protection components only work when it's a HUGE spike.

The spikes caused by the collapsing magnetic field from the motor winding are small enough and last a short enough time (literally a snap, like a spark plug in a car) that a UPS doesn't "catch" them. The only type of UPS that would eliminate them are things like a pure sine wave UPS, where it takes the AC wall voltage, puts it through an isolation transformer and/or converts it to DC, and then re-converts that DC to AC. With those, you are effectively always running off of the battery, it just so happens the wall AC is also being used to charge the battery at the same time. Very rare in consumer equipment and fairly expensive.

Quick-ish explanation of isolation transformers: a regular transformer steps up or down AC voltages by having two wraps of wire wound around each other. The amount of voltage spike/drop is proportional to the number of wraps. If you have a transformer with an input winding of one wrap, and an output winding of ten wraps, you will get a 10x step up in voltage. 120V goes in, 1200V comes out. The input winding creates a magnetic field, and the output winding winds around that magnetic field, picking it up and creating an AC voltage. The reverse is also true: put 120v into the 10x winding, and 12V would come out of the 1x winding.

An isolation transformer is just an even number of windings on either side. For example, say 20 and 20. 120V goes in, 120V comes out, but there's no physical connection between the two. The electricity gets converted to a magnetic field, then back into electricity. Think of it kind of like a bungee cord in the middle of a rope.

The tiny, high-voltage spike from the bathroom fan wouldn't be able to affect that magnetic field in the isolation transformer (or, comparatively, not able to affect it as much), kind of like pulling that rope with the bungee cable in the middle. The elastic bungee would "smooth out" any small bumps or pulls from being felt at the other end of the rope, relatively.

I also still have a touch lamp. Somewhere...

u/HMKS · 5 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

Morning everyone!
Every once in a while I like to come in here and ask what everyone's thinking of buying.
Nice to get an idea about things that I might be interested in grabbing or something that I should get for some peace of mind.
Earlier this week, my CyberPower UPS arrived in the mail (delivered by UPS. Coincidence? I think not!) and I can rest easy now. We've had some power surges, brownouts and blackouts recently.

u/puppystomper305 · 5 pointsr/unRAID

I used a kill-a-watt to see what my power draw was. Then I made the calculations from the wattage draw. There are online calculators that can help. With the ups I bought I can get about 45 mins of uptime with an outage.

This is what I got.
CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD PFC Sinewave UPS System, 1500VA/900W, 10 Outlets, AVR, Mini-Tower https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00429N19W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_uQYAR1HA6GHqI

u/icemerc · 5 pointsr/homelab

Found 2 deals on pure sine wave cyberpower UPS

Newegg - Cyberpower GX1325U 1325VA 810W - $110

Amazon - CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD 1500VA 900W - $130

Edit: B&H Photo has the CP1500PFCLCD for the same price as Amazon.

u/cwasher · 5 pointsr/HomeServer

Cyber Monday deal... CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD PFC Sinewave UPS 1500VA 900W PFC Compatible Mini-Tower https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00429N19W

u/eegras · 5 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I own two of these. One for my PC and one for my networking hardware. Barely powers my PC ( I pull ~600W while gaming ), but gives like, 5-25 minutes of battery power. Auto shutdown too.

u/zax9 · 5 pointsr/buildapc

Right now, at about 40% load, my "gaming PC" (plus primary monitor, an LG 34-inch ultrawide, my fiber modem, my router, my wifi access point and my Drobo NAS) is drawing a total of 387 watts per the control panel on my Cyberpower CP1500PFCLCD UPS ($200 at Amazon).

At this level of power draw, the UPS control panel projects 14 minutes of runtime. Keep in mind that flashing the BIOS is not a CPU-intensive process and the total power draw will be even lower during that procedure.

u/stilljustacatinacage · 4 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

Holy frick that is so much cheaper than the Cyberpower one I was going to buy (two of!) from Amazon.


Edit: Oh, it's cheaper because, despite APC's claims of PFC compatibility, it's a stepped sinewave output. Rip. Thanks anyway!

u/Y0tsuya · 4 pointsr/techsupport

Just read your update. The BN600G is what we call a bottom-of-the-barrel UPS. It's just a simple switch-over UPS with surge protection. No filtering or AVR. It won't help you much at all if your house is suffering from poor-quality power. You COULD do what others have said and just try to power your PC using the UPS, but that el-cheapo UPS outputs square wave instead of sine-wave and newer PC PSUs don't like that one bit.

Step up to a better quality UPS like the Cyberpower CP850PFCLCD. You can get higher-powered models for a bit more. This series does AVR and outputs sine-wave that won't stress PC PSUs.

u/concussion962 · 4 pointsr/homelab

I have the "Executive" model personally. The servers are on the bottom shelf (but I need to do something to make getting into the r510 easier since its the bottom of the two), the printer on the top, and the UPS sitting on the side in the closet in my office. Honestly, the loudest thing in the closet is a tossup between the UPS and the printer...

u/meauwschwitz · 4 pointsr/homelab

The cyberpower PFC line work pretty well, but run between $130 and $200.

Amazon Smile Link

u/JohnAV1989 · 4 pointsr/PleX

This is what I use and highly recommend. It's pure sine wave, cheaper than an APC and includes a super simple utility for configuring automatic shutdown. I had a simulated sine wave prior to this and although it worked my psu made a lot of awful noises when running of the battery so I'd urge you to spend the few extra bucks to get pure sine.


The cli utility also provides lots of good info like remaining battery percentage, remaining runtime, and power draw. I found a nagios plugin for it and now I've got the data graphing in grafana so I can see how much power my server is drawing and average cost/year to run it. That part was just for fun of course but gives you an idea of how useful the utility is.

u/Jessie_James · 4 pointsr/homeowners

Bummer. Here's another one.

The basic idea is you need a sine wave UPS to run motors, etc. There may be other ones that cost less, BTW, that was just the first one I found.

If you really want to get crazy, you can buy inverters that connect to 12v car batteries. I used to have one of these hooked up to 4 car batteries to run a small server farm. That thing would run for over a day, full load. Just be sure you get deep cycle batteries.

u/Droid126 · 4 pointsr/DataHoarder

I use this cyberpower ups
I've configured my main pc to just shut down on power loss. which takes about 15 seconds. I tried to see how long it would run on battery, it ran about 40 mins. it runs my modem and router for about 2 hours. Mostly it just smooths out the power for me because the grid where I live is iffy. and it registers roughly 5-8 events per day. and Ive had it for almost a year and its still great.

u/gizm770o · 4 pointsr/livesound

I prefer CyberPower over APC.

I have this one (http://www.amazon.com/CyberPower-CP1500PFCLCD-Sinewave-Compatible-Mini-Tower/dp/B00429N19W/ref=pd_sim_e_12?ie=UTF8&refRID=0GEVK7BJS39AB658HGJN) but it is available in a rackmount form factor as well. Super solid unit. Saved my ass more than once.

u/ClearBucket · 4 pointsr/AskNYC

Battery backups, I have about 6. I got them for protecting my electronics but they come in handy for times like these. Plug an low watt LED bulb lamp into one of the packs for light.


A Swiss army knife, cause you never know.


Food that can be heated with a camp stove, I got the camp stove, a small pot, and the food from REI. Not always needed it's there for emergency and camping. A long click lighter and the long lasting candle as backup. Most important water, I have a Berkey that holds ~3.5 gallons, it's for filtering but holds enough on days the water needs to be shut off for drinking.

Kind of makes me sound like a survival nut, haha, however, life has just brought me things for separate needs, works out.

u/Fritterbob · 3 pointsr/guns

I bought this UPS for my computer, I think it's a good idea to have one. It's actually on sale for a couple more hours for a really good price.

u/rtgibbons · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

Might want to check to make sure it's really the same model. This one is a Pure Sine Wave, not simulated, the equivalent VA at Costco is a 1400va/900w for $180

On amazon this equivalent model is selling for 179.99

If you are patient, Amazon has had the 1400va/900w on sale for $140.

Either way, this is still a good deal for a great UPS.

u/straighttoplaid · 3 pointsr/buildapc

If money isn't an object get a UPS with two features. First, it should be line interactive which allows it to filter minor fluctuations in power quality. This would be below the level of a surge that most surge protectors would catch. Second, get a PFC compatible one (sometimes called pure sine wave or other variants). Some power supplies are picky and don't like the "simulated sine wave" seen on many cheaper UPS. Your computer might work with a non-PFC compatible one, might not. You'd only know by trying it out, I chose just not to bother with it and got the PFC compatible one.

My experience has been with Cyberpower PFC units which haven't given me any problems.

u/wisconsin_born · 3 pointsr/homelab

Does your desktop have an efficient power supply? Most of the efficient desktop PSUs employ active PFC. If yours does, you will want a UPS that provides pure sine wave power in case of an outage.

The APC UPSs on sale do stepped sine wave approximation. It might work for efficient PSUs, I don't know. I do know that CyberPower has pure sine wave PSUs that eliminate the question, albeit at a higher price. For example: https://www.amazon.com/CyberPower-CP1500PFCLCD-Sinewave-Compatible-Mini-Tower/dp/B00429N19W

u/mayhempk1 · 3 pointsr/synology

I imagine something like this would last a few hours if your actual load is 28W.

u/TofuTofu · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Actually the unit I bought is divided, half out the outputs are line active, half are wall power. I run the power to my rig via the line active socket.

I live in a region where the power dips below 100 volts regularly, so believe me, I pay attention to these things.

u/Zarch91 · 3 pointsr/homelab

I have three of these : amazon!
and I am looking at getting one of these amazon2!

The room is on a 15 AMP circuit, and I am using about 2000 peak watts.

u/spx404 · 3 pointsr/homelab

I normally get Cyberpower PFC1500s. I have been super happy with them.

They go on sale all the time on Newegg and Amazon. You get get them for less than $180 when they are on sale.

u/Frammish · 2 pointsr/Vive

Found this in a review on Amazon. He says it better than me:


>Line-interactive - In the consumer world, there are three major types of UPS units: standby, line-interactive, and double conversion ("online"). Standby runs wall power straight to the device with minimal filtering unless it detects a major voltage change. Then it switches to battery. Line-interactive is the same, except with a filtering transformer between the wall and the device to handle most voltage variations. In an area with dirty power, line-interactive units won't cycle to battery power as often. With clean power, there's no practical difference between the two. Double-conversion means the battery always powers the device and wall power only charges the battery. The isolation is helpful for sensitive things, but less efficient because the wall power is perpetually converted from AC to DC and back to AC. The heavy-duty inverter this type requires also tends to increase cost and noise.

u/brendenc00k · 2 pointsr/homelab

I recently purchased CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD PFC Sinewave UPS 1500VA 900W for $80 less than what it's going for now during Black Friday, but it's been great. I have my home lab plugged into it. Basically a Ubiquiti EdgeRouter/HP 24 Port Switch/HP Proliant DL370 G6 and can get about 19mins of uptime.

For one of my remote offices I installed this Cyberpower OR1500PFCRT2U which is a 2U. Had to buy an additional network card which wasn't cheap.

u/TidusJames · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

> It will support my 1080ti 7700k rig and 27" monitor + my fiance's 1060 rig and monitor for about 10 minutes.

thats..... questionable.

as the one I got in December (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00429N19W/) Gives an uptime readout of only 7 minutes on my 2600k SLI 980ti. No monitors plugged into it. nothing else plugged into it. JUST my PC

u/Skyy8 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Anyone have thoughts on this UPS?


It has great reviews outside of Amazon and the specs are great, but based on other sites, it looks like the seller jacked up the price and then put it on sale so that the savings look bigger than they are.
I have a 650W PSU and an Acer X34 - will this do the job? Might throw my network peripherals on here too.

u/lostnprocrastination · 2 pointsr/headphones

If I plug in straight to my wall I can replicate the "tick" when lights or anything else go on and off, just like you are experiencing. I have anything electrical I care about hooked up to these guys and it completely removes any changes or fluctuations like that.


u/haggeant · 2 pointsr/homelab


This runs my r510, Synology DS 212j, hp 2530-24G, modem and AP (Average power consumption of 162Wh). An added bonus it works great with their free virtual appliance power management software and will safely shutdown my vm host in the event of an extended power outage.

Got it on sale for 137 5 months ago.

u/theWinterDojer · 2 pointsr/techsupport

There is a difference between surge protectors and a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply). Surge Protectors protect against excess power surge from your outlet, and a UPS will provide continuous power to your devices during outages as well as protect against surges.

For a UPS I'd recommend: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00429N19W/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/tenebris_spiritus · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I found the CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD PFC Sinewave UPS 1500VA 900W and bought it.

Thanks so much, really glad I posted.

u/mmm_dat_data · 2 pointsr/homelab

I currently have this in my amazon cart because im worried about active PFC on my PSUs in my computers... I'm also planning on using this on my ESXi box that it will be protecting

u/dotbat · 2 pointsr/sysadmin

You really want two UPS's. Even if you just need to spend another $200 or so to get a small one like this just for this server, do it. And make sure it's sine wave.

I had a rack of servers with redundant PSU's go down because the large/expensive UPS died one night. Learned that lesson.

u/Riekopo · 2 pointsr/xboxone

This is what I bought a couple years ago and it says 0 Watts are being used when my Xbox One is plugged into it and in Instant On mode.

u/kappatilgainz · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Can you brick your PC if the power goes out?

Theoretically you can corrupt Windows if you do not shut down correctly.


How serious?

You could lose all your data and possibly have to reinstall windows


How rare?

Very rare. I wouldn't stop playing if it was storming outside.


How do you avoid it?

Buy a Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)

It's like a battery backup for your PC and if you lose power, you won't even notice it! All have surge protection. Some even have software that can shut down your computer before the power on the UPS runs out. That will prevent windows from corrupting.


If you have a budget build, I wouldn't worry about it. If you have a nice gaming PC, I'd go for something like This CyberPower 1500VA UPS

u/wolfcry0 · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

Yeah it's probably too small for a gaming PC, if it does work it will be really heavily loaded.

I do have one on my system, this is the model.

Similar setup as your PC, i7-3770k, GTX 1080, 1 SSD, 3 HDD, 750W PSU. I also have my monitors on the UPS as well as my speaker system.

You would be fine with the 1000VA/600W version most likely. I only have the 1500VA because I got it on sale.

Given how much money is sitting in my PC setup I would rather have something I'm sure can handle the load well and has sinewave output.

u/enkrypt3d · 2 pointsr/Ubiquiti

U need 99.999% uptime! Lol luckily they aren't that expensive. Get the sine wave one tho. CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD PFC Sinewave UPS 1500VA 900W PFC Compatible Mini-Tower https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00429N19W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_TqVzgx2vRhEDK

u/binarymein · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I'm hardly an expert on the subject, but I just went through the same process...
I put together a Skylake build this month and I've already had the power go out once which really got me thinking.
So basically passive surge protectors (I've had a Belkin $40 thing for 5+ years) are good but having an Active Inline filtering UPS that can run your important hardware for a few minutes is a lot better. I looked into your EVGA PSU unit to see if is has PFC but can't find concrete evidence (it will be damaged/not work unless the UPS has "Pure Sine Wave" output). I think it's safe to say you should buy one with that capability for sure. The next thing to consider is the VA rating and more importantly the Wattage. I decided to look for at least 600W for my gaming PC so worst case scenario (Gaming + monitor + console) I have a few minutes to safely shut things down on battery. I found the CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD meets my needs (the lower power ones do as well but that model is currently on for $180 which is a reasonable sale price). There is also a similarly priced line by APC which is highly regarded (sorry no link)

The one I bought, for $178.98: http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00429N19W/ref=pe_386430_121528420_TE_dp_1
It's cheaper at CanadaComputers but not after shipping in my case: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/cyberpower-ups-cp1500pfclcd

u/oddworld19 · 2 pointsr/homelab

A couple grand???

Why not just use this? http://www.amazon.com/CyberPower-CP1500PFCLCD-Sinewave-Compatible-Mini-Tower/dp/B00429N19W

I have three of these. They're amazing. They work fine with the business / agent software.

u/JinkLeft · 2 pointsr/freenas

I currently have this:

Depending on if your psu has active PFC or not you might not need a pure sine wave psu. You might also not even need the 1500 version but this is pretty much the best bang for your buck in pure sine wave psu's I've found.

I did have a power loss without the upc once and my freenas installation started basically giving my plugins issues with their ips and I had to reinstall the plugins.

No other loss of data though.

Also others may chime in that have more experience than me.

u/TheHonestPolitician · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I got something similar to this, I can't verify if I have the same model but mine is 4 years old. I got it for $150 on sale.


u/webtroter · 2 pointsr/homelab

I am using this CP1500PFCLCD

u/ITXorBust · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Unless you're planning on running SLI 1080Tis and an 8 core overclocked CPU, you're fine with your PSU.


u/Curun · 2 pointsr/hometheater

Yea, but no.

Get one with pure sinewave output, active pfc compatibility.


I think I have the 1000 model for my receiver. Its MORE than enough. Has 65”TV+x2300w +gaming steam machine and hits about 300w blasting Doom2016.


u/IceCubicle99 · 2 pointsr/homelab

They usually say pure sine wave. They're also usually a little more expensive. Here are a couple examples:



u/iamajs · 2 pointsr/linuxquestions


I've got this UPS, its great. Their Power Panel software has a Linux version, I run it on my server.


You can usually find this particular UPS on sale for $150 shipped.. even at $200 I think its worth it.

u/nicking44 · 2 pointsr/techsupport

safe to say you're mostl likely SOL. it sounds like the drive is more or less dead. but some things you can test out

while in windows got to disk manamgent (start>"diskmgmt">click "yes"and see if the drive is view-able here. if it is, it means the drive is connected and windows need to reformat it. I believe going to a Linux you should be able to recover data on it, but I can't guarantee that, if this is the case I'll try to assist you on it. if not keep reading

if you boot into the bios (generally hitting F10 when booting) and see if the drive is viasable, windows might have issue.

You double check all cables right, made sure they were in tight?

if making the cables are all the way in and it's not view able in the bios then it's safe to say the drive is dead.

I'd recommend calling in a replacement from samsung, and investing in a UPS (do this either way), I'd recomand a cyberpowe ups (or somthing like this, as they are a pure sine wave, not emulated as other UPS are.

u/SpringerTheNerd · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I have had this one for about 4 years link

I liked it so much I recently got a second one for my entertainment center.

u/rhetorical_rapine · 2 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

I bought a "CyberPower CP1500AVRLCD 1500VA GreenPower AVR LCD UPS System" back in March 2009 from Canada Computers for $260

Then, I bought "1 of Set of 2 - CyberPower RB1280X2A 12V 9Ah Compatible - Replacement Battery by UPS Battery Center" in October 2017 from Amazon for $83 shipped to replace the initial batteries.

The unit + replacement batteries are still going strong and have protected me from so many power issues!

Just to be the only one in the neighbourhood with working WiFi during a power outage, it's 100% worth it.

With only modem + router, I can last easily 4 hours (longer outages are rarer, or I'll just go to bed and wake up with power). With my NAS, modem and router, I'm looking at about 2 hours of video streaming during a power outage. With my desktop, monitor, nas, modem, and router, I still have between 5 and 15 minutes of uptime depending on what I'm doing.

Actually, one time I got 16gb of DDR4 ram for $80 when it was going for $150+ because the seller wasn't using an UPS like this, had burnt his computer in a thunderstorm, and was selling his parts for his new build to afford replacement parts instead. So I can say that others not having UPS devices actually made me richer ;)

These days I'm actually looking to buy a 2nd unit, but in the higher end CP1500PFCLCD version for my more sensitive devices (I have a korean UW monitor with mild flicker issues).

I highly recommend using an UPS on all your electronics and computers!

u/gatorsss1981 · 2 pointsr/homedefense

Do you have any recommendations for specific items to purchase?

I see a ton of options for NVR's, Hikivision cameras, switches, etc.

I do have a spare UPS I can use. Will a CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD PFC Sinewave UPS 1500VA 900W be sufficient?

u/eviljolly · 2 pointsr/hardware

Just a note, you can get it much cheaper than the MSRP on that site.

I picked mine up retail for $209.

u/Moyai_Boyai_Core2Duo · 2 pointsr/buildapc

A decent motherboard for the 9900k that comes with the addons and whatnot I need cost north of $200, and I hear motherboards for the 3950x will be more because of the need for VRM cooling, apparently. (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00429N19W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_yE0kDb4B0P165) This little guy here protects around $8000 worth of stuff, and since there have been storms around here recently, to me, the peace of mind is worth the cost alone.

u/AndyPandyRu · 1 pointr/PleX

Omg...that's a ton of data lost. Were you able to get any of it back from memory of what was lost? I also suggest something like this for extra protection.

u/thetonyk123 · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

Only thing I ended up purchasing was the CyberPower 1500VA UPS for $130 with Amazon's Daily Deal. Really wanted the G900 for $75, but it was sold out by the time I saw it.

u/ValyrianSt33l · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

There's a really nice deal on Amazon currently so I just picked up the same unit you have. Can't go wrong with pure sine wave and higher VA/watts... Thanks for the recommendation!


u/dsatrbs · 1 pointr/synology

Yeah but if you hook the PFC series up to an oscilloscope it produces a pretty damn good sinewave.

Refer to this review: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/review/B00429N19W/R3RGWTY0YNR57C/ref=cm_cr_dp_mb_rvw_3?ie=UTF8&cursor=3

u/dlt123me · 1 pointr/synology

I do plan on getting a UPS in the next month or so. I'm looking at the CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD PFC Sinewave UPS System...




u/rigs19 · 1 pointr/techsupport

As far as I'm aware the only things that can cause a hard power cut are overheating, a bad psu, or a power fluctuation from the outlet. You say you're not overheating and the psu is good, could just be a coincidence that you're gaming while the power grid has a hiccup. Hard shutdown followed by immediately coming back on on its own is what I experienced due to grid fluctuations.

I'd definitely recommend everyone get a UPS with active correction and pure sine waveform output to protect the investment you made building your pc even if you're not having issues. The power grid is not at all stable in my area and my house has shitty wiring. I was having parts failures left and right before I figured out the cause and bought a UPS.

Here's the one I bought. It's cheap compared to the hardware that fried before I figured out the problem.

Over the course of 3 years I lost:

  • 2 PSUs
  • 3 hard drives
  • 2 GPUs

    I can't say for 100% sure that all of those failures were caused by the power situation but I haven't had a single part failure since getting my UPS in 2013.
u/Pacoboyd · 1 pointr/homelab

$119.95 - CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD PFC Sinewave UPS System, 1500VA/900W, 10 Outlets, AVR, Mini-Tower


Fantastic price on this Pure Sinewave UPS. Using this on my lab (picked it up full price) will be getting a second for my personal computer.

u/holyschmidt · 1 pointr/buildapc

One thing you can get is a UPS! Don't run a high end build without one!

u/SoCaliTrojan · 1 pointr/sysadmin

I'm not sure about the UPS, but mine does have a USB connection so that it can be managed on a computer (as well as notify the computer that it switched to backup power). I haven't really played with the feature yet, though.

Edit: My UPS in case you are curious: ups

The software for the UPS: ups software

It seems the software can do scheduled shutdowns and restarts, but they are not dependent on whether a site can be reached or not.

u/fbg00 · 1 pointr/techsupport

Be careful. The less expensive APC models provide a "stepped approximation to a sinewave". This may cause your particular hardware to reboot or not go on at all during a power failure. See this, for example: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19309661.aspx I have not tried it, but this looks like it could be an alternative if you find you need a pure sine wave: http://www.amazon.com/CyberPower-CP1500PFCLCD-Compatible-1500VA-Tower/dp/B00429N19W or http://www.jr.com/tripp-lite/pe/TRL_BC600SINE/

u/ameoba · 1 pointr/buildapc

First thing I found when googling "full wave UPS" was $180. It'll be cheaper than rewiring the apartment and protect you from shit outside your control.

u/FlabberBlasted · 1 pointr/electricians

That UPS outputs a modified sinewave which has a chance of not playing well with the power supply in OP's computer if it has active PFC (buzzing at best, refusing to work at all on UPS power at worst.)

I'd personally recommend this UPS from CyberPower which outputs an adaptive/simulated sinewave (as close to a pure sinewave as you can digitally get.) It's a few extra bucks but worth it, IMO.

As for runtime, it obviously depends on your load but my setup (4 monitors & a gaming rig) uses ~330 watts under general use (web browsing, video streaming, document editing, etc) and the UPS I linked above will run for 20 minutes before it shuts off. My server uses ~200 watts and will run for 30 minutes.

u/Silent_Gamerz · 1 pointr/electricians

Source please for diodes on boards? I'm not trying to call you out here, but I legitimately can't find an article discussing this anywhere, but my google-fu skills aren't the greatest.


Personal opinion, I suppose. Not daisy chaining to avoid a 1/2.5k possibility of being held liable for up to millions of dollars seems like a good idea to me.

What UPS device would you recommend then for a 750-900w need? Perhaps this?

u/_mutelight_ · 1 pointr/hometheater

I don't get brownouts, just power cuts and maybe a slight surge once or twice a year so I have my all my AVR equipment going through surge/power conditioners.

For my PC though, I have this which produces a sine wave and didn't break the bank.

>Even if UPS technology has improved, at what point would you justify the initial purchase cost plus energy useage to keep it running constantly?

There is very little incurred cost of having a UPS outside of the initial top off charge and then it trickle charges to keep the battery topped off.

u/TboneXXIV · 1 pointr/buildapc

Something like this should be adequate for the situation.

CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD PFC Sinewave UPS System, 1500VA/900W, 10 Outlets, AVR, Mini-Tower https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00429N19W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_F0sWCb8TXVSB9

u/WhatPlantsCrave · 1 pointr/battlestations

If you're looking for more plugs I like this model from Belkin. At a minimum/everything else go with these. Both have built in plug covers so little ones as well as animals and dirt will not get into the plugs.

As far as your UPS goes, that model is quite dated. That model and even new models usually do minimal surge protection. I like to have a good quality surge protector before the UPS and and then just put cheap power taps behind it. The UPS you have puts out what's known as a "square" wave while on battery. This can seriously harm audio amplifiers and newer active PFC computer power supplies. Some power supplies will just shutoff instead of accepting the battery power, others may self destruct, or it will just "seem fine" when you're actually shortening the life of the power supply...just depends upon the power supply.

As far as the life of the UPS you have, APC recommends changing batteries every 3-4 years. And the electronics are typically good for 5-8 years from what they say. However the electronics on these things can last a good bit longer. I would definitely see what the run time at your average load is with your current batteries. If it's enough for you, then I'd say stick with it till it dies...maybe put a UPS on both sides of it though in case the electronics in it go. Replacement batteries are pretty cheap if you use a 3rd party battery. If the linked above unit is the white tower model it requires battery kit RBC33.

If you decide a replacement would be better, I suggest this CyberPower model. I think it's the only thing I recommend from CyperPower. A very decent UPS for the price.

u/gorejaws · 1 pointr/buildapc

I just got an EVGA P2 1000W PSU and I'm looking to get a UPS for my new build.

Will my PSU be fine with a simulated (square) sine UPS? Or do I need a pure sine one?

Will this work?

Or do I need this?

They have the same capacity, they just differ in the output type.

u/lmm7425 · 1 pointr/pittsburgh


From what I've read, the sinewave models are better. But yes, you want to make sure you pay for enough coverage. Too little and it won't do its job.

No, you should not plug a surge protector into a UPS.

u/eqtitan · 1 pointr/homelab

I love this rack and for under $100 it's a damn steal. The hardware is dirt cheap and everything fits well in the rack. I only have about 8 of the 1u spacers in the back to sort the cables.

u/thrawn86 · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

this got me curious. my mk3 pulls close to 300 when heating, <50 to maintain and 50-150 during active printing (reasonable temps, 220/60).

consumer UPS are really designed more for safety and protection rather than outright runtime, which is why you always see them rated for load/VA and battery AH is not mentioned. That said, I have a Cyberpower 1500va pfc unit which has something like 200wh of battery capacity. so, probably less than an hour for a normal 3d printer.

u/tmitifmtaytji · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

If you have a power supply with APFC you may need this one instead:


Pure sine wave. Also has AVR.

Yes 900 watts should do fine.

u/5thvoice · 1 pointr/audiophile

I'm thinking about getting CyberPower's 1500VA UPS. Is the power output clean enough for audio electronics?

u/le_petit_dejeuner · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

UPS deals are live

1325VA pure sine wave: Newegg $110

1500VA pure sine wave: Amazon $130

u/PriceKnight · 1 pointr/bapcsalescanada

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u/Henshin_A_JoJo · 1 pointr/buildapc

you will need to look for a UPS that can support the amount of power you are utilizing. All standard UPS's come with multiple power outlets to support many things. So in theory, yes it can support what you need. Your just going to need to look for a higher wattage UPS.

I have personally been looking to pick up this UPS http://www.amazon.com/CyberPower-CP1500PFCLCD-Sinewave-Compatible-Mini-Tower/dp/B00429N19W

u/ManiacDC · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I'm asking about the wall outlet voltage. If you're in the US it's 115V (well, 110).

The higher the watts, the more equipment you can put on it.
The higher the Joules the better surge protection.
Some UPS's put out a sine wave on battery, some don't. A sine wave is needed for 100% compatibility, but many machines work fine when not on a sine wave.

Here's some examples below... of course there are much more expensive options too.

This one can output 900W, 1030J suppression (and it outputs a Sine wave):

This one can output 900W, 1500J suppression (It does NOT output a sine wave):

This one can do 865W, 354J (probably not a sine wave):

Also, based on your PC Part list, you could get use a 810W (1350VA) model too.

u/Epsilon748 · 1 pointr/buildapc

A UPS != surge protector. While they might have a limited surge protector inside them, they are typically limited Joule ratings compared to a real one. I've got one of these UPSs and if you notice the joule rating is only 1060. Even this super cheap Belkin surge suppressor is 3x that rating for surges. The above UPS is pure sine wave, meaning it has an inverter for the battery that most closely resembles pure AC power and is easiest on your downstream equipment. It's also got USB ports if you need it you can plug in the USB to have monitoring software on a server/desktop/whatever. You'll get decent uptime to shut everything down properly in a brown or blackout. Batteries in UPS do need replaced every few years. The monitoring software will warn you or you'll notice severe degradation in run time.

The problem is people assume the UPS protects against a lightning strike or serious surge and in reality it isn't meant to. You need a real surge suppressor. Ideally a whole home model at the point that power comes in to your home + these per outlet strips. In the enterprise world we run whole building or datacenter power conditioning/surge suppressors with in rack (or sometimes room size on a second rail) backup UPS to hold up the power while generators kick on.

If you search around there are places that say not to daisy chain like from APC but their reasoning is basically 1) we can't guarantee grounding, 2) our UPS is sufficient for surge suppressing, and 3) it may cut to battery more often (because if you overload the strip AND the UPS you'll get voltage droop). Others more reasonably recommend how it's done basically everywhere in practice.

My recommendation: Buy both of what I linked you, plus the UPS into the surge suppressor, and don't overload the power strip - use just the UPS outlets. Use a second wall outlet if you need it, but just be aware a lot of home circuits are 15A at 120V meaning 1800w MAX per circuit. Don't overload it or you'll be flipping the breaker on a lot.

u/kheszi · 1 pointr/videosurveillance

In order for the interface cable to work, the UPS manufacturer's software must be installed on the PC to communicate with the UPS over the cable. Not sure how this could be done on a NVR with embedded OS, unless it's a feature which has already been baked into the OS.

Without solving the problem, the way to mitigate against the majority of transient power failures might be to put the NVR on an isolated UPS to get the longest possible runtime before the battery expires. Consider the Cyberpower 1500VA/900W Sinewave for $199 with free shipping, and this is currently available on Prime Now for free same-day delivery (if available in your area):


u/MaresDoOrgasm · 1 pointr/homelab

400 watts, not minutes! This is what I got.


Everything in the picture in plugged into the UPS.

u/thestuffweknow · 1 pointr/homedefense

Agreed. This is good advice.

Look at something like this (or exactly this) for power backup:

CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD PFC... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00429N19W?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

u/lordderplythethird · 1 pointr/DIY

It really depends on how much power what you're plugging in uses, the UPS' battery size, and the reliability of the manufacturer.

I have a 1500VA 900W CyberPower UPS I got on Black Friday for $140. I have my media server, router, and a switch plugged into it, and it's enough to keep all of that running with no power for roughly 50 minutes.

If you're seriously considering getting an UPS, I'd first buy something like the Kill a Watt. Plug a power strip into it, with all the electronics you're considering having plugged into the UPS, and see how much power they're using combined.

The general rule of thumb is to shoot for 20-25% more power on your UPS to give a buffer and time on batteries. The more battery time you want, the more power you want.

I'm averaging between 100-180W with all my gear plugged into the UPS, but it's rated for 900W with a good battery, so I get a far longer time up on batteries than I would if I had only gotten a 250W UPS. Didn't need all that extra room, but that Black Friday deal was a complete steal, and to be honest, I'm lazy as hell and hate having to restart my server and all my scripts that run on it.

u/Diotima245 · 1 pointr/SleepApnea

You could get a APC UPS as a temporary power surge/power outage... generally most should work but due to conversion from AC to DC you won't get very efficient use of the battery. I personally have a Maxoak battery which is around $300 on Amazon but there are cheaper options out there... the Maxoak comes standard with 12v/15v/24v output and can go DC to DC using a single cable...rather than forcing you to buy a bulky $90 Resmed DC power brick.

For reference this is what I have my CPAP plugged into


If and when power ever cut out I might switch it over to my Maxoak CPAP battery as these types of units aren't good for going all night... but for temporary brief outages it suffices.

u/thatonesfwaccount · 1 pointr/learnpython

I highly recommend this UPS

CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD PFC Sinewave UPS System

You can get whatever capacity you need. They're rated in VA (Volt-Amps), which if you're familiar with Ohm's Law, is really a description of power. But it's important to note that that's power IN, not power out. Power out is 60% efficient on that UPS at 1500VA/900W. It's also important to note that this efficiency trade-off ONLY matters when power is being supplied from the battery of the UPS. Otherwise, power is passed through from the wall. I'm not sure if it's cleaned - I'd have to look at the UPS spec.

I've purchased two of these - one November 2016 and another November 2017. I got both of them for $120ish with holiday deals. I like getting the warranty, because these things sometimes fail. I've been really happy with the CyberPower - it's the best sine wave you'll get out of a consumer product. Mine are still running strong @ 1 & 2 years old, each.

u/BossFlight · 1 pointr/homelab

Cyber power UPS is great, not super enterprise grade but still great. Comes with easy to deploy OVA template for esxi to safely shutdown the machine. Also with web panel to configure shutdown parameters and calculated energy used. Tons of other stuff but those are some of my favorites. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00429N19W/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_e-BszbWD7CF3V

u/screwyluie · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

I mean something like this: https://www.amazon.com/CyberPower-CP1500PFCLCD-Sinewave-Compatible-Mini-Tower/dp/B00429N19W/

I'm not familiar with a torch heat attachment, but as long as it blows air hotter than a hair dryer and not a flame then it sounds like it'll work.

u/drashna · 1 pointr/homelab

I have a Cyberpower CP1500PFCLCD UPS. It shows the total pull on the UPS, but not per outlet. It is nice to see though.

But yeah, it's not exactly "cheap", but then again, it's not rack mounted, so it's not obscenely expensive either.

Also, totally worth having. Especially as I purchased mine after having a friend drive into the power poll outside my apartment and damaging some hardware because of it.

u/darrenphillipjones · 1 pointr/buildapc

If you're that worried about it, run a pure since battery backup.


This is the one I use. Sorry for the link, on my phone. Anyone who works off their home computer is a bit of a ninny for not having one. A single small power surge in the area can mean a fried computer or at minimum, lost time.

u/vapeducator · 1 pointr/InlandEmpire

My neighbors are frequently confused when their power is out but they still see my lights and TV on and they hear the audio playing.

I have several of these Uninterruptible Power Supplies. Sometimes they're on sale from as low as $100-120, with their regular prices from $150-200. This cheeper one uses a modified stepped-wave inverter that will work with most electronics, but this better one has a pure sinewave inverter output that will work for even the most sensitive medical equipment. You can use the CamelCamelCamel price checker plugin app for Amazon to watch for price drops.

If you build a few PCs and get a few SmartTVs that are highly power efficient, then you can have enough backup power for Internet, phone, cable TV and LED lighting for more hours than any recent power outage. I have an ultra low power 35W TDP PC and 4K TV for under 100 watts.

u/GunnyFreedom · 1 pointr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

You can get a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Source) cheap enough nowadays. That way you don't have to deal with concocting a deep cycle lead acid battery, trickle charger and an inverter. Or spend a little real coin and get 30 whole minutes of full-on computer use like nothing ever happened.

u/Dubstep_Hotdog · 1 pointr/techsupport

I'm wondering if the power thing is a coincidence but given your experience with using a different circuit think it should be probed
What power supply and CPU are in your rig?

I would also highly reccomend you get a line interactive UPS that will smooth over fluctuations in the power for you, eliminating much of the stress on your power supply.

Yes, they are expensive but they drastically reduce the stress on connected components thus increase their lifespan.

CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD PFC Sinewave UPS System, 1500VA/900W, 10 Outlets, AVR, Mini-Tower https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00429N19W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_xn30AbXS62C8Y

u/Cato_Keto_Cigars · 1 pointr/WhyWereTheyFilming

Everyone should have a Sinewave UPS System for their entertainment center. Crazy that ANYONE thinks surge protectors will last more than a single brownout.

example for the lazy: https://www.amazon.com/CyberPower-CP1500PFCLCD-Sinewave-Outlets-Mini-Tower/dp/B00429N19W/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=apc+pure+sine+wave+ups&qid=1563861823&s=electronics&sr=1-5

u/FearAndGonzo · 1 pointr/homeautomation

Depending what type of powersupply is in your HTPC and other devices, it might require a true sine wave. Here is a CyberPower that has it.

u/funkymonkey1002 · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

I highly recommend this unit: http://www.amazon.com/CyberPower-CP1500PFCLCD-Sinewave-Compatible-Mini-Tower/dp/B00429N19W

Fantastic unit. Pure sinewave, gives decent runtime and overhead so I can run all my stuff on it (monitors etc), has enough outlets. Nice lcd display that shows battery level, wattage etc. Has usb charging ports on it as well. Unfortunately the price is a bit high, but definitely worth it. There isn't really much under about 100-150 that will be suitable. I got lucky with mine, microcenter price matched it to a different APC unit they had been selling (which were sold as refurb, but turned out to be new old stock with completely shot 8+ year old batteries)

u/boxsterguy · 1 pointr/htpc

You can plug a power strip into a battery-backed UPS port and it will still be battery-backed. Just add up all of the watts you need and buy a UPS that can provide at least that much. It's probably not going to be that much. My router closet (pfsense router, wifi access point, raspberry pi) runs off of a little APC 550VA/330W UPS. Cable modem has its own battery pack because it's a comcast voice modem. I do have a cable amp in the closet, but I don't have it or my main switch connected to backup power because it's okay if those go offline for 10-15 seconds.

I have my FreeNAS and VM servers elsewhere running off a CyberPower 1500VA/900W UPS, and my whole home theater (HTPC, Xbone, Xbox 360, TV, AVR, subwoofer) run off of two older APC 1300VA/780W units that I had kicking around and bought new batteries for. I do have the HTPC and VM server connected to the UPSes for monitoring and self-testing, but I don't have them setup to take action when on battery power because I really only need them to last for 10-15s at a time. Long enough for my standby generator to spin up and switch from mains to generator power in the event of an outage.

Depending on how old your current UPS is, you might want to consider getting a replacement battery. You're really supposed to change them out every 3-4 years, though I made it to year 5 on mine. Which reminds me, I probably need to replace the battery in my 550 soon.

u/kramer314 · 1 pointr/buildapc

No, that's a simulated sine wave UPS. The equivalent pure sine wave UPS is $100CAD more: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00429N19W. Do you draw the full 750W from your PSU? If not, the 1000VA model is currently on sale for Prime Day.

u/3DXYZ · 1 pointr/buildapc

The most important component you can buy is an Uninterruptible Power Supply (battery backup). I recommend Cyberpower.