what kind of UPS will work best?
bitabyss at gmail.com
Mon Oct 8 18:40:50 PDT 2007
Gary Kline wrote:
> Outstanding; thanks++ for the URL for the watt/amp/volt/Hz/VA
> meter. I just ordred one. Also for the ups_selector page.
Glad to help. When you're experimenting with the meter, remember that
for many devices you need to plug it in for a couple days to average out
the load. Like a refrigerator, where the defrost only kicks in every
few days. No so big a deal on computers, but you'll still get more
accurate numbers. I saw one online review of the thing where the author
was testing devices for less than an hour at a time, which is NOT going
to give any accurate results.
Some of my discoveries: CRTs that don't go into low power mode suck
obscene amounts of power. Refrigerators aren't as bad a you might
think. Most the draw in a residence is the HVAC.
I'll send you (off list) a spreadsheet I was using to track stuff.
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