UPS for FreeBSD

Darren Pilgrim list_freebsd at
Fri Nov 28 17:44:18 UTC 2014

On 11/28/2014 7:55 AM, Paul Pathiakis via freebsd-questions wrote:
>> A 750VA or 1000VA SmartUPS can be had for around $250, and every now
>> and the big box stores and Walmart carry them for around $300.  Not
>> too bad considering what you get.
> Again, these UPSes are not double sine wave, they are stepped.

You're confusing the SmartUPS SC series with real SmartUPS.  We can 
blame APC for co-opting their own brand.  The SmartUPS SC series is just 
rebadged BackUPS units.

> You can
> get one for cheap, but, again, how much value do you place on your
> server and the information it has?  If you're looking at APC, you have
> to look at their 'server class' UPS.  They start (I think) at 1500VA and
> about $850.

SmartUPS SMT750, 750VA, sine output.  Available for about $250 online or 
about $300 B&M.

> Also, someone mentioned Eaton, I've had several.  The story with each of
> them is bad.  The electronics failed in each instance and Eaton was not
> helpful at all.  They told me they would send a 'technician' for $175/hr
> to just diagnose the problem.  No thanks....

Negativity bias.  Please keep this thread limited to factual information.

 > As I said, the Opti-UPS I
> got was cheap... 2000VA 1400W and was $900 shipped to me.

You'll need to be more specific.  Opti-UPS makes both stepped and sine 

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