How to Properly Choose & Use a UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply)

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In this video I explain how to choose an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) to protect your computer and other electronically sensitive devices from damage due to storms or neighbors who like to play with circuit breakers. I go over what to plug into and what to avoid plugging into an UPS. Additionally I use a web calculator that is designed to assist people in choosing the correct UPS based on the equipment’s power requirement.

Additional Resources:

APC product selector: http://www.apc.com/tools/ups_selector/

Tripp Lite product selector: http://www.tripplite.com/en/products/selectors/ups/index.cfm

50 Comments

  1. Yessey Araneta on March 3, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    I wish i am techie or can easily understand stuffs like this😅

  2. Yessey Araneta on March 3, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    I wish i am techie or can easily understand stuffs like this😅

  3. Maddy Muhat on March 3, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    If i have 650w psu 80+ bronze, should I get atleast 1040va UPS? And also is getting simulated type enough or I really need the puresinewave? Please reply. Thanks

  4. RB Inc on March 3, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    ok, now… what’s a wot?

  5. Betonoszlop on March 3, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    Super informative and useful vid thanks

  6. Sachin T on March 3, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    i bought numeric 600 ups .I have 27 inch monitor;6gb 1660;550w smps ;ryzen 5 3600;16 gb ram;b450 tomohawk motherboard.I charged ups for 2 days.Suddenly when power is gone high sound came from ups and within 5 second entire pc turned off.What is reason.Should i need 1kva ups? pls help

  7. Joyce Marie on March 3, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    am i the only one thinking how cute he is while watching the whole time? 😀

  8. Mustafa Hancer on March 3, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    Hello. Can I put UPS on my desk?
    Is it dangerous for me?

  9. ΝΙΚΟΛΑΟΣ ΝΤΟΥΡΟΥΤΛΗΣ on March 3, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    I know a person that could have kill for the fucking coffee

  10. Eric Draven on March 3, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    Coffee taste like ass.. I cant understand why anyone would drink that nasty shit anyway.

  11. Giovanni Maglente on March 3, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    Which is the best practice for the UPS after the connected computer is shut down?

    1) Turn off the UPS but let the UPS still plugged to main outlet (keep charging the battery)

    2) Turn off the UPS and also disconnect it from main outlet (the battery would discharge slowly in this state)

    3) Let the UPS keep turned on.

  12. Sasuke Uchiha on March 3, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    For how long the ups 1000 would last powering up a : laptop, two monitors, and a router??

  13. DeLaRafi on March 3, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    "Dont plug ur vacuum in this" LOL!!!!!

  14. Allan Amisola on March 3, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    coffee is not important. i tell you that

  15. Irishpac22 on March 3, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    Can anyone help me with this, I am really worried.
    I know the battery of my ups is fully charged, but it’s warm to hot, it is plugged in and turned off. is this normal? apc bx650li-ms

  16. Dam Son on March 3, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    is it okay to turn off my ups then just leave it plugged in from the outlet or just leave it on the whole time?

  17. TheChrisnextel on March 3, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    Should I be unplugging my UPS when not in use? I have mine always plugged in and it gets warm (even when not in use).

  18. Ibrahim Saba on March 3, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    I have core i7 and I 650 va best one china and ddr4 8gb ram is it right?

  19. Ekta Chakraborty on March 3, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    I use coolar master 550 SMPS
    Can you suggest me which ups is good for me?

  20. GovSchnitzel on March 3, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    I hate your neighbors

  21. Alberto Marcelloni on March 3, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    This guy clearly has beef with his neighbour

  22. Stv Prod on March 3, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    Fun man i like him

  23. Mantikal on March 3, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    Should my sister plug in her vibrating "little best friend"?

  24. ΝΙΚΟΛΑΟΣ ΝΤΟΥΡΟΥΤΛΗΣ on March 3, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    Man recently i bought a new UPS and out of the box when i plugged in smelled bad and i put it in the garage in testing unplugged mode without any device on it. I hope the smell will stop tomorrow. Do you know what is cause of this problem. An acid or plastic smell.

  25. LionBraveHeart Gaming on March 3, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    Doesn’t your circuit breaker regulate the power surge?

  26. RR team Republic Channel on March 3, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    can i use it on My 60 inch Smart tv?

  27. Richard Opoku on March 3, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    Java UI are so unique and yet not so beautiful to the eye. Great review by the way.

  28. Clark Henderson on March 3, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    A UPS and battery back-up are not the same. A true UPS supplies power continuously, the battery backup units you described ONLY supply power when power fails. The difference can be major depending on the application. In most home applications a back-ups does a good job, if the application is critical a UPS is preferred. This is an excellent video for selecting a backups.

  29. Regine Rhey on March 3, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Does this guy know he’s cute and funny? 🤣 I learned and had fun watching this. Thank you.

  30. JC GLOBAL on March 3, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    its Uninterruptible Power Supply not "Uninterrupted"

  31. Jay Farinacci-Fontecha on March 3, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    Question I own an APC Back-UPS Pro 1100 (BP1100). I just replaced the battery but after assembling the unit back I turned it on, the green LED turns on first blinks 36 times the goes off, at the same time I get a solid amber LED, beeping 4 times (5 times with a 30 secs interval). What can I do???

  32. viciouz25 on March 3, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Thanks for the video. This might be an older video however, it’s still educational and informative. Looking around for 220-230V UPS and it isn’t common, Can you provide any link. The reason is that i want to sent it to overseas where they use 220-230V. Any ideas?

  33. Daniel on March 3, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    nice

  34. Sealof TheLiving on March 3, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    APC is not good UPS. Most of the problem is their battery it won’t last. Specially if you use for CCTV for 24hrs use the battery will over charge. Way back 1997 Maxwell UPS is good brand. I don’t know if they are still today. I am looking on that brand but nothing. Nowhere to be found

  35. G P on March 3, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    Dan, can you recommend any UPS which can power a setup with 400-500W power draw and make NO noise while the power is on?
    Thanks!

  36. Hanzz on March 3, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    "for the last time, Carl….COFFEE IS NOT IMPORTANT!!!"

  37. Batman on March 3, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    What about a mid-tier gaming laptop?

  38. Christian Ian Tortogo on March 3, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    do i still have to use an avr if my avr has avr that says true full avr(3 steps)

  39. KoolKatBeatz on March 3, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    this an online or an offline UPS? i need one that will clean up the hum to my studio

  40. Fox Rivers on March 3, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    "Coffee is not that important" and "Don’t plug in a vacuum cleaner".

  41. John Lupo on March 3, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    STOP STARTING SENTENCES WITH THE WORD "SO"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  42. AkG Miscellaneous Zone on March 3, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    heyo people, seeing the comments three years old

  43. Jon Smith on March 3, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    Coffee’s for closers.

  44. LonelyNowCozy on March 3, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    Thanks homie!

  45. Noah Mullins on March 3, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    No! My coffee maker must be protected. My coffee cannot be interrupted by a brownout under and circumstances!

  46. noeleen falkner on March 3, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    Hi power went out and on again power back up for computer is on fan is going is this normal? I am in New Zealand thanks for any answers

  47. b dm on March 3, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    informative and entertaining – thanks!

  48. Steven Alhedek on March 3, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    i had unpacked an intex ups 600va that was stored and this goes back to highschool days but i want to use it right now even though its not that much but still it will help me save work during an interruption or surge. but as i plug it in its not lighting up i know i will have to charge this for a long time before starting to use due to long storage and to sort of awaken the battery inside the ups right? but how should i know that this one is charging ior just dead and plugged as there is no lights as i plug it in. (theres no pc and monitor connected to it yet) 3 lgihts are backup, normal and standby and theres a power button. iudid not click anything.. should i power it on right after plugging to the socket to see what lights will i have or just plug and leave it plugged for about 12-24 hours before trying to turbn on? even though im not sure if its charging or dead already? because its old but im pretty sure it was working before it was stored years and years ago. Also one more thing i checked the fuse its intact but its kinda grayish inside like theres a metal sand inside./.. but its not blown up or something… cause i have 3 things in mind,,,, If its not broken dead, then it must be the fuse??? (not sure how to check fuse but this one is old but not blown up) or just need to plug and leave to re awaken the battery life… hey!!! i said alot of things here sorry … hoping for some rescue out there guys all over the world… spread that knowledge you have there buddy 😉 Godbless thankls in advanced

  49. App Actualizadas on March 3, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    Nice video

  50. Rakend Raj on March 3, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    thanks, bro

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