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A few tips on picking a UPS for your Mac
Authored by: TrumpetPower! on Dec 13, '05 11:39:36AM

The only power conditioners I'm aware of come built into UPS units. That's the one-and-only reason I had my parents get a UPS.

That, combined with SafeSleep, means that they're unlikely to ever again notice any of the myriad problems they've had in the past with the poor-quality power they get.

Read the earlier comments in this thread for why you don't get power conditioners without batteries, but the short answer is that, if power dips, you have to make it up from somewhere. I suppose you could use a capacitor...but any such thing that'd get you more than a second or two of protection is likely to be just as expensive and difficult to engineer as an honest-to-goodness battery.

Cheers,

b&



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