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Desktop battery?

#1mizukage2Posted 9/1/2013 8:47:30 PM
Someone once mentioned to me that it was possible to put a battery in a desktop computer so that it wouldn't shut off if the power flickered and would give you time to save your work and shut it down normally if a full blown blackout occurred. Was there any truth to this or were they just messing with me?
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I mean, i never see the right bash the left on anything because the blame game causes more issues than anything-Josh
#2m0986-8Posted 9/1/2013 8:51:35 PM
Battery backups are what I use. They are outside the desktop and keep it from turning off during an outage
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#3ShubPosted 9/1/2013 8:52:23 PM
It's true, except it doesn't go IN your desktop. It's a big heavy box with a large battery in it that you connect to your wall outlet and it typically has several outlets of its own that you connect your computer and monitor to. It's called a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply).
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#4mizukage2(Topic Creator)Posted 9/1/2013 8:56:52 PM
Shub posted...
It's true, except it doesn't go IN your desktop. It's a big heavy box with a large battery in it that you connect to your wall outlet and it typically has several outlets of its own that you connect your computer and monitor to. It's called a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply).


Cool, do they sell those at Newegg?
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I mean, i never see the right bash the left on anything because the blame game causes more issues than anything-Josh
#5ShubPosted 9/1/2013 8:58:54 PM
Sure they do. They're not hard to find. Good brands include APC and Cyberpower. I would imagine Tripp-Lite is OK as well but I have no experience with their UPS. Outside of those three, tread with caution.
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-To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women.
#6mizukage2(Topic Creator)Posted 9/1/2013 9:03:25 PM
Cool, thanks.
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I mean, i never see the right bash the left on anything because the blame game causes more issues than anything-Josh