Originally Posted by rlpiii
I have experimented with a few of the little APCs for my office system, and they did not last very long. I think after the 3rd or 4th power outage at my house (~ 6 month time frame), they died. I would definitely look into a UPS made for HT application before trying an APC for computer stuff.
If you want a great bargain, go to the APC Refurb web site and buy the 1400's which provide a little over 10 amps of backup power and excellent line stabilization and good filtration. If you do connect more than 6 to 7 amps of total draw to it. (Remember if using a audio amplifier connected to it or any other device that has a non-constant current draw, use the maximum current draw figure for the device to determine the load)
The little ones fail usually because, to use a expression, you are over-amp-ing them??