With a computer and 17" monitor connected to
the UPS, we unplugged it from the wall and watched it drain. The computer was
left idling with all power saving features disabled.
|Battery Life Test|
Belkin UPS 800VA
|40 min 37 sec|
lasts an amazing 40 min with a 17" monitor and a computer connected to it! If
you can't save or finish what you need in 40 min you're in trouble. The advertised
rating is 45min, so the test came very close which is good to see.
Overall we are very impressed with the Belkin Universal UPS 800VA, and the level of features Belkin
have managed to squeeze into what is essentially a battery. It is these features
which mean the difference between baby-sitting a computer during a power outage, or resting comfortably
with the knowledge that in the even of a power problem the UPS will
take care of things itself.
Of course for these measures to kick in the computer must be connected
to the unit, and this was the only place we experienced some problems. Occasionally the computer
would loose a connection to the UPS and thus lose the ability to monitor its status or
interact with it. This only happened twice though.
A good clean supply of electrical power is not going to
turn the heads of everyone, but for anyone who has lost that late night essay,
or work to a power outage you know how important a UPS
can be. Filtered power is more difficult to quantify since it is something we
can never really see first hand. It's hard to say that computer X crashed not
because of windows, but because of some problem with the power signal because we simply
never know in those cases.
With that in mind, and knowing that jitter and power
signal quality do vary, it is obviously better to remove those potential
problems from the equation so we are glad to the UPS also includes the AVR
system. With a $150,000 connected equipment warranty what more do you have to
say about Belkin and what they think of their own UPS! With real world backup time
of just over 40 minutes the Belkin Universal UPS 800VA offers enough to
whether the power blackout or save your files and then shut down. With surge suppression
for RJ11 phone or RJ45 Ethernet cables it removes the chances of surges damaging
modems or NIC cards through unforseen circumstances. For critical systems, or environments where power is
spotty, a UPS like the Belkin 800VA is a must have, and a good
investment in piece of mind.
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