[ATTACH=RIGHT]18455[/ATTACH]Today we look at an often forgotten and overlooked component of the PC ecosystem, the Uninterruptable Power System (UPS). In general UPS’s do not tend to get a lot of attention, they are not sexy gadgets, have limited activity and much like insurance. No one really cares about it until they need it. I recently received an Eaton 5130 1500VA UPS unit for review and that is what we will be looking at today. Eaton is a large player in the UPS market and offers units ranging from desk-side UPS’s all the way up to custom designed datacenter solutions. Eaton’s …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]21161[/ATTACH]Power, it’s a dirty word. Power corrupts, and I don’t just mean people and politicians. Power problems, impurities and inconsistencies are a huge contributor to problems with sensitive computer equipment. Power problems can damage hardware as well as your files and data. The losses and downtime that result from power problems cost the economy billions. Utility companies are not required by law to provide perfectly “clean” power. The “dirty” power that we get from the outlet comes with a number of impurities including blackouts, power sags, power surges, undervoltage (brownouts) and line noise. [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/hardware-and-software/pc-hardware/cases-fans-and-power-supplies/news/360342/1538452"]As promised[/URL], we reviewed the new Eaton …

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