[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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Product Review Eaton 5PX UPS

[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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[ATTACH=RIGHT]21790[/ATTACH]Alas, it’s okay to be power hungry. That is to say, if the power goes out, or even flashes, you’ll have an uninterrupted stream of juice flowing to your electronic device. Eaton, the manufacturer who sent us one of their new products, the 3S750 (450W) Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS), is always looking to raise the bar on excellence. The 3S series can be used as a home or a small business solution. The other models are the 3S350 (200W), and 3S550 (330W). Eaton is a brand name that represents quality. The last review we did on one of their products, …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]20636[/ATTACH]Last year [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/hardware-and-software/pc-hardware/cases-fans-and-power-supplies/reviews/330679"]we reviewed Eaton’s 5130 UPS[/URL] and it was almost perfect. Today Eaton announced the new 5PX UPS to replace the 5130, and hopefully improve it. One of the key new features of the 5PX line is energy consumption metering down to the outlet group level; this is an industry first. Also included is an intuitive LCD screen that displays all the information IT managers need in one quick glance. Energy consumption levels as well as a wealth of other information can also be viewed via Eaton’s Intelligent Power Manager software. This new 5PX line will range from 1.5kVA …

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