Wow Thanks, I run fedora and it works in Linux. Uses the web page browser but wow thats cool .I have two of these as well. Keep in mind, even though this is a "consumer" version, their PowerPanel Business Edition virtual appliance works with it. Currently have the VM setup on my ESXi box to shut all my VMs down and the server down during an extended outage.
If you have a RAID array or NAS, it is worth the money. Other critical applications include PLC's, point of sale machines, small business computers, medical fridge. If it is just a personal computer with nice hardware I don't think a battery is justified and would probably spend the money on a good surge protector.
I have a SurgeX SX1120RT upstream of (2) of these CyberPower batteries. One for an 8 disk array and the other for a 4 disk array. It's worked flawlessly for 3 years now. SurgeX units are affordable when purchased used but I do a thorough visual inspection and test them with heavy loads like a laser printer or clothes iron. This CyperPower UPS tends to go on sale a few times each year. These cheap consumer models usually have a power factor of 0.7 so take 30% off the rating.
Someone convince me to get a UPS. I'm still not entirely sure if it's necessary with with good PSU and motherboard surge protection.
How do you compare the SurgeX SX1120RT rating to "Joules" since it doesn't appear to be rated the same as the more prosumer and consumer grade surge protectors.
Is it an old unit? I'm just looking at what you said was good for the $ and comparing to what else is 200-300$ used out there.
The things last forever too, as after 5-years I just toss the batteries and replace them with new ones on Ebay. Easy-peasy.If you're really serious about protecting that bit of equipment, you won't bother with a surge protector. A surge protector can only protect you from spikes and surges, after all. What about sags and outages? To get full protection from the entire gamut of power problems, you need an Uninterruptible Power Supply.
And that's why, although I own and use many Tripp Lite Ultra power strips, all my home PCs are plugged into UPSes.
I tried a couple metal ISOBAR's. They emitted a high pitched squeal so I returned them. If you have specific questions about SurgeX units, I recommend calling them. They are made in the US. I'm definitely not qualified to give homeowners advice on whole house protection.
The sparky's at work say the clamping speed in a MOV protector is more important than rating. Should be milli-seconds. If the protector doesn't indicate clamping speed in the spec sheet or what standards it was tested to, I would move on.
Edit: I should add the SurgeX units usually go for $700 new.
I'm not offended. No worries. The models I mentioned are not old (obsolete or deprecated). See here:
The specific units I purchased were about 9 years old. After a conversation with their tech support, I discovered they are constantly making minor revisions but still sold under the same model number. I interpreted this as the basic schematic, components, or specs were not changed but rather their suppliers or PCB layouts. In the past they offered a lifetime warranty and their product sheet now says 16 years. That's outstanding compared to warranty's for most equipment.
I suppose the question is, how bad do you want to protect your stuff? In my case, there were (2) expensive computers, an irreplaceable DLP TV, an AVR, speakers, (2) NAS boxes with (12) 6 TB drives, a $1000 monitor, and some expensive keyboards. In my opinion, the investment is worth it...if the surge protectors and batteries do their job. If the batteries or inverters fail, I'm looking at multi-day rebuild time for each disk array. If a surge gets through and releases the magic smoke, it's game over man. Time will tell.
Well you sold me brother. I saw Adorama camera had a used SurgeX SX1120RT on eBay. It has a 30 money back guarantee and a 90 day warranty. They were asking $139.00 with free shipping. I offered them $120.00 and they accepted.That's why I rolled the dice and bought used from Ebay (Amazon had some at the time). If I remember, I made the guy an offer that was much lower than the asking price and he accepted. If you go this route, make sure the merchant is relatively close, has a return policy, and ask them to send photos of the specific unit before buying (some of the ones on Ebay looked pretty beat up, others were pristine). Upon receipt, open it up and look for obvious damage, then test it with a heavy load like a heater, iron, or laser printer.
I ended up getting a couple rack mount RT versions with in-rush current protection, over/under voltage protection, and remote dry contacts for slightly less than the 966 model you listed (which does not have those features).
I plugged a couple of the CyperPower batteries into them...which is what brought me to this thread. I only buy at the sale price of $150.
Well you sold me brother. I saw Adorama camera had a used SurgeX SX1120RT on eBay. It has a 30 money back guarantee and a 90 day warranty. They were asking $139.00 with free shipping. I offered them $120.00 and they accepted.
Thanks for posting all that info and all those links. Do you know any way to test the surge protection?