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  Daisy22 21:06 11 Jun 2010

Unfortunately we have constant power cuts in our rural village, and I've already had to replace a hard drive because of this problem.

It's a desktop PC so would a UPS give me time to switch the PC off without causing unnecessary damage?

Any recommendations please if so

  woodchip 21:09 11 Jun 2010

It will if you are there when power goes of as they are limited in time they run on a battery. Buy the biggest you can afford

  woodchip 21:11 11 Jun 2010
  Daisy22 21:11 11 Jun 2010

Unfortunately no, its just one of those things - weather conditions affect the supply mostly but often there will be power cuts for no reason.

I should have probably said that I am not looking for anything more than just allowing me time to shut the PC down safely so its not necessary for a long battery time.

I'm not sure how these work, do I plug into the PC via a USB cable?

  woodchip 21:17 11 Jun 2010

have you checked my first link?

  woodchip 21:21 11 Jun 2010

The more things that are running at the time, it will shorten the run time. They fit in between The Wall Plug and PC plug

  Daisy22 21:35 11 Jun 2010

Yes Woodchip thank you I checked the link.

I think the one I need is the "standby" UPS and the only thing I want to use it for is the PC but I'm finding it confusing to know which one is the right one.

Thank you for your help.

  I am Spartacus 23:42 11 Jun 2010

I'm a big fan of the APCs and have 3 of the ES700s click here|countryGB&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=1844510113724001495&ei=f7sSTIzRBOefOLGfodcH&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CD4Q8wIwAg#scoring=p

  I am Spartacus 23:44 11 Jun 2010

Broken link, try this click here

  Daisy22 19:12 13 Jun 2010

Thanks for all your help. I would need to get one with French sockets as I live in France, I'm sure you can get similar designed for French plugs.

Thanks again to everyone

  I am Spartacus 19:26 13 Jun 2010

click here

APC Back-UPS ES 700VA 230V French/English

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