Reviews and Problems with Cyber Power CP1000PFCLCD
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7 January 2014
Summary: I don't know how Cyber power pulled this adaptive sine wave off but it does produce a sine wave on my scope . The float voltage for u nerds out there is 13.6 volts which is ideal for long battery life . The battery is a 9 ah high rate .BB is the battery mgf .
Summary: I live near Atlanta, GA, and we get fairly frequent thunder storms. My previous PC died in part I believe to several sudden power outages/surges due to lightning strikes near our home, so I wanted my new PC to be protected beyond a surge protector (which I was using and replacing about every 12 to 18 months).
Summary: This unit is fairly small so it will fit easily on a shelf or desktop near your PC. Keeping it off the floor will make the nice front panel display and controls much more useful as well as reducing the dust accumulation on/around the unit. Note that the cooling vents are on both sides of the unit (none on top), so you can't sandwich it between books on a bookshelf. The unit is completely silent when on AC power and emits only a slight buzz when running off the battery.
Pros: Well, the biggest Pro is, of course, it will keep my new power supply up and running if I lose power. I wasn't aware that PFC equipped PSU's couldn't be used on a standard UPS, so I was a bit worried when during a short power failure my new 750W PSU made a lot of weird sounds and then just shut down. I figured my current UPS was bad or needed a new battery. Then while researching new UPS's, I needed a bigger one anyway, I found out that a PFC equipped PSU needs an UPS...
Cons: The complaint I have with this unit is the outlet placement. Yes, I knew from the reviews that the outlets are closely spaced and that plugging in a brick transformer would cover adjacent outlets, but in my case, the polarity plug forces the transformer for my Epson scanner, which is plugged in to a "surge protection only" outlet, to go across the back of the UPS and cover three of the "battery and surge protection" outlets. Bummer. I've ordered some pigtails to solve...
Summary: All modern computers and HDTV's power supplies such as "80 plus" require a sinewave battery back-up/surge protector. This unit is powering a 650 Watt 80 plus power supply computer with dual video cards in SLI. Idles between 90-135 watts and have yet to pull over 400 watts during severe gaming.
Summary: Overall this product does what I purchased it for for: provide power backup for my desktop computer (which has a "higher end" power supply needing the sinewave feature). One thing to note: if you completely use up the battery backup during and outage you may have to unplug and replug the battery to get the PBU to come back on. This backup is not as sensitive to line noise or under-voltages as its somewhat higher priced competitors, but has similar features.