My town suffers from quite a few power outages as of late and I am running a home server via my Intel NUC. I'm looking for recommendations on the type of UPS I could buy for such a device. Typically I'd like a supply which could last 3 hours (based on our average time for power resolution).

Are there any recommendations you could give?

  • What other items would you be running from the UPS, or is it purely to keep the NUC powered on? Would a UPS which tells the computer to shut down when the battery is nearly empty be a useful feature? Commented May 15, 2017 at 13:23
  • Just the NUC itself. I'm open to options in regards to your 2nd point. It would be nice for a graceful shutdown near the end of battery life.
    – munkee
    Commented May 16, 2017 at 14:03
  • imho this has nothing to do with power banks. maybe remove the power-bank tag?
    – myrdd
    Commented Apr 29, 2019 at 23:00

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Check out openUPS2 or NUC-UPS from mini-box.com, they even have hard drive mounting footprint for easy integration with case. They also send ON/OFF pulse to the motherboard via 2 wire or USB for graceful shutdown.

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