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First, you should figure out what your actual power consumption is. A 600W PSU only draws 600W if the hardware needs it. You can get a Kill-A-Watt or similar monitor in the $15 USD range. You can also get a decent ballpark number from online calculators 1, 2, 3. Don't forget to include your monitor. The UPS you linked only supplies 300W. It gives 10 minutes ...


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TLDR: In this modern age, the most affordable practical bulletproof "won't get fired for recommending this" solution is a Tesla PowerWall or competitor. The "cheap at all costs" solution is a bank of batteries and a DC PSU (or if the server doesn't support that, an inverter). Gen and UPS solutions are simply not made for this, and force-fitting them will ...


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Watts (W) and volt-amperes (VA) are both representing electrical power, but they are not (necessarily) the same. Power in watts refers to real power and represents how much energy is consumed/dissipated. Power in volt-amperes refers to apparent power, which provides information how much current it will draw.


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Computer UPSs are optimized to provide high power levels for a short period of time, the idea being to bridge a brief flicker in the mains power, or let you shut down cleanly during an extended outage. At low power draws, they are quite inefficient, wasting much of the battery's power as heat. Your best bet is to build your own UPS from an inverter-charger ...


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Most of the size and weight of a classic UPS is the lead-acid gel-cell in it. That battery determines the maximum current and runtimes the UPS can deliver, So you can't spec a UPS until you know your power and runtime constraints. Further, the circuitry to turn the battery's DC into (slightly) clean mains AC is inherently wasteful, twice so since all modern ...


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You mentioned that the UPS systems you looked at were far too pricey and bulky, so my guess is that it is likely you were looking at production grade systems. Based on the specs you issued, the cheapest systems I can find are going to be around $100. Both systems also come with supplementary software that can communicate with Windows, Mac, and Linux and I ...


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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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I ended up getting an APC Back-UPS 450VA BN450M costing approximately $50, but it was on sale for $10 off. I've plugged-in the PC into the surge+battery and left everything else in the original surge protector for now.


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Product This seems to be what you are looking for. It is pure sine wave output, a modest price of $140, 1000 VA, and it is highly rated. It can't be internationally shipped from US Amazon, but this matches your criteria.


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