Vincent L. McCutcheon ( (no email) )
Wed, 28 May 1997 02:30:57 -0500


I'm really happy to hear about someone that is happy with the Opti-Ups, We
originally purchased 4 of these deices....2 were for 24
hours....died the first time the power went out. View Sonic was very happy
to send Us new ones to replace them. So at OUR expense....$36.00
apiece...We shipped them back. I then charged the 2 replacements for 24
hours only to have 1 of the replacements DOA. That's a 50% failure
rate....We can't afford that. Have gone to APC.....pricey, but dependable.

Vincent L. McCutcheon
SpideyWeb, Inc.

From: Eric Fagan[]
Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 1997 11:14 PM
Subject: Re: UPS

I use OPTI-UPS, made by the folks who make ViewSonic equipment (monitors). . They're decent, come with
management software, 3yr warranty, replaceable battery etc. They talk via
standard serial ports. Depending on what you need for survival time, they
come from small 650's to 1400's which will keep a server up for extended
periods, (depending on load, of course). I use 1400's on the servers &
650's on the workstations. Understand that a ton of your amp draw is going
to be from monitors (esp 17+'s). Make sure that your monitors are shut off
when you're away -- otherwise, even the baddest of UPS's will die rather
quickly during those nighttime nightmares - leaving people calling you at
3:48 a.m...

: From: PearlNet Admin <>
: Subject: UPS
: Date: Tuesday, May 27, 1997 9:30 PM
: Hi,
: Does anyone have a recommendation for a good UPS for a couple of servers?

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