I am already using Pure sine wave 1050va from Exide for 4+ years and haven’t had any major issues like the one which i faced today → an abrupt PC shutdown while PC was being used… i think it was short circuit, this was the first time i experienced it in my life/home.
A short circuit TRIP message was displaying on ups display… ups wasn’t damaged as it has started working normally after like 10 minutes while i changed the modes manual and bypass back and forth and used the reset feature, i guess Sinewave ups noticed about the abnormality(short circuit) and aggressively turned off power to all of the connected devices(which caused pc to shutdown aswell)… nothing has been damaged and Win 8.1 survived from this with only standard error in event viewer
Crystaldiskinfo also reported everything is good… Even though everything looks normal as of now, i think i cant say the same for the future so i am thinking on what i should do to protect the PC and OS
Current Layers of protection is
Pure Sine wave ups + Huntkey Surge Protector + Huntkey surge protector 2nd layer + ROG Thor 850p PSU
i mean my bedroom wall socket is protected by pure sine wave ups which serves as primary 1st layer and then i connected a hunt key surge protector to the bedroom wall socket which has been guarded by sine wave ups and then with that hunt key surge protector, i have connected another independent huntkey surge protector and from that independent extension board i connected the ROG Thor 850p PSU
some of the images can be seen here
Ideally this triple layer of protection seems to be super strong enough, however from today’s short circuit incident i have learnt that this alone wont be enough as sine wave ups shuts down the power to all sockets(even though sine wave ups is in fully charged state)and thus pc will now abruptly shut down… is there anyway to prevent this from happening again ? i think this issue might also have to deal with transformer in the street where government managing electricity maybe a reason for this issue and many houses might be affected due to this?..im not sure about that… I can only see what i can do to protect the pc…is buying a computer dedicated ups be worth it and be a good solution to protect brave browser data in windows ?
Here is a rough illustration
Sine Wave UPS → Bedroom Wall Socket guarded by Pure sine wave ups → Primary surge protector extension board → Computer UPS further chained with → Secondary Surge Protector Extension board which will be powering ROG Thor 850p + NU8000 Samsung TV and few other devices like HDDs, DTH, Wi-Fi…etc
ideally pure sine wave ups will be taking 99.9% of the protection measures and provide backup current to all of the connected devices in the events of power outage,->> this also means sending current to the computer dedicated ups in the events of power outage… however in short circuit situations, even though sine wave ups is fully charged, it seems like it will shut down everything
So while this is the case, technically, if sine wave ups shuts down sending power to all of the wall sockets(which it has been connected/actively protecting during outages)…the intermediary computer dedicated ups if used ->> will that computer ups think only the power has been lost and will switch to battery mode OR it will also detect the short circuit issue and it will also shut down iteself to protect the connected devices?
how does this work ? Because if the intermediary computer ups also shuts down during the events of short circuit similar to the primary sine wave ups then it would defeat the purpose of getting that intermediary computer ups as the primary sine wave ups already seems to be strong enough to provide backup for 2 to 3 hours…
Longer power outage are rare in my area and issues like short circuit have never happened …today is the 1st time i experienced it…ups was making constant beep sound, the sound almost made me to think ups died but it turns out its the protection measure…
what shall i do now ? how are you protecting your desktop…? i have always been laptop user until this year where i upgraded to desktop and after seeing how gpu stays effectively cool in desktop…
i want to use desktop for a very longer period of time… i also lost interest in laptops due to the manufacturers obesession of wanting to make laptops super thinner… By making laptop thin, it also reduces the number of usb 3.1 ports on laptops aswell(which is not something which i like)…i like how desktops has 14 usb 3.0 ports but laptops now has only 2 usb ports and even if usb hubs may help they are restricted to 900mA which usb 3.0 can supply…
so i want protection mainly for desktop as i will be only using desktop… if i should buy computer ups, should 600w be enough? my pc consumes 85w during idle and may hit upto 275w to 350w while playing some games… 100w to 117 watts during browsing and regular pc use…
i got 850watts PSU mainly for more headroom, also i like the oled display showing real time watts consumption
temp photo… Custom pc build for win 8.1
share me what is best suited for desktop use case as i believe it is important to take care of both PC aswell as windows 8.1 and failing to take care may lead to corruption of browser files especially if the outage occurs during critical time of pc use