Solved UPS problem, What would you recommend?

March 19, 2013 at 06:53:35
Specs: Windows 7, 3gb
The UPS I use is around 4years old. It wasn't backing my system. This problem started a couple of weeks ago. But know the ups automatically switches off even if there is no power cut.
Is it worth changing the battery only?
I should get a new UPS?
If you recommend to buy a new UPS, what should be its capacity.
I use a Pentium Dual core 2.5 GHz processor, 2gb ram, ATI Radeon HD 6670 GPU and a an 18.5 inch LCD monitor.
I expect the UPS to back my system for about 20-30mins.
Thank You.

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March 19, 2013 at 20:20:59
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If it was only going out when you lost power, then a battery change is in order.
Since you say that it goes out when there is not power issues, then it probably is best to save the battery money and replace the UPS.
A standard 500Watt unit would normally be considered plenty, but it probably will not last 20 minutes during a full power failure. For that, you would probably need a 700Watt to 900Watt unit (that's Watts, not 'VA'). To be sure, sites like APC's probably have a calculator that could tell you even better what would to it.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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