Everybody needs a UPS to protect his/her system on power failures else it can lead to data loss or even damage to hardware. Here is a review of Microtek 800VA Double Battery UPS, which I have been using for over 16months.
- Extended Input Voltage Range of 135-300 Volts
- Smart Boost function for Low Input Voltage
- Smart Buck function for High Input Voltage
- Over Voltage Protection
- Over Load / Short Circuit Protection
- Battery Deep Discharge / Over Charge Protection
What we like about it?
- Good Backup time (25-50mins) We tested it on a Pentium D 3.0Ghz with 17"CRT while encoding a video, it lasted for 30mins and then it low battery alarm starts beeping.
- Can take up loads of a Woofer also, doesn't restart the computer although connecting a woofer to UPS is not recommended.
- Can handle voltage spikes very effectively, immediately switches to battery backup mode on voltage fluctuations
- At a price tag of around 2.2K INR, it is a good deal.
What we don't like about it?
- At this price tag, it can't get better than this.
- But still to point out, it lacks software monitoring in which UPS status can be communicated to the OS.
While buying check that you get a manual which has a sticker of your UPS serial number. If its missing, then your UPS is not a original Microtek product. Once you are its owner, then it won't take you long to call yourself a proud owner.
Bonus Tips :
- Before the first time use, it is advisable to charge it for 6~8 hrs for optimum use.
- Remember to discharge your UPS completely once every month to ensure good battery life.
- Never connect any load to the UPS while it is in battery backup mode. It might reboot the system.