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Old Feb 6, 2007, 1:34pm   #1
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UPS - Advice

After 2 consecutive days of power supply problems, I figured the time has come for a UPS solution.

I have googled and it seems that there are in effect 2 different types of systems :

- : a cheaper variant (upwards to £100) which provides from 5 to 30 minutes i.e. time to exit any open positions and close down safely
- : and expensive (any price) for continual trading.

Would welcome any advices on models, preferred choice, any experiences of usage of a UPS system and/or anything related.

Cheers
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Old Feb 6, 2007, 2:02pm   #2
 
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cheapest one with 2* akku at 12 V/7,2 Ah, metric: 151x64,5x94 mm

5min for one pc including 17" + dsl router

http://www.pollin.de/shop/shop.php

check the metric of the akku. it has to be a cheap one.
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Old Feb 6, 2007, 2:15pm   #3
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Hi Vegas

I bought a Belkin Superior Series UPS with 6 sockets all surge protected and 3 sockets with battery back-up. It cost around £35 on ebay and does the job just fine, providing up to 8 minutes or so of backup.
Also check out aria.co.uk and ebuyer.com.
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Old Feb 6, 2007, 4:18pm   #4
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After 2 consecutive days of power supply problems, I figured the time has come for a UPS solution.

I have googled and it seems that there are in effect 2 different types of systems :

- : a cheaper variant (upwards to £100) which provides from 5 to 30 minutes i.e. time to exit any open positions and close down safely
- : and expensive (any price) for continual trading.

Would welcome any advices on models, preferred choice, any experiences of usage of a UPS system and/or anything related.

Cheers

Hi Vegas,

Although my bread and butter has always been U.S. Stocks, I have in the past done some experimenting on the side with automated forex trading.

To get around the power supply problem, I just used a laptop computer with a wireless 3G card plugged into it. In the event of any power cut, the laptop's own battery would keep the system running for 2 to 3 hours and the 3G card would ensure a continuous connection to the internet until the power came back on.

Just an idea as an alternative to a UPS.


Thanks

Damian
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Old Feb 6, 2007, 4:42pm   #5
 
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check this thread: http://www.trade2win.com/boards/techies-corner/12866-ups-power-protection-facts.html
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