Is it just me or does the quality of consumer UPSs on the market seem dodgy at best?
As the title says, I’ve been recently looking at a replacement UPS (uninterruptible power supply) since my last cyberpower one died on me. I tried to replace the batteries in it and within 2 weeks those failed on me too so it seems like the unit itself was no good, Customer Service was less than helpful in getting this resolved…
I just purchased an APC with the same specs as previous (sinewave and 1500) and once received and all hooked up, it makes a high pitched buzzing noise similar to coil whine… Now I’ve held off for a while replacing it because every review you see out there is something along the lines of “Had it for two weeks before it died”, or, “This thing almost burned my house down after exploding!”. None of these brands seem to instill any confidence but I want to protect my investment having recently upgraded some hardware and also experiencing some power surges due to the storms rolling through the east coast.
Anyways I digress, has everyone had issues with these and if not, which brand did you find the most reliable. Also if those of you find them unnecessary, what alternatives do you prefer to protect your machine from mother nature?