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I this older UPS okay to use with my new computer?

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July 24, 2012 2:13:51 PM

My family has an older UPS, never used before and still boxed up. It was released around the time of windows XP (it says on the bottom, "Designed for windows Xp, 2000, ME, 98 & NT"). It is a "Cyberpower Model: CPS1500AVR Battery Back-up."

Some other key information:
-950 watts (1500va)
-Surge Energy Rating: 1800 Joules
-Max Surge Current: 78,000 amps
-Input Voltage Range: 85volts-150volts (Frequency 47hz-63hz)
-Output Voltage (On Battery): 120v +/- 5%
-Output Voltage (On Utility [???]): Usual 120 volts (Frequency 50/60hz)
-Safety Approvals: UL: 1778 (UPS) FCC: DoC Class B cUL (canada): 107.1
- It also features AVR

I currently have a 1,000 watt standard PSU from cyberpower. I plan on replacing this with a cooler master one of equal wattage (COOLER MASTER Silent Pro RSA00-AMBAJ3-US 1000W Active PFC Power Supply). I realize there is a slight difference is wattage (1,000 vs 950) but according to cyberpower (cyberpowerpc.com) my computer is calculated to only require around 550 watts. I do plan to in a year or two add another GPU. Cyberpower then calculated my required wattage to be 850 watts. And keep in mind this is also without any overclocking (I believe anyways unless their calculator takes it into consideration). My monitor (an ASUS VS247H-P) requires an average of 33 watts (500mw on standby).

Here is the link to my new PSU: (I can't find much info on the standard one that comes with my rig)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here is the link to my UPS: (Note: I noticed the run-times to be different, I'm not sure if its just the power consumption of a PC are higher now or this is a different UPS (ie. more recent))
http://www.cyberpowersystems.com/products/ups-systems/s...

Here is a link to my monitor:
http://usa.asus.com/Display/LCD_Monitors/VS247HP/

I'm looking for atleast 4 minutes of battery life in order to save whatever I'm working on and shut down safetly. Thanks for all the help guys!

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a b ) Power supply
July 24, 2012 2:20:02 PM

Try it. Who knows after that time.

Charge it and when full, unplug it from outlet.

Than u will see how long is the hold.

Thats better than any estimate.
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July 24, 2012 2:49:08 PM

Thanks for the reply :)  Do you think it would be safe to use though because of the age difference? I'm just worried about it damaging my PC.
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a b ) Power supply
July 24, 2012 2:51:10 PM

Sure, most likelly its fine.
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July 24, 2012 3:15:05 PM

Yeah that's it :)  Thanks again for your help!
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a b ) Power supply
July 24, 2012 3:29:08 PM

No problem : )
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July 24, 2012 5:03:46 PM

I would make sure the battery inside can still hold a charge. There is quite a good chance that in 10 years, even the never-used battery is working at 100%.

Connect the UPS to your PC, enter BIOS, and unplug the UPS from the mains power. See how long it will support the system (it should be close to 10 minutes).
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July 24, 2012 11:30:00 PM

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