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What UPS will do the job?

Hey, I'm in the market for a UPS to run a few things. I want to get one to keep my ONT + router run during a black out, as well as my Raspberry Pi + a monitor for it. My friend said a 600W UPS should do the job but I'm unsure, I would like it to run for a few hours. The ONT sucks about 12W if I remembered correctly, the monitor about 27, the Pi about 3.5W, and I'm unsure about the router (its a standard Actiontec one from Verizon). Thanks for any help in advance!
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  1. A 600W (1000VA) UPS will not meet your requirements. You need a 1400VA or more. http://www.apc.com/products/family/index.cfm?id=29&tab=models (set Power Draw to 50W as your requirements are slightly lower and select models that provide the correct voltage for your environment). You can presume that a similar UPS from another manufacturer would provide approximately the same run time.
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    The Actiontec router consumes 16 Watts so that brings your total power consumption up to 58.5 Watts.

    Based on a load value of 60 Watts and 3 hour run time here are some various UPS selectors minimum estimates:

    Eaton Corporation
    Best Value: Rating (VA/Watts) 1000/700
    Best Performance: Rating (VA/Watts) 1000/900

    Tripp Lite
    1000VA/750Watts

    Cyber Power
    1000VA/750Watts
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  4. ko888 said:
    The Actiontec router consumes 16 Watts so that brings your total power consumption up to 58.5 Watts.

    Based on a load value of 60 Watts and 3 hour run time here are some various UPS selectors minimum estimates:

    Eaton Corporation
    Best Value: Rating (VA/Watts) 1000/700
    Best Performance: Rating (VA/Watts) 1000/900

    Tripp Lite
    1000VA/750Watts

    Cyber Power
    1000VA/750Watts

    Thank you sir, hopefully I'll find a solid UPS with 750W! :D
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