CyberPower VALUE2200ELCD UPS Review And Test
Alright. So first let's start off with what a UPS actually is and why you should care, have you ever been using the computer and the power goes out, causing you to lose whatever you're working on at the time? I know I have, which is a problem, that a UPS solves a UPS or uninterruptible power. Supplier is essentially a battery backup that you plug your devices into when the power goes out. Everything plugged into it will still be running off battery power, allowing you time to safely safe work and shut down your computer in the event of an extended outage, so I've actually has this model of UPS for over five years now, however, in the recent weeks I Found that swapping over to battery power now fails despite the batteries showing a full charge which basically makes it useless, as this sort of problem is typically expected after this period of time with the UPS and I otherwise had no issues with it. I'Ve recently bought a brand new one which I'll be covering here. The batteries are user replaceable. However, I was not able to confirm the problem was purely battery related, so I didn't bother trying to replace them. In my original unit inside the box, we have a USB cable power, cable phone, cable user manual, warranty information and, of course, the unit itself unboxing. It is pretty awkward as the UPS weighs over 14 kilos or 32 pounds. This particular model provides 2200 volts, amps or 1320 watts with four outlets and is designed for home or small office use.
It can also filter rj11 or rj45 network ports, which is awesome as I've had a modem die in a lightning storm which came in through the phone line and killed it let's take a quick physical look at the unit. Most of the action is on the front panel, where we have a power button to turn the UPS on or off, as well as an LCD display, there's, also a display button which is used for cycling through the display options. When we first turn on the UPS, it will audibly beep and display the upward voltage. We can then press the Display button to continue cycling through other information, such as the estimated run time in minutes. This is based off. The current bird will also be able to see the percentage of load in this case it's showing 0, even with the camera I'm recording this video with a laptop and the lighting plugged into the UPS for testing. Next, we have the battery capacity. We can see here. Our battery is 100 full and finally, the input voltage detected from the wall is shown on the back. We have the four outlets that we can plug the devices we want to protect into, as well as the AC power input on this model. I'Ve got four Australian plugs, however, different connectors are available, as you can see here. So keep this in mind when you're looking there's also a small exhaust fan. However, I've never noticed it make any audible levels of noise, while it runs on main power on the floor.
Under my desk, it actually does make a bit of noise on battery as we'll see later. The back also has the network ports previously mentioned and a serial end USB port for monitoring. Apart from that there's not much else going on on the UPS, there are some air holes on the sides to allow air flow in and on the bottom. There are some well needed heavy duty rubber feet, as mentioned, be UPS, weighs 14.5 kilos or 32 pounds. The batteries really do weigh quite a lot which can make it interesting to transport. The dimensions of the unit are 180 millimetres by 140 millimeters by 326 millimetres, so it's really heavy for its size. There are two 12 volt 9 amp hour batteries inside which has a typical recharge time of 8 hours from empty. The UPS is rated to run for eight minutes, a top load or two minutes at full load. Well, this doesn't seem like much with my desktop PC main monitor, router and mouse plugged in it estimates that I have an 18 minute runtime, which I think is plenty, so I don't run it anywhere near its maximum load. With these four devices running off battery power, the UPS advisors it's a 27 load. Of course this will greatly vary depending on what I'm doing on the computer. So comparison, the Box claims that this model will run an Xbox, 360 and 32 inch LCD screen a 200 watt load for 35 minutes with the included software.
You can plug the USB cable into your computer and then configure your computer to do things such as automatically power on to specified time or even better automatically shut down if the power goes out and you're away. Personally, I closed my queue napkin as in with the USB cable and have some notes configured to automatically initiate a shutdown if the tower has been out for more than one minute, ensuring that it safely shuts off while I'm away, which is great for my own peace Of mind, as I leave it running 247 in terms of protection capabilities, not only does it prevent complete outages, but it also provides protection against power surges or spikes and brownouts. So even very temporary or intermittent issues will not cause you any problems. The typical transfer time is rated at 4 milliseconds, meaning that it will swap over to battery after around 4 milliseconds of a problem being detected, which is fast enough to you're plugged in electronics to keep working fine. So, with all of that in mind, let's actually perform a real test, I'll record the audio during the test. So you can hear the sounds of the ups when it cuts over the battery. It makes regular audible, beeping alarm sounds to let you know that it has more power. The unit itself also makes a louder buzzing noise compared to when it's receiving stable power. This is expected and normal, as you can see here, is the computer and monitor a plugged into the ups and running off of it.
I then pull out the power cable that is powering the UPS to simulate an unexpected power outage, and we here the UPS walk over to battery power. While our computer remains fully operational, there are smaller models available at cheaper prices. This model was 285 Australian dollars or 205 US dollars, which seems more than fair to me. I simply got this one because of the larger batteries and the larger capacity, which are great if I need to plug in anything more powerful in the future for a standard desktop PC. However, I think this was more than adequate. So what did you guys think at the cyber power ups having been saved countless times over the years from using one? I personally consider it essential to have, in my home computer setup, be sure to let me know your thoughts down in the comments and leave a like on the video if you found it useful thanks for watching and don't forget to subscribe for future tech.