Uninterruptible power supplies

Bob Kertesz

I have half a dozen various pre-owned (it's the new 'used') Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS's) available.
None come with batteries
- you'll have to buy some and install them (an easy procedure).
Batteries are available from Amazon, eBay, or directly from other local or web sources.
Don't buy them from APC - very expensive from them.


First up, three used APC SmartUPS 1000's. These are good for 1000 VA, or about 675 watts. Easily handles a high end PC, a couple of monitors and an external drive or two, or a decently equipped DIT cart.
Not for power hogs like laser printers, mini-fridges, shredders, etc.
You have to have some very serious stuff going on to want to put a UPS on a shredder.


Next, one SmartUPS 700, good for 700VA, or about 450 watts.


Lastly, two  SmartUPS 400's, good for 400VA or about 250 watts.


Unlike less expensive versions, the APC SmartUPS line are not 'switchover' devices that kick in when there's a problem with the power - they are online full time, and will take care of overvoltage, undervoltage, and of course no voltage. Runtime, as always, varies with load amount and remaining battery capacity.

Serial port control if you want unattended controlled shutdown of your machine, with free PowerChute Business Edition software available on the APC site. Or you can just just plug your stuff into the UPS and shut things down yourself when the power fails.

These things are heavy, and I don't want to ship them. They are available for pickup in Los Angeles/Hollywood.

SmartUPS 1000's: $75 each, two for $140, and all three for $200. Remember, this does not include batteries.

SmartUPS 700: $50. Remember, this does not include batteries.

SmartUPS 400's: $50 each, or both for $90. Remember, this does not include batteries.

All six for $300. And in case I neglected to mention it, batteries not included.

Please email me directly at bob@... if interested. No sense in clogging the list with replies. I prefer PayPal payment - you don't have to have an account to pay with it, just a credit card. And of course cash is fine.

A donation will be made to CML if they sell from this ad if Geoff ever responds to my email asking for the email address to which PayPal money should be sent. I've sold a couple of items through CML recently, and that donation money is just burning up my pockets.



Bob Kertesz
BlueScreen LLC
Hollywood, California

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