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#1 OFFLINE   sticketfan



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Posted 16 July 2014 - 10:20 AM

Any suggestions for a good battery backup for directv hd dvrs my power blinks often and it pains me to see them have reboot so often?

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#2 ONLINE   jimmie57


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Posted 16 July 2014 - 10:33 AM

I have 3 of these, one for each TV setup. I have not had any problems in the last 2 years. I get very frequent blips like you describe. The TVs and DVRs just keep on running. If the power stays out for more than a blip, you need to turn the TV off. It will then power the DVR for about 20 minutes.


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#3 OFFLINE   carl6


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Posted 16 July 2014 - 02:16 PM

Pretty much any consumer grade UPS should do the job. The APC linked above will work.

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 02:59 PM

I'm fond of APC UPS's.   All of my DVRs have one. 

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#5 OFFLINE   sticketfan



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Posted 16 July 2014 - 04:37 PM

Thanks for the feedback

#6 OFFLINE   Christopher Gould

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 07:54 PM

CyberPower EC850LCD Ecologic 850VA/510-Watts Energy Efficient Desktop LCD UPS

I run hr34, hr21, router, and all the other directv equipment off this one and get about 25min when power goes out and works great at stopping reboots because of blinks I'm power.

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 07:25 AM

I live in an area wher power outages are common. I used to use APCs for DVRs but I don't like them, for the last 2 years I now use cyberpower 1500pfclcd on both DVRs and I like them a lot. I found the high end APCs are good, I have 3 APC 1500 smart ups, but they are now about $500 each! I did a lot of research and found the cyberpower to be the best for the money. For the same price an APC will not give you a sign wave were cyberpower provides much closer to one. Hope this helps.

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 11:57 AM

APC's are way overpriced.  Cyberpower are just as good.   Make sure to get one with AVR (Auto Voltage Regulation).


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 12:03 PM

I use the APCs at home - as was said, just about any consumer UPS should work fine. They just happened to be what RadioShack had on hand at the time.


As a side note: CyberPower support is absolutely fantastic to work with. I use their gear extensively at work and have been very happy with price, performance and reliability. We also have a large APC array that works as advertised. Both companies are generally good.

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#10 OFFLINE   Jason Whiddon

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 03:24 PM

I used APC's and cyberpowers. Have had my DVR's on a UPS since 2005.

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 03:55 PM

not to get off topic but i think in a few months i am getting like a whole-home generator, how do them work with direcTV?

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 04:43 PM

not to get off topic but i think in a few months i am getting like a whole-home generator, how do them work with direcTV?

Should work just fine, BUT, there will be a time delay between when your commercial power goes out and your generator starts and runs. That delay is what you want/need a UPS for. With a UPS, your DirecTV equipment will never realize there was a switch from mains to generator (or back).

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 05:00 PM

The other thing about putting the battery package devices in the mix is that most of all of them have power conditioning in them as well.  The can be especially important in areas where power is not unreliable but can have voltage swings and other voltage spikes.

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