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Battery backup

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by sticketfan, Jul 16, 2014.

  1. sticketfan

    sticketfan Legend

    Apr 25, 2007
    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?
  2. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 26, 2010
    Texas City, TX
  3. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    Pretty much any consumer grade UPS should do the job. The APC linked above will work.
  4. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2004
    Mill Creek, WA
    I'm fond of APC UPS's. All of my DVRs have one.
  5. sticketfan

    sticketfan Legend

    Apr 25, 2007
    Thanks for the feedback
  6. Christopher Gould

    Christopher Gould Icon

    Jan 14, 2007
    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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  7. mgavs

    mgavs Legend

    Jun 17, 2007
    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.
  8. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    APC's are way overpriced. Cyberpower are just as good. Make sure to get one with AVR (Auto Voltage Regulation).
  9. rmmccann

    rmmccann AllStar

    Apr 16, 2012
    ND, USA
    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.
  10. Jason Whiddon

    Jason Whiddon Hall Of Fame

    Aug 17, 2006
    I used APC's and cyberpowers. Have had my DVR's on a UPS since 2005.
  11. lacubs

    lacubs Godfather

    Sep 11, 2010
    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?
  12. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    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).
  13. p4594spa

    p4594spa Mentor

    Jul 20, 2006
    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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