Is there any reason why I should put a SWM-16 on a UPS when the receivers are only surge protected? The location I'm installing a pair of SWM-16s has a 750va UPS that currently has very little capacity used by networking equipment. I will either plug them both into the battery backed outlets or into the non-battery surge protected outlets on the UPS. Though power outages are rare at this location, I don't want to have the SWM-16s draining the battery during outages if there is nothing to be gained by doing so. I'm curious as to the opinion of the experts on this. I can think of a couple potential reasons why putting the SWM-16s on a UPS might be a good idea. If they are very sensitive to minor power fluctuations, perhaps more sensitive than the receivers, then the more stable power output of the online UPS battery might be better than the surge protected outlets. The other reason is if it helps avoid problems when power returns and everything tries to power up at once. I've read a few things that suggest power outages can throw SWM systems into a bit of disarray, and the recommendation for trouble after a power outage is to power everything down, then power up first the SWM switches (or LNB, if it is a SWM LNB) and then power up the receivers one by one. If I understand correctly, this is because there is a potential for some conflict when all the receivers are trying to request SWM channel assignments at the same time. Is this true? If so, would having the SWM remain powered up (assuming the outage is not so long the battery runs out) improve the situation? Make it worse? Make no difference?