So, recently there was a blackout over here, thanks god it wasnt over a power surge, so it didnt fry anything i had, but it was sudden, and i couldnt say anything to my guildmates or anything about missing that day's raid, and i only got power back near the next day's raid so i almost missed that one too...
So i was wondering about those backups / surge protection things,
What should i be checking?
Does the number of Watt on the backup has to be higher than my power supply wattage? (I'm using a OCZ ModXStream Modular 700W PSU)
How do you calculate how long it'll last? They sometimes are VERY vague about it like "From 5 to 30 mins" or "From 20 to 130 minutes"... is the only way to find out by actually waiting that long after a blackout? o.0
I heard you gotta change the batteries on these things sometimes. What kind of battery, how expensive, and how often do you need to change it?
What's a decent one, i cant go above $200 Canadian, and that's stretching it already.