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I Have the POWER!!!

posted Mar 17, 2010, 8:28 AM by TechNick TechNick   [ updated Mar 17, 2010, 9:00 AM ]
So a couple of days ago my computer just suddenly shut off, the reason for the sudden shut down? My UPS was bad. Just before my computer turned off I heard the alarm for my UPS go off, it only lasted a few seconds and in those few seconds my computer shuts down. It seems that my UPS just went in discharge mode and in those few seconds it discharged it's whole battery. My UPS could only last a few seconds with no external power, that wasn't good. This was the second time my UPS caused my computer to suddenly shut down I decided that it was time to do something about it. After doing some self enlightenment I found out that your suppose to replace your UPS or at least it's battery every 2 to 3 years. Now my UPS is way older then that in fact I believe it to be 5 to 6 years old possible even older. So with this new found information I decided it was time for me to buy a new UPS. The next day I went to the giant super shopping warehouse know as Costco. Once I went through the entrance I went straight to the electronics section where they had their TV's, cameras, computers, and etc. I found the UPSs and I grabbed one, they only carried one model and that was the Tripp Lite G1000U. Now a UPS isn't a cheap purchase this new UPS cost $99.99 plus tax. After putting the UPS in shopping cart, i went to the snacks section to put some snacks in my cart. I then left my cart and went to the food court to get me some lunch. I had my usual hot dog with soda and a slice of pizza, the reason I like this combo so much is it's filling plus it's really cheap. After eating I went back to my cart and went around shopping for other items I needed from Costco. After getting everything else that I needed I went to check out and bought my items, loaded them up in the car, and drove home. Later that same night I disconnected my old UPS and then I hooked up my new UPS under my computer desk.

My new UPS in its box

On the right my old UPS, on the left my new UPS