17 years ago
I want to buy a standard, basic generator around 2-2.5KW to power a
computer and laser printer (used in the open for my work).
I don't want to pay for an inverter model unless I need to. At the
moment, I run the computer via a UPS unit that gives me 10mins battery
supply if the mains fails.
Being naive, it seems to me that if I run generator to UPS to computer
that will be enough protection to ensure the computer doesn't come to
harm. After all the UPS is there to deal with spikes and brownouts.
Am I right? Or am I likely to find myself with expensively fried
How about the laser printer; does that need a UPS too?
Lastly, how about the computer monitor? It's a CRT. Does it need to go
through the UPS or is it robust enough to connect straight to the
generator? And if I change to one of the new flat-screen LCD models,
how about that?