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    Question New UPS - APC vs Delta

    A couple of our APC UPSs have recently died, and while looking for replacements I've come across a rather well specced Delta Gaia UPS which is half the price of the equivalent capacity APC Smart-UPS.

    On paper the Delta looks to be higher spec than the APC (Double Conversion as opposed to Line Interactive (Unfortunately that's as far as my UPS knowledge goes)), but since I've not come across Delta Electronics before, and the price difference is so large I'm a little wary.

    Does anyone have any experience of Delta Gaia UPSs, or Delta Electronics in general?
    Or are there any reasons the Delta would be inferior to the APC?

    Delta Gaia Series 3kVA On Line Rack/Tower Style UP - Misco.co.uk
    APC Smart-UPS XL 3000VA RM 3U 230V - Misco.co.uk

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    APC ones are good until there is a fault and then they just turn off.

    At the edugeek conference there was some information about AEG ups's which looked good - although i've never used one.

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    I personally have never had an issue with APC, however I have also heard some horror stories. I think more often than not they are solid as a rock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    I personally have never had an issue with APC, however I have also heard some horror stories. I think more often than not they are solid as a rock.
    neither had i until it failed - there was power to the device and it didn't power up - nor did it bypass the power straight to the servers. major fail

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    nor did it bypass the power straight to the servers. major fail
    That is about the last thing you want a UPS to do. Got dodgy electrics, you want the UPS to protect your server, even if that means frying itself and your server powering off. At least your server isn't fried.

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    apc ones seem to of got more expensive recently with the new lcd panel which imo is pointless the old couple of red/green leds could be speed read across a room teh new panel you actually need to be near to read

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    Not been a fan of APC had too many die which is annoying as anything. Got a Borri one at work, much better value than APC but was a bit of a fight getting it fixed under warranty and then some miss-communication from them on the terms of warranty which were not clear etc but its all working now (touches wood!)

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