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Laptop Backup Power Source

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#1 Caspersky


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 11:07 PM



I live in a 3rd world country where our power generator implements a 5 hour a day blackout. Usually it's between 12nn to 7pm, which is peak work hours. Obviously this is a problem.


My question is, is there a backup power source that can run for 4-6 hours or so?


All I need to get up is a laptop, my internet modem and probably an electric fan (it's really warm here).


I'm thinking of something like a UPS style of source. But I don't need it to jump up when the power goes out. And I need it to last for hours not just 5-15 minutes.


I realize that the ideal thing would be to get extra laptop batteries. but the laptop model I'm using is a old one and I tried but they've been phased out according to stores. Plus that doesn't get my internet modem up.


A generator doesn't work since I'm located in a apartment style complex. 


Is there such a thing, something the size of a UPS that you can just turn on for power that goes for 4-6 hours. Then recharge the unit when power is back on?


Hoping for some help.

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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 09:34 AM

Hello and Welcome, I would think you would need something like the APC Back-UPS BI. Has a 230V input. The UPS box and batteries are sold separately. You could contact APC for further questions. They have very good support.


I could not link to the item for some reason.



Google apc Back-UPS BI


Edit: Triplite makes a similar unit. Run times are extended by adding external battery packs.



Edited by JohnC_21, 19 July 2014 - 11:29 AM.

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