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    Question Using a no-break (UPS)

    Hey guys.
    I tried searching for, but couldn't find any post about this.
    I'm considering buying a no-break to keep playing for some time during a power outage.
    At first I was trying to figure out what was the best brand, considering cost and benefit.
    But than I came across some comments about using a no-break on videogames, people said it's a known bad idea.
    But I couldn't find (yet) anything related to the risks or whatever reason it's a bad idea.
    Do you know anything about it?

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    i work as an electrician and can tell you there is absolutely no harm in using a UPS system on a video console. i have a installed lot's of UPS systems for various applications including desktop computers. even tho i don't see why you would want to buy a UPS for your WII there's is absolutely no risk connected to it (btw a UPS ain't cheap either )

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    Thanks for the answer, man.
    The reason is that in my city, whenever rains a bit the lights go off.
    And I don't appreciate losing my progress, or even having to stop playing for the few minutes the lights go down.
    Oh, and I have a home APC here, 600VA. Just have to buy the battery.
    Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoostinOnline
    Maybe get a giant hamster and have it run on a hamster wheel. Inject it with steroids if necessary.
    I would've suggested a squirrel instead, but mine all exploded because of the people using Brick My Wii D:

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoostinOnline
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoostinOnline View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by jejeba86 View Post
    Hey guys.
    I tried searching for, but couldn't find any post about this.
    I'm considering buying a no-break to keep playing for some time during a power outage.
    At first I was trying to figure out what was the best brand, considering cost and benefit.
    But than I came across some comments about using a no-break on videogames, people said it's a known bad idea.
    But I couldn't find (yet) anything related to the risks or whatever reason it's a bad idea.
    Do you know anything about it?
    The only problem I could find in using one is that if your ever caught in middle of an update of some sort or messing with you wads/IOS's or something with the system itself and the no break loses its juice then you'd be out of luck and possibly brick..

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    well if the no-break is drawing power from the wall it's impossible for the no-break to lose power. and therefore completely save to use. and off course it wouldn't be smart to start messing with wads/ios's and so on when yo are actually running on battery power but i think everybody knows that. also most UPS systems give a loud annoying alarm signal when they lose wall power. wo you will now when your running on battery's (that and if the rest of your house ain't working either xD)

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    Quote Originally Posted by infin1ty View Post
    well if the no-break is drawing power from the wall it's impossible for the no-break to lose power. and therefore completely save to use. and off course it wouldn't be smart to start messing with wads/ios's and so on when yo are actually running on battery power but i think everybody knows that. also most UPS systems give a loud annoying alarm signal when they lose wall power. wo you will now when your running on battery's (that and if the rest of your house ain't working either xD)
    Not everyone is smart enough to realize those things..lol just thought Id mention it.

    troll the forums a little more.. you'll change your mind about everyone knowing better..lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shift_Lock View Post
    Not everyone is smart enough to realize those things..lol just thought Id mention it.

    troll the forums a little more.. you'll change your mind about everyone knowing better..lol
    lol your absolutely right

    and sorry if it sounded like i was trolling i wasn't

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