Greengate Ranch Remodel
Remodeling a Daylight Ranch in Oregon

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Home Theater #10 - UPS to Protect the Projector

I bought an APC uninterruptible power supply (UPS)to protect the projector bulb. A sudden shut-off can shorten the life or even ruin a $300 bulb - so the $50 for additional 10 to 15 minutes of continued operation is worth it. This will give us time to properly shut the projector down if the power goes down.

I selected APC, since it is the "standard" for UPS units. The best price I could find was through Amazon, including free shipping.

Rather than try to hide the UPS, I am mounting it on the beam near the projector. I will keep it back at least a couple of feet to allow maximum air flow around the projector, and not transfer any heat.

I am still looking into adding an additional fan up by the projector to cool the area further, but I don't want to stir up extra dust either.


Ethan said...

Have you considered a fan with a filter to remove particulates? I can't tell you how many times my APC has saved me a lot of work on my computer. Good planning

TTFWEB said...

The fan filter is a good idea. I will need to look into it. Keeping the projector clean and cool is the priority.

SmilingJudy said...

LOOOOOVE, LOVE, LOVE my APC. One of the best purchases of my life and barely more $$ than the "high-end" surge-protecting strips. Love your blog, btw. It's always very informative.

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