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I have the last ppc iMac and several external hard drives sitting on my desktop. Since back in the toaster style Mac days, I have always left my desktops on, using slideshows for screen savers. Back in the early days, power supplies left in the "on" position were less suceptable to failure, and I have never changed.

Recently, at least here in No.Va. the power company has become less reliable and the on/off jolt every time there is a rain storm, or high winds is defeating the "PowerOn" concept. So, I'm thinking a battery backup "No Break" system might be the answer. I would sure appreciate some recommendations as to the best one to seek out, alla Best Buy, or Micro Center, or some other outlet? I have a HUGE 12 volt Deep discharge Marine battery left over from the last boating season that could be utilized.

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APC, in my opinion is the best UPS (uninterrupted power supply) vendor in the business.

I use one of these models with my NAS and it works great. I picked it up for about $70 at Costco. Well worth it, but you may need several of them.

APC - Back-UPS ES - Product Information

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I will have two printers, the iMac, and a couple external drives. The printers draw very little and one goes to sleep if not in use. The heavy draw witll be the iMac, and I cannot recall what it draws, but I'm sure the specs are out there.

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