"chilloh" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> LVTravel;936794 Wrote:
>> "chilloh" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> news:firstname.lastname@example.org...> > >
>> > >
>> > > yes man thanks alot.
>> > >
>> > > but does it work for every device except a pc because i want to use
>> > it
>> > > for my gaming console.
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > --
>> > > chilloh > >
>> It will work for anything you plug into it up to the power rating for
>> device. They are designed to power devices for a specific amount of
>> and won't work indefinitely as they do run off of a battery.
>> I have 10 UPS in my home, with various power ratings, with TVs,
>> lights and even my cell phone charger plugged into them. Summer or
>> we lose electricity a lot where I live.
>> See 'Uninterruptible power supply - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia'
>> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uninter...e_power_supply) for
>> discussion on UPSs.
>> Not knowing where you are posting from or where your "friend" lives
>> you are going on vacation, he may or may not have access to purchase
>> reliable device. In the US, there are many suppliers of UPSs, among
>> 'www.tripplite.com' (http://www.tripplite.com) or 'www.APC.com'
> another question sorry
> if you hookup a ups on a device does it automaticly measuresup the
> device's voltage so there no problem will occure.
A UPS device will normally deliver only one voltage as it's output. That
would be the same voltage as the standard voltage in the country where the
device is used.
Again, not knowing where the game console or UPS were purchased or what
country they will be used in there are two common voltage ranges. 110 or
220 volts and either 50 or 60 cycles AC current (don't worry about the 50-60
cycles). If you have a game console purchased in a country where 110 volts
is normal and you plug into a UPS in a country where 220 volts is normal you
will probably have a very bad experience, it will fry the game console. In
the reverse, the console just won't work.
Now, some game consoles have a universal power supply that will convert
either 110 or 220 volts to the proper amount of volts for use by the game
console. You will have to read your game console's manual, or if there is a
transformer adaptor or inline brick on the power cable, to determine the
voltage requirements and you will have to contact your friend to determine
the output voltage of his UPS (especially if you are in different countries)
to determine if they are compatible.
Also the physical plug will be different if you are using 110 and the friend
is using 220 volt systems. There are adaptors readily available to convert
the plugs to different standards. See:
for information about the
different plug types. DO NOT USE AN ADAPTER TO SIMPLY PLUG IN A 110 VOLT
DEVICE INTO A 220 VOLT POWER SOURCE WITHOUT USING SOME TYPE OF STEPDOWN