WIth an oversized unit just hook up them lasers. No problemo. They are under a KW and usually only for a short time.

On UPS we have discovered:

Laser Printers.
Large Copy Machines.
Small personal heaters!!
Huge Bunn Coffee Machine (Had to let that one ride!!)

Basically it's the small UPS that you would have a problem with Lasers on. What you're talking about could easily handle printers.

Generators are wonderful but maintenance, fuel, and electrical wiring will set you back a lot. Replacing the batteries every 3/4 years on this UPS likely a fair bit less.


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On 1/17/2020 3:34 PM, Jeff Crosby wrote:
All,

Our IBM i is in the cloud, so the UPS we have is now way oversized.
Liebert Nfinity installed in 2004. It's had batteries replaced, etc and
served us well during the 2-hour power outage yesterday. But seriously, we
don't need 180 minutes run time. :) I have a quote for a replacement.

I got to thinking about something yesterday. Even without power, if we had
a way for our laser printer(s) to work, we could have continued on our
merry way, though somewhat in the dark.

Laser printers should not/cannot be placed on a UPS due to power draw.
What about a portable generator? With the assurance that we have clean
power coming out of it. We wouldn't need EVERY laser printer running, just
one of them.

Anybody ever do this?

Thanks.


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