I need to make sure that if the power cuts out the systems are able to shut down properly and save whatever experiments were being run in order to prevent data loss.
There is no official recommendation from Agilent, but even if there were, it would depend on what modules are in your system. I would suggest looking at the user manual for each module and see what the maximum power consumption is, then find a UPS that can handle a bit more the total power consumption of all the modules.
We use an APC Smart-UPS RT 5000 as back-up. It's over-kill for the LC and computer, but was originally purchased to back up the QToF. I do NOT recommend this to back up an Agilent QToF, as we found out that the 208V coming out of the transformer is the wrong phase.
We had a power outage for about 30 minutes this week, and the back-up had plenty of reserve to cover the short time without utility power. We're running a 1200 LC with multi-sampler and cooling option.
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