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Advice on 10kva APC or 11kva MGE - both 8000 watts...

Advice on 10kva APC or 11kva MGE - both 8000 watts...

Advice on 10kva APC or 11kva MGE - both 8000 watts...

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Hi,

Having gone through the APC and MGE UPS selectors, I get APC recommending their 10kva Smart UPS RT (rated to handle 8000 watts) and MGE recommending their 11kva Comet Extreme, again rated at 8000 watts.

In my simplistic mind I thought I was getting more bang for buck from the MGE being an extra 1kva up on the APC and being able to get it for the same price. However, they are both rated at 8000 watts so is there any real difference between the two and can anyone recommend either? ponder

Thanks

Dan

RE: Advice on 10kva APC or 11kva MGE - both 8000 watts...

It's all about power factor. You will probably find that the guys from APC have rated their UPS at 0.8PF and the MG boys at about 0.7-0.8, there won't be any difference in reality. Comet Extremes are right buggers to work with, never seen a Smart in that size though so can't comment on these.

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