I have a rack that contains my A/V equipment (big screen TV, A/V receiver, cable box) and my network equipment (server, modem, router). I want clean power supply for the A/V equipment for whenever I have main power and pure sine wave AC for the network equipment for whenever I lose main power.
I am trying to understand if I can effectively accomplish both needs with the CyberPower (A/V equipment on the surge only outlets and network equipment on the battery outlets). However I wonder why the Panamax (power conditioner only) is more expensive than the CyberPower (battery plus some power conditioning?).
I feel that in spite of the added functionality and lower price of the CybePower, the Panamax is still good for something. However, is it good for my own limited application needs or is it overkill? I am in an area that experiences power interruptions due to rain and snow storms. In addition, I don't trust the way the electrician redistributed the circuits when the home was upgraded from 100A to 200A (this was long before I bought the home). So I am happy to spend money on power conditioners/line regulators if that means they are effectively protecting my more expensive A/V and network equipment.
Can someone please explain the differences between the CyberPower and the Panamax for when there is main power (i.e. do not take into account the battery function on the CyberPower). Feel free to indulge me with the detailed technical characteristics as most of the discussions I have read so far appear to be more out of personal preference or cost-conscious, and less subjective.
Also, what are your thoughts on combining both (i.e. the CyberPower is powered by the Panamax and so is essentially acting as battery backup only) like I saw suggested on another thread.