Do I need a UPS for my 3D printer?

In case of a power failure, the primary role of the UPS is to provide enough time for the 3D printer to properly stop the printing process and safely shut down the system. Printing material that remains in the print block (Polyjet Printer) during a power failure can polymerize.

Should printers be connected to UPS?

It is recommended the Laser Printer have its own designated circuit, as the high current draw of a Laser Printer can “sag” the utility line causing low voltage situations. The Laser Printer should not be plugged into a UPS’s Battery Outlets OR in to its Surge Only Outlets.

Should a printer be plugged into a power strip?

http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02548121 says “Make sure that you connect the product directly to an electrical outlet and not to a surge protector or power strip.”

Should printer be plugged into surge protectors?

There are electronics in a printer vulnerable to a power surge. As long as you don’t plug them into a UPS or a UPS’s surge-only outlets, you should be fine.

What are drivers for printers?

A printer driver is a piece of software that translates your computer data into a format your printer can understand. Each printer is built with different hardware and software, so your computer needs to learn how to give instructions to each particular machine. That’s what a printer driver is used for.


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