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UPS recommendations

Postby sunray » Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:58 pm

Anyone have any experience with ups power backup thinking of getting one to run my station when the power fails.
So it can still upload to internet / twitter.
Will need to run the desktop tower / Modem / Lacrosse console
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Re: UPS recommendations

Postby Fu Manchu » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:40 pm

Why not call Jason Jordan at 6PR tonight for IT talkback 12am-1am? ...yeah its late.
It would be a good question though

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Re: UPS recommendations

Postby Lert » Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:56 pm

Do you need no-break power? If not you can think about the system I use which is a deep cycle battery running a 300watt inverter (Dick Smith) which does a laptop, ADSL modem, a fluro light with plenty of capacity left over.

A desktop, depending on how power hungry it is might be too much for a small inverter. A true UPS will cost more.. etc etc
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Re: UPS recommendations

Postby sunray » Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:36 pm

Thanks Guys,
Just wanted something to run for say 30mins after the power gets cut.
Up in the here in the Perth hills - the power goes during most storms (trees over lines).

Might get in touch with Jason - I hear he has an interest in weather stations too

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