UPS Recommendations

Andrew McNabb amcnabb at mcnabbs.org
Thu Aug 26 13:31:35 MDT 2010


On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 01:11:22PM -0600, Tyler Harmor wrote:
> Having had several UPS' fail on me over the years, I can agree with that
> statement at it's core.  The problem with it however, is if not UPS (battery
> tech), then what?  Unfortunately, there aren't many viable options available
> out there today (short of having a diesel generating on standby next to your
> garage).

Thanks for pointing out that I was being unclear.  If the battery fails
and there's a black-out, then the UPS can't do anything but fail.
However, in the case I was referring to earlier, the UPS failed when
there was still AC power available.  The stupid thing turned off because
the battery was having a problem, even though it didn't actually need to
use the battery at that time.  I've seen this several times with APC
UPSes.  Hopefully they've fixed this design problem in newer models.

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