Re: What UPS to buy
On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 13:59:28 -0600
Hugo Vanwoerkom <email@example.com> wrote:
> Andrei Popescu wrote:
> > On Sun, 4 Feb 2007 19:44:30 -0500
> > Kevin Coyner <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> Some of APC's UPS units allow you to set the voltage sensitivity
> >> via dip switches, some of the units allow you to set it via
> >> software, and some don't let you adjust the sensitivity. So if
> >> you plan to back up your battery powered UPS with an external
> >> generator, make sure to get a UPS with an adjustment for voltage
> >> sensitivity.
> > About two years ago, we had trouble at work due to an APC UPS that
> > would kick in every night. As we needed the computer at 5:00 AM we
> > had to connect the computer directly. When my boss wanted to throw
> > away the "faulty" UPS I took it home. After a Google search I found
> > the User's Manual describing the above mentioned dip-switches.
> > Needless to say I now have a pretty good working UPS, because of the
> > power fluctuations in my country and the stupidity of our IT-Service
> > (who couldn't figure out how to solve the problem).
> Still the same battery?
Yup. But I'm not sure how old it is. I use it mostly for (very short)
power fluctuations because the wiring in my apartment block is *very*
bad and the refrigerator might trigger a reboot.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.