Re: Debian Compatable UPS?
On 09/20/2005 04:16 pm, John Hasler wrote:
> Josh Battles writes:
> > I would think that a marine deep cycle would be better suited to the
> > task...
> Only if you expect to have a power failure every day. Deep cycle batteries
> are designed to be deeply discharged with great frequency. Car batteries
> are designed to frequently delivery large amounts of current and be either
> on float charge or disconnected most of the time. The ideal is a standby
> power battery, but car batteries are close enough and readily available.
> Try to get one that you can add water to and check the electrolyte level
> regularly. It'll last a lot longer.
I have an emergency power supply (it is not a UPS) that uses gel lead acid
batteries, so I keep it indoors and don't worry about ventilation. I use it
a few times a year during storms and it can even power a computer, DSL
router, monitor, etc.
I would have bought a UPS for my computer but I don't know of any low cost UPS
units that are compatible with Linux.
> Battery boxes should be plastic.
I have never seen a metal battery box.