Re: What UPS to buy
* Hugo Vanwoerkom <email@example.com> [070204 17:34]:
> Russell L. Harris wrote:
> >I currently am well pleased with Powerware units, which are used in
> >the broadcast industry. Powerware advertises advanced battery
> >management circuitry which is said to increase battery life by a
> >substantial factor. Also, even the lower-cost Powerware units provide
> >a nearly-sinusoidal waveform, rather than a stepped wave. (The more
> >expensive Powerware units provide a pure sinusoid.) Powerware may be
> >purchased in the US through BSW (www.bswusa.com).
> >Another respectable UPS manufacturer is Tripp-Lite.
> But how is their Linux support?
> I would buy Tripp-Lite because it is readily available here in Mexico,
> but, again, how is the Linux support?
Regarding Linux support, I haven't any idea. When I come in, I power
up the UPS and switch on the machine, and when I leave I switch off
the machine and power down the UPS. For me, automatic shutdown is
secondary to fire safety and reliability; your priorities may differ
If more users demanded reliability -- rather than being swayed
by slick advertising -- perhaps Linux developers would support
Powerware and Tripp-Lite as aggressively as they support APC.