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Date:      Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:12:31 -1000
From:      Al Plant <noc@hdk5.net>
To:        Erich Dollansky <erich@alogt.com>
Cc:        Frank Leonhardt <frank2@fjl.co.uk>, yudi v <yudi.tux@gmail.com>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: UPS buying suggestion
Message-ID:  <5260990F.2050108@hdk5.net>
In-Reply-To: <20131017092319.3bcf7cd5@X220.ovitrap.com>
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Erich Dollansky wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> On Wed, 16 Oct 2013 10:44:52 -1000
> Al Plant <noc@hdk5.net> wrote:
> 
>> Erich Dollansky wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> On Wed, 16 Oct 2013 12:35:32 +1000
>>> yudi v <yudi.tux@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Aloha,
>> I have 4 battery backups that I think are the older big brother of
>> the one that Eric is using. APC 900. I have replaced the batteries
>> with external Stationary Batteries. (Look like truck batteries, but
>> have small bolt on connections for backup systems.) I have them
>> hooked up in a cage beside the backups  in my shed. I have used the
>> backups for up to 10 hours of uptime as a test.
> 
> how long does it take to recharge the battery?
>> Here in Hawaii on Oahu island where I live, power outages are common. 
> 
> The moment the name of an island sound so good that you want to live on
> it, they have problems with electricity. I am currently in Bali which
> is not so bad but Jawa is real bad if you do not live near the power
> station.
> 
>> Many people have installed solar now since a car hitting an electric 
>> pole is almost a daily problem. As is a contractor digging and
>> breaking cables. Corroded fuses blowing on power line transformers
>> are also a major problem on any Pacific island. One of my clients
>> went down for 7 hours during the busy time last week for business.
>> They do have backup for gracefully shutting down computers that lasts
>> about 30 minutes, so they can get the customers cashed out with their
>> purchases,
>>
> What are 7h down-time? Just a coffee break. It happens in Jawa very
> often. Diesel generators are a good investment there.
> 
> Erich
>> ~Al Plant - Honolulu, Hawaii -  Phone:  808-284-2740
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>>    < email: noc@hdk5.net >
>> "All that's really worth doing is what we do for others."- Lewis
>> Carrol
>>
>> _______________________________________________
Yes the price of paradise!~

Two transformers blew. The 2nd when the first went back on line and they 
take about 3 and a half hours to replace.

-- 

~Al Plant - Honolulu, Hawaii -  Phone:  808-284-2740
   + http://hawaiidakine.com + http://freebsdinfo.org +
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   < email: noc@hdk5.net >
"All that's really worth doing is what we do for others."- Lewis Carrol




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