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From: Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Any UPS recommendations?
Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2013 16:10:50
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Any UPS recommendations? by Walter Dnes
1 Walter Dnes wrote:
2 > I think my UPS is dying. Time to get a new one. It's been years, so
3 > there may be new tech out there I don't know about. My normal usage is
4 > * 1 LCD monitor 24"
5 > * 1 (sometimes 2) "desktop" PCs connected to the monitor
6 > * 1 ADSL router/modem
7 >
8 > What brand and VA rating would people recommend. The stuff I'm
9 > concerned about is the 2 or 3 times a year I get power flickers, or a
10 > short outage. And also, if power is out for more than 5 minutes, and
11 > the battery is running low, I want the PC to be able to sense that and
12 > execute /usr/sbin/hibernate
13 >
16 I'll add what I have. I have a CyberPower UPS. It's a 1350va model.
17 It works fine. The software, doesn't seem to allow me to change
18 settings tho. When I have power problems, it is one of two things.
19 Long blinks of a couple to several seconds or dead for hours. I wanted
20 to change it so that it would auto shutdown when the battery got to
21 about 50% or so. I don't see any need in running the thing down all the
22 way when the power will not be back on in time to prevent a shutdown
23 anyway. So, UPS works fine for what I need but software has a few limits.
25 I have a Cooler Master case with lots of large fans, Gigabyte mobo,
26 16Bgs of ram, 4 hard drives, DVD burner and a 22" LG monitor plus a DSL
27 modem and a Linksys router plugged in. According to the software, it
28 runs at about 20% of its rated 1350va.
30 This is also the second CyperPower UPS that I have had. The last one
31 works but the plugs are a bit loose. When I got the one above, I did
32 some work on the old one and use it for my TV now. I also had to
33 replace the batteries in the old one after about 6 or 7 years. I bought
34 the old one back in 2003 or so. It is dependable.
36 I read some of the other posts too, I have always read that APC has
37 better Linux support. It just depends on what you can afford and IF you
38 need all the fancy controls. ;-)
40 Hope that helps.
42 Dale
44 :-) :-)
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