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 Post subject: suggestions wanted,
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:40 pm 
Klamath
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I know this may not be the appropriate forum to post, I live in an area which is subject to weather power outages. I lost my power last night for about an hour. I need a battery backup to power my cable modem (Motorola surf board) and wireless router(Linksys WRT54G). I have ipads, iphones, laptops that can access ems/weather websites for warnings which of course go dead when my power dies. 1-3 hours is optimum. tia


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 Post subject: Re: suggestions wanted,
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:41 pm 
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What you need is an Uniterruptible Power Supply. However these are not for running for extended periods of time like the times you want. These are mostly so that if power does go out, you have enough time to save your work and safely shut off everything connected to it. I'm also uncertain if during a power outrage, you'll even have internet access because the WAN infrastructure may not be up and running.

If you're looking for ways to get weather reports, nothing beats a crank radio.


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 Post subject: Re: suggestions wanted,
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:08 pm 
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I don't need a UPS per say, as my computers/mobile devices have batteries. I 120 V outlet is req.
UPS filters power variations. not needed
I need power for the 2 devices mentioned to keep my internet connectivity active


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 Post subject: Re: suggestions wanted,
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:26 pm 
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The UPS is for your router and modem.

And to reiterate, your internet infrastructure may not be up and running during a blackout.


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 Post subject: Re: suggestions wanted,
PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:30 am 
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LatiosXT wrote:
The UPS is for your router and modem.

And to reiterate, your internet infrastructure may not be up and running during a blackout.


Just wondering, but does DSL go out if the power goes out?


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 Post subject: Re: suggestions wanted,
PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:49 am 
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Well, usually telecoms and other important infrastructure have generators or batteries to last a while in a blackout, but you can't always expect them to be up.


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 Post subject: Re: suggestions wanted,
PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:58 pm 
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I run 2 UPS systems, 1 for my main PC and Playstation. The other is only for the cable modem and routing equipment which will keep internet up for quite a while once the power goes out, since there is a small electric usage for those.


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