[rescue] Re: APC MasterSwitch alternatives
ghub005 at xtra.co.nz
Thu Aug 26 20:08:11 CDT 2004
I've been looking for alternatives to an APC MasterSwitch. These are
essentially smart power strips that can be commanded over
serial/ethernet to drop load to some ports, etc... intended for
I need (well, want...) that remote reboot capability, but at $250 on
fleabay (and not having seen one at the MIT flea)... the price is
just out there. I considered getting more UPSs, since they're
actually a little cheeper and can often be commanded to drop load,
but they tend to drop load to everything or nothing...
Short of building one myself (it could eventually come to that,
despite my lack of ee), are there any alternatives?
Keep an eye out for Western Telematics stuff
It is stupidly expensive when new, but should be worth a lot less when it is
used. I once picked up an 8-port NPS-230 for about $20 at a local auction.
Unfortunately I've never tracked these on FleaBay, so I don't know how
common they are there.
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