[rescue] [RESOLUTION] APC MasterSwitch alternatives
Michael.Kaegler at marist.edu
Mon Aug 30 15:10:34 CDT 2004
Thanks for everyone's input on MasterSwitch alternatives.
Some people suggested X10. Actually not a bad idea at all, but the
security of it just worries me. I have no reason to suspect or think
that someone would sit outside my house with a X10 transmitter and a
screw driver just to turn my DSL modem off, but I still have that
sense of "ick".
But most people recommended Baytech, first among them Patrick
Giagnocavo. Essentially the same as an APC unit, but not the APC
brand name. I hadn't heard of baytech before, so this was exactly the
answer I was looking for.
What I ended up with was a 20-amp Baytech RPC-3.
The price ($51+$10 ship) was more like what I suspected a
MasterSwitch would cost...and it does what I wanted. Its not clear
right yet if it reports number of amps or anything (I suspect not)
but that'd be just YA-MRTG graph.
Michael Kaegler, Grid Programmer, Information Technology
Marist College, 3399 North Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-575-3128 http://www.nsfgrid.marist.edu
I used to work at a fire hydrant factory. Couldn't park
anywhere near the place.
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