[rescue] Mainframe on eBay

alex at lava-net.com alex at lava-net.com
Sat Sep 17 19:34:03 CDT 2005

if your ups's use 12v batteries (I've seen some crappy ones that use 
6v) then connecting a heavy-duty car (or larger...) battery will give 
you some really nice results.  It works best with older dummer ups's 
as some of the newer ones seem to think there's something wrong with 
the battery and won't power up.  I'm gonna dig up an old 1kva or > 
unit sometime and see how long a truck battery will run my microvax...
Sat, Sep 17, 2005 at 04:25:08PM -0700, Jeffrey Nonken wrote:
> On Sat, 17 Sep 2005 22:02:08 +0000 (UTC), Peter wrote:
> > Your UPS outlasts your power outages? Wow.
> At my last apartment the power was flakey. Glitches all the time. Sometime
> turning on a large appliance seemed to cause a brief power dip.
> My wife and our kids were living with her mother for most of a year. Flakey
> power there too.
> She blames aluminum wiring in both cases.
> In any case, she got ahold of some old UPSes that didn't have much life left
> in the batteries, but for this problem a couple minutes' worth was enough to
> ride out the glitches. Now that we're settled in the new place the power seems
> fine, but I'm running everything on the UPSes anyway.
> On another note, the complex where I was previously (flakey power, see above)
> was recently (after I left, fortunately for me) subject to a nasty surge
> followed by a long-term brownout (~90 volts for several hours). Since PeeCee
> power supplies tend to be cheap, not reliable, I cringe at the potential loss
> of equipment. A decent UPS will generally keep that from being a problem.
> Now I just need some fresh batteries.
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