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[ale] OT: U.P.S. Recommendations
Bob Toxen wrote:
> Some of the previous posters make good points about very sensitive
> equipment and generators. (I have yet to try driving my UPSs from
> my fairly new generator.)
> That said, I've used exclusively APC for about 12 years with excellent
> success. That includes NO fried equipment even though one of my ceiling
> fans fried during a storm. Standard boxes, even cheap white boxes,
> will do just fine with APC or others that only invert when the Georgia
> Power doesn't.
> IMPORTANT NOTES ESPECIALLY AS WE HAVE ENTERED THUNDERSTORM SEASON:
> 1. You need to change your UPS batteries every 3-5 years. To test
> their health shut your systems down and boot to the BIOS level
> and leave them there. That means that you will NOT have active
> file systems that could get corrupted on abrupt shut down.
Better yet, boot to a bootable OS like knoppix or something so you have
a gui running that will really pull more juice then the bios screen.
Just make sure that the bootable OS doesn't mount any existing file systems.
Until later, Geoffrey
Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little
temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
- Benjamin Franklin