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Message 8191 - Posted: 31 May 2010, 20:11:16 UTC

The storms that passed through the central USA cause three separate power failures today in my area and the UPS did not have time to recharge between them. So, I had to power everything off during the last outage. I was in the process of getting the backup generator up and running when the power came back on. Now that the UPS is charged back up and the Collatz database checked out OK, everything is back online.

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Message 8193 - Posted: 31 May 2010, 20:49:43 UTC

We got hit hard down here in Plainfield too, no damage but it sure looked skeery out there for a while :)

Glad you are back up and running


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Message 8199 - Posted: 1 Jun 2010, 11:34:47 UTC - in response to Message 8191.

The storms that passed through the central USA cause three separate power failures today in my area and the UPS did not have time to recharge between them. So, I had to power everything off during the last outage. I was in the process of getting the backup generator up and running when the power came back on. Now that the UPS is charged back up and the Collatz database checked out OK, everything is back online.


I too am glad all is okay again!! But I hope you don't send that stuff towards the East Coast, I am in Northern Virginia and don't need it thanks!!

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Message 8207 - Posted: 1 Jun 2010, 22:43:25 UTC - in response to Message 8199.

The storms that passed through the central USA cause three separate power failures today in my area and the UPS did not have time to recharge between them. So, I had to power everything off during the last outage. I was in the process of getting the backup generator up and running when the power came back on. Now that the UPS is charged back up and the Collatz database checked out OK, everything is back online.


I too am glad all is okay again!! But I hope you don't send that stuff towards the East Coast, I am in Northern Virginia and don't need it thanks!!


You did it anyway! The storms came thru here today and it poured like the great flood was starting all over again for about 30 minutes, the lightening flashed, the thunder rumbled and then it got sunny and the driveway dried up! Dropped the temp almost 15F in that 30 minutes. Some people lost power but most are back on now, I have underground utilities so mine is okay.

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Message 9238 - Posted: 16 Aug 2010, 23:30:33 UTC

Because of such problems here in rural southern Oregon, I have removed the small 12V battery from my middle-aged Tripplite 1000W UPS, drilled a hole in the UPS case through which to run leads, and have attached a large-capacity RV battery. It works perfectly, and runs my server for several hours before requiring system shutdown.

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Message 9241 - Posted: 17 Aug 2010, 9:45:34 UTC - in response to Message 9238.

Because of such problems here in rural southern Oregon, I have removed the small 12V battery from my middle-aged Tripplite 1000W UPS, drilled a hole in the UPS case through which to run leads, and have attached a large-capacity RV battery. It works perfectly, and runs my server for several hours before requiring system shutdown.


I will have to tell my wifes cousin about what you did, he lives near Portland, I think, and also lives in the middle of nowhere! I guess that means, since we have a survey of two people, that Oregon is all rural with no big cities?

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Message 9249 - Posted: 18 Aug 2010, 4:51:21 UTC - in response to Message 9238.

Because of such problems here in rural southern Oregon, I have removed the small 12V battery from my middle-aged Tripplite 1000W UPS, drilled a hole in the UPS case through which to run leads, and have attached a large-capacity RV battery. It works perfectly, and runs my server for several hours before requiring system shutdown.


Great idea. Not all my machines are on a UPS and I have a couple of 500W UPS that I could use. I wonder how long it takes the charger made for the smaller battery to charge up the RV battery to full when the power comes back on.


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