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Josh-D. S. Davis

Xaminmo / Omnimax / Max Omni / Mad Scientist / Midnight Shadow / Radiation Master

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Power's out in our neighborhood.
Josh 201604 KWP
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When I called, CoServ's ACD told me all lines were busy, try again later. Doh. I did, and the auto-system says I'll have power by 3:30pm or so.

Anyway, I got everything shutdown and am running the laptop off of cellphone tether.

I showed Erica how to open the garage door when the power's out.

I remembered we have a gas fireplace that warms the livingroom and the guestroom.

Things I realized I need to do:
A) I need to disable the beeps on our upses.
B) I need to move the cordless base unit downstairs onto a UPS
C) I need to set up network UPS monitoring so both servers can power down automatically.
D) I need a small UPS for the router upstairs.
E) I need to swap the UPSes between Max and Khai's computers (Max's uses more power).


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VA - divide by 1.875

Cyberpower 435VA (230W) (Batt = 2.5yrs old)
* 346W peak load = 150%
* Max ThinkCentre PC 130W (rated)
* Max 19" TFT 216W (rated)
* Can't find serial cable for this.

Belkin 375VA (200W) (Batt = 1.5yrs old)
* 253W peak load = 126%
* Khai Dell PC 173W (rated)
* Khai 17" TFT 80W (rated)
* Connected via USB, alert at 50% (2-5 mins) and shutdown at 35%

Unprotected:
* Router 12V 1.5A 18W (rated)
* Will probably take the cyberpower for this.
* Phone base, but I have a hardwired phone downstairs, and we have 2 cellphones.

Belkin F6C1500-TW-RK 1500VA (800W)
* 168W Average load
* NS1's IBM TFT 24W (measured)
* DT's Lenovo TFT 16W (measured)
* DT System 80W idle, 176W boot, 120W heavy disk I/O, 160W transcoding & playing video
* NS1 System 80W, 120W heavy disk I/O, 120W compressing files
* Switch 7.5W
* DT uses windows power to alert at 75% and shutdown at 50%
* NS1 uses NUT and shuts down at "low battery" which is somewhere under 30%. This awesome howto helped me:
http://blog.shadypixel.com/monitoring-a-ups-with-nut-on-debian-or-ubuntu-linux/

So I think the next step would be to upgrade the UPS at Max's system and use the Cyberpower for the router upstairs.

UPS on the kids computers? You're a great dad!

Well, I didn't have them set up for hibernate, so their apps had to shutdown... but you know, better than a crash. :)

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