TuskenTower on 11 Jun 2008 13:48:39 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] How to figure out my UPS needs

On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 4:30 PM, Michael Leone <turgon@mike-leone.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 4:13 PM, TuskenTower <tuskentower@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> I am trying to figure what I need in case the power goes out for more
>>>> than a day.
>>> More than a day? You want to run everything on battery power for more
>>> than a day?
>> I can dream right? :)
> Well, you'll either need a generator, or the bank of batteries from a
> submarine ... :-)

I have used generators in my parents home to supply power to the sump
pumps.  The hard part was finding a unit that supported the spike
capacity of two sump pumps.  After losing power for almost 12 hours, I
am considering a small scale one to keep the fridge going.

> Seriously - how often does your power go out for more than a day? Or
> more than say 4-5 hours? I can't remember the last time my power was
> out (in South Philly) for hours ....

For that long, not often, except for today.  However my subdivision
suffers from frequent short term power loss.  I know I need to buy
something to keep the VOIP service up and running, but I had not spent
the time looking at it.  My wife and I just had a baby, so I'm a bit

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