Oct. 3, 2018 EAS Presidential Alert test

Brian Kantor Brian at ampr.org
Tue Oct 9 18:58:31 UTC 2018

Many of those lightweight UPS units have a very small battery in
them and are really designed to 1) carry the computer across a power
flicker, or 2) provide a few minutes to shut down the computer in
a controlled manner.

Units with much bigger batteries to last a day are much more expensive
and much heavier.

If you're thinking of investing in one, download the manual and
take a look at the runtime-vs-load chart.  I believe you'll be
disappointed.  I was.
	- Brian

On Tue, Oct 09, 2018 at 02:50:10PM -0400, bzs at theworld.com wrote:
> A good home investment people don't immediately think of (I'm sure
> some here have) is one of those inexpensive computer UPS's.  An
> off-the-shelf 1500VA is usually under $200 or thereabouts.
> One can run anything off one, like a radio or lamp. Not a lot but I'd
> imagine 1500VA would keep a small radio and 6W LED 100W equivalent
> lumens running for 24 hours? Probably more. And it'll recharge phones,
> batteries, etc.

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