Texas internet connectivity declining due to blackouts
mike at mtcc.com
Wed Feb 17 17:56:06 UTC 2021
On 2/17/21 9:40 AM, Aaron C. de Bruyn via NANOG wrote:
> It might not be an easy fix in the moment, but in the long run, buy a
> generator and install a propane tank.
> When power prices spike to insane levels like this, just flip your
> transfer switch over and run off propane.
> When utility power becomes cheaper, switch back to the grid.
> Maybe some sort of Raspberry Pi to monitor the current prices and do
> the transfer automatically. (language warning:
> Protip: If you're blacked out, it doesn't matter what the price of
> power is.
We just run extension cords and don't have a transfer switch. It's
pretty surprising what you can run on about a kw. A gallon propane tank
lasts close to 24 for us.
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