Texas internet connectivity declining due to blackouts

Michael Thomas mike at mtcc.com
Wed Feb 17 21:28:59 UTC 2021

On 2/17/21 1:23 PM, borg at uu3.net wrote:
> Hold on.. Math doesnt add-up here.
> Are you telling me that a gallon propane tank (3.8l) can last
> 24 hours for about 1000W power generation. Are you sure?
> I could belive for 6 hours... maybe 8.. not 24 hours.
> So either you are using up 200-300W.. or you have superior power
> generator. Can you share what are you using?

Sorry I noticed my error right after I hit send. I meant a 5 gallon 
tank, not 1. Inverter generators are definitely worth the extra cost though.


> ---------- Original message ----------
> From: Michael Thomas <mike at mtcc.com>
> To: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: Re: Texas internet connectivity declining due to blackouts
> Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2021 09:56:06 -0800
> 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.
> Mike

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