home router battery backup

Dave Taht dave.taht at gmail.com
Wed Jan 12 18:43:43 UTC 2022

I too see very little gear protected by a UPS. In nicaragua, even,
when I lived there, and the power flickered 6x times a day, "normal"
people just accepted it.

However, with the huge implosion of battery costs and increase in
power from the cellphone revolution, and how little power most home
routing gear uses (usually under 6w) it really does strike me
as plausible we could see a capable battery land in more home routing
gear as a feature more users might buy, and not just for backup

On Wed, Jan 12, 2022 at 10:39 AM Aaron C. de Bruyn via NANOG
<nanog at nanog.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 12, 2022 at 10:18 AM Andy Ringsmuth <andy at andyring.com> wrote:
>> Given that most people barely even know what their home router is, I suspect the percentage would be somewhere south of 1 percent. Outside of my home, I honestly cannot recall EVER seeing someone’s home using a battery backup for their internet infrastructure.
> Same here.  The only people I've seen that have battery backups for their home routers are fellow geeks.  I even bought one and shipped it to my ~70-year-old mother...and she just doesn't want to install it.  "Too complicated".
>> I personally do, but of course I (and probably everyone on this list) am by no means representative of the population at large in this particular area.
> Same.  My home office has 3 Cyberpower 2500 VA double-conversion UPS units backed by Champion transfer switches.  Power goes out, and ~45 seconds later I'm running on generator power.
> My local ISP runs out of power well before I do.  Thankfully there's Starlink.
> Short of an asteroid hitting my office, it's highly unlikely I'll ever be offline. ;)
> -A

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