home router battery backup
mike at mtcc.com
Wed Jan 12 23:08:33 UTC 2022
On 1/12/22 2:37 PM, Ahmed elBornou wrote:
> Do we know if there are common reasons why these power outages are on
> the rise across different states and if this is expected to continue ?
Climate change. We're living it. That and PG&E is corrupt.
> On Wed, Jan 12, 2022 at 11:43 AM Michael Thomas <mike at mtcc.com> wrote:
> On 1/12/22 11:25 AM, Fred Baker wrote:
> >> On Jan 12, 2022, at 10:37 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
> >> 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. ;)
> > In my case (California, home of SCE and PG&E), we have been
> notified by our electrical grid operators that power can go down
> at any time, for any reason, and any duration. I have just moved,
> so I am speaking in a historical context and future plans, but we
> have solar electricity as well and have a battery in the home that
> in effect backs up part of the house. We don't back up the
> Internet service, because frankly if power is down in the grid I'm
> not sure my favorite router is all that important, in addition to
> the considerations already mentioned. But power can and does go
> down - even without asteroids.
> We just installed a battery too, but it will probably only last ~1
> and much less than that in winter. We're in the process of looking
> at a
> generator that interfaces directly with the inverter so that it
> the grid, the battery, the solar and the generator along with the
> transfer switch. It's gone from being the occasional nuisance in the
> winter to all year long these days. Our power outage over the
> lasted 12 days. This isn't just a rural problem anymore in
> it's a pretty much everywhere problem now.
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