home router battery backup

Andy Ringsmuth andy at andyring.com
Thu Jan 13 15:44:07 UTC 2022


> On Jan 13, 2022, at 9:22 AM, Mark Tinka <mark at tinka.africa> wrote:
> 
>> The power company said the rotating outages would be 30-45 minutes, which I do have UPS capacity to handle. But the rotating outage went close to 2 hours, exhausting my UPS capacity and getting to the point where I was more concerned about the temperature in the building.
> 
> Having had extensive experience with load shedding growing up this side of the world (sadly), the outage period announced by the power company may or may not include the time required to re-energize the affected areas.
> 
> So when they say 30 - 45 minutes, you should ask them if that includes or excludes the time allowance for re-energizing.

The utility had never experienced that before either. The entire city only had a couple hours notice that this would be happening.

Oh well. We got through it.



-Andy


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