[sclug] Victim of unprovoked power pailures

Bob Franklin r.c.franklin at reading.ac.uk
Fri Dec 16 11:46:47 UTC 2005

On Thu, 15 Dec 2005, Patrick wrote:

> Last night there was a power failure in Earley whcih lasted over an hour 
> and when i got up this morning, it wasn't working right. ...

As an aside, I'm sure power cuts are becoming much more frequent than they 
used to be 20 years or so ago.

I got fed up of them and bought a UPS about 2.5 years ago.  Only problem 
was I found the batteries were duff recently; although the UPS checks them 
every 14 days, these had a weird problem where they worked perfectly for 
about a minute, then conked out.  Goes to show you have to properly test 
them, every so often.

[As another aside, the UPS logs the voltage on the incoming supply every 
few minutes - it's amazing how much variation there is -- I've had up to 

   - Bob

  Bob Franklin <r.c.franklin at reading.ac.uk>          +44 (0)118 378 7147
  Systems and Communications, IT Services, The University of Reading, UK

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