Posted 28 March 2007 - 04:55 PM
The Belkin was the worst. I found the computer off when I woke up one morning, it should have been running. My first thought was the PSU or worse, but it turned on after I cycled the rocker switch. It happened again, so I repeated the "fix". The third time I saw it happen. The table lamp dimmed so it was a power fluctuation. The UPS had continued to supply juice under normal conditions, only the battery was dead.
When the APC died it put out an alarm. No guesswork or troubleshooting necessary.
Both were three or four years old. Down to my last one now.
redundancy through duplication
Posted 28 March 2007 - 05:10 PM
Posted 28 March 2007 - 05:38 PM
I need to get a UPS before summer and brownouts are here. Ontario shutting down all of its coal fired power plants by 2010? Not bloody likely.
I think this will be yet another hot Summer here in Colorado.
Posted 28 March 2007 - 06:17 PM
Edited by Farfik, 28 March 2007 - 06:18 PM.
Posted 28 March 2007 - 07:38 PM
Now fixing the discontinued 2000VA rack mount APC unit at work that constantly switches on and off battery would make my day. The UPS is past end of life
Posted 29 March 2007 - 04:52 AM
I'll have to agree with all other points above: weak winter, hot summer so far, and get a new battery.