15 October, 2008
bloody power cut
Well, as mentioned yesterday, today is an important day for Apple's announcement. (BTW, what else can be more important than Apple news?) Right after watching the Apple Keynote on this morning's Special Event and just started writing a report on today's announcement, I lost the power. Lucky that my UPS (uninterruptible power supply) kicked in.
(as usual, more photos follow...)
Until today, I've never had to use the backup power as I haven't experienced power cut since I bought this UPS device. Besides providing back-up power, it comes with a surge protector as well as regulating output waveforms.
This is a non-brand UPS device I got from Jaycar. It was the highest capacity one available there. Boy, the UPS device is very heavy. (Large batteries are heavy.)
This one is more like a powerboard, three out of six outlets have power backup protection. Again, the weight of it is not light. I connect my ADSL modem and Time Capsule (1TB) onto the battery protected outlets of it.
The UPS provides me about an hour of power usage (iMac and internet connection) during today's power cut. If I needed to access internet for longer, I could've switched to my MacBook Pro and use Vodafone mobile broadband for emergency internet connection.
I think I might need more backup power devices, perhaps a backup power generator. Well, you can never have too much protection.
(to Don: Antony is poor.)
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Posted by Antony on 15 October 2008 7:16 PM | gadget
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