[CentOS] "power outage"-save / like embedded systems

Tue Sep 30 18:06:47 UTC 2014
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

On Tue, September 30, 2014 12:50 pm, John R Pierce wrote:
> On 9/30/2014 10:28 AM, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
>> And APC is the best in
>> my experience. (Of course, there will be a couple of brands with
>> hardware
>> on the same level...)
> actually, I'd take an Eaton Powerware (formerly Best Power) over a APC
> any day.

Is there anything similar to apcupsd for that (preferably open source)? (I
do remember ferrups... ;-)

> APC BackUPS grade stuff is strictly cheap consumer gear, I've had dozens
> of them fail over the years, all different BU models, the battery fails,
> you put a new battery in and the UPS still won't work.     They
> consistently overcharge the batteries so they die in 2-3 years, when
> they should last 5+.
> The APC SmartUPS stuff is significantly better, but also a lot more
> expensive.

Indeed, I do stick to SmartUPS ... I should have mentioned it. Thanks,
John for weighing in !


Valeri Galtsev
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