mmcgrath at iesabroad.org
Wed Aug 31 01:29:02 UTC 2005
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> [mailto:fedora-list-bounces at redhat.com] On Behalf Of Joel Jaeggli
> Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2005 3:29 PM
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> Subject: Re: UPS Suggestions
> On Tue, 30 Aug 2005, Mike McMullen wrote:
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "aaron hirsch"
> <aaronh at uptime.net>
> >>> I'm looking to buy a UPS with greater than 90 minute battery life
> >>> for 3 servers I have. The servers are Athlon XP 2900+ with 2 EIDE
> >>> drives in each. Nothing else in the boxes.
> >>> I'm not looking for exact numbers etc, just feedback on
> >>> with >90 minute UPS. What brands work well for you.
> >> [aaron hirsch]
> >> To provide you with more info we really need to know what
> the power
> >> supply is rated at. i.e. 400w, 700w, etc...
> >> Regardless I'd look at the APC products.
> > Duh... that would help wouldn't it? ;-)
> Well sort of, first off switching power supplies don't
> typically draw as much as their maximum fused load under
> normal circumstances. second their conversion efficiency
> increases as the load does, typically from around 60% to 90%
> The only real way to measure the power consumption of a pc is
> at that the wall. you want to measure it at power on, idle
> and at peak load.
> 90 minutes for a 400-500 watt load, which might be 3 typical
> pc's or one very powerful dual processor machine is going to
> be a fairly large ups...
> in an apc product the smart ups 2200 is probably about the
> right size... a runtime calculator is here:
> > 400-500 watt power supplies.
> > Thanks,
> > Mike
> Joel Jaeggli Unix Consulting
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Just two cents on this, I would strongly suggest getting a UPS that can
be remotely managed and monitored. Especially if these are critical
servers, many APC UPS's support modules that can be externally monitored
via serial or network. You can get room temperature, electrical and
power outage notifications very easily with these devices.
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