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Ralph Edington
2005-01-11, 15:39
kdf,

Not worried about routine interference so much, as actual power glitches.
What are you using for surge protection? If you don't mind my asking...

RE


> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of kdf
> Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2005 2:33 PM
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] Stability
>
>
> Quoting Ralph Edington <ralph (AT) edington (DOT) com>:
>
> > "How sensitive is the SBox to power fluctuations? What is Slim Devices
> > recommending for spike/surge protection? What is the community
> using? ....
> > Has anyone in the community solved a stability problem by installing a
> > better surge/spike protection system?"
>
> personally, I've never experienced interference of any kind. All
> three of my
> suqeezeboxes are right near a television, one sits right on top of a PC
> chassis, and 6" below the tv. I've been happy with the stock
> power supply.
> not even a glitch when my house has suffered a brownout.
>
> -kdf
>

kdf
2005-01-11, 15:54
Quoting Ralph Edington <ralph (AT) edington (DOT) com>:

> kdf,
>
> Not worried about routine interference so much, as actual power glitches.
> What are you using for surge protection? If you don't mind my asking...

nothign special:
SB1) $12 6-outlet bar from Home Depot
SB2) old 3-outlet wallbox protector from APC
SB3) generic 6-outlet wallbox from the Depot
Slimp3) PC surge protector with 8 outlets (2 wide ones for wallwarts). I can't
remember teh brand, but it did claim to warrantee $10k CDN in damages. It also
running my main workstation.

I have an older APC 650VA battery backup on my server. I can hear it beep once
every couple nights due to brownouts/surge (or its just a crappy UPS). I've
only had one brownout bad enough to cause the tv to shut off and stay off.
squeezebox didn't seem to even blink.

of course, I'm also living in an area that doesn't show a lot of electrical
storm activity, and the grid is so-so.

-kdf

Michael Scott
2005-01-11, 16:14
Quoting kdf <slim-mail (AT) deane-freeman (DOT) com>:

> I have an older APC 650VA battery backup on my server. I can hear it
> beep once
> every couple nights due to brownouts/surge (or its just a crappy UPS).

I don't know about your model, but my APC UPS initiates an automatic self-test
once per week where it switches the inverter on and runs on battery power.

This is to verify the batteries are good (I assume it keeps the systems on AC
during this in case they're not). This test is intended to alert you to replace
the batteries.

I like this approach better than the way my old TripLite units informed me, by
just shutting down!

I have also noticed that slight hiccups in line power will trigger a
switch-over. This is sometimes adjustable at the UPS if it is too sensitive.
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- Mike Scott
- mscott (AT) pyewacket (DOT) org