[mythtv-users] How to ensure STB is powered ON? Re: SA3250HD is turning itself off?

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Tue Jan 8 19:43:43 UTC 2008

On Jan 8, 2008, at 11:30 AM, Mitch Gore wrote:
> yes you could use the UPS.  i just purchased a UPS and then returned  
> it.  i paid a $100 for a "70min" UPS.  come to find out it would  
> only power my mythbox for 11mins.  if i added a STB on that maybe i  
> would get 8mins.  If you ask me its not really worth it when my  
> power only flickers in bad ice storms ~2-3 times/year but if you are  
> in a country were the power worse, maybe its worth spending $200+ on  
> something that will last longer.

Advertised UPS runtimes are sort of misleading, because they're  
usually calculated for half load.  If you're only looking to ride out  
short power flickers, though, 8 minutes should be plenty.  You can  
usually set things up so the system will shut down in an orderly way  
when the battery gets low, if the power stays off.

More information about the mythtv-users mailing list