[mythtv-users] Uninterruptible Power Supply

Tom Sparks tom_a_sparks at yahoo.com.au
Tue Dec 22 07:56:15 UTC 2009

--- On Tue, 22/12/09, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com> wrote:

> > This supposedly will give me around 2 hours of runtime
> at the ~ 100W
> > idle I get on my quad core with 4 drives running.. I
> paid $185 US at
> > ebay for the used 1400XL shipped with new batteries.
> Normally this is
> > a $500+ UPS.
> >    
> That's exactly my point.  You have to go rediculously
> overboard to get anything nearing laptop battery life with a
> UPS.  Had you not gotten an extremely low price off
> Ebay, you would be much better served getting a $50
> 500-800VA battery, and an entry level generator for
> $400.  As a bonus, you wouldn't have to start worrying
> about the food in your refrigerator at the end of that two
> hour battery life.

I am using nettop/netbook hardware for my mythtv backend
65w for the system (asus eee box 202)
my current guesstimate is 100w to 150w

tom sparks

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