Back-UPS garbage? (was: Quick survey -- UPSs on slave nodes?)

Dan Christensen jdc at
Thu Feb 13 19:28:03 PST 2003

Drew Raines <drew-list-beowulf at> writes:

> No, I didn't get what I paid for.  I paid for it to keep a
> low-budget PC up for a minute during an outage so I could either
> reboot the machine, or let the power come back to life.

The Back-UPS 650 works great for me.  Keeps an OTS PC and monitor up
for more than half an hour.

> The box gave me the impression that said unit would do this for 17
> minutes.  I got 2-3 seconds.

This is a silly question, but did you remember to plug the battery in??
If so, then just exchange them, as they are clearly defective.  Lots
of people use the Back-UPS line.


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