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Power outages. [Jul. 23rd, 2006|08:27 am]
Chaz Meyers
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Let me just say for the record that these power outages have already gotten old and cliche. They can stop now. Resetting the time on my clock has already worn off the appeal it had the first time I did this weekend, and the U of my UPS is no longer true. I'm starting to think that either the awful wiring in this house is causing it to barely get enough power to work as a glorified power strip so charging the battery is impossible, or the battery has just gone to hell.

In other news, I think I ought to invest in a new fan. This one squeals like a little girl while the blades are trying to gather some momentum. And by "squeals", I mean makes a horrible high pitched Satan-like shriek that puts a drunken Roger Rabbit to shame.

Question: My right turn signal blinks 2-3 times quicker than my left one. Should I be concerned?
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[User Picture]From: finnell1912
2006-07-24 03:14 am (UTC)
What he said about the blinker....but the UPS you have might be a one shot deal. A lot of those small power strip ones have a non-rechargable battery, hence their low-low price.
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[User Picture]From: cpm
2006-07-24 03:28 am (UTC)
This one is 3-4 years old, so it's probably due to be replaced anyway.
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[User Picture]From: ewindisch
2006-07-26 12:11 pm (UTC)
The SOHO variety definately do not last long.. and even then, what they don't tell you is that the majority of the SOHO units won't even power a modern computer.

You probably need a nice, new 1000va unit.
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[User Picture]From: ewindisch
2006-07-26 12:13 pm (UTC)
Oh, I should note that it *could* be something in wiring as well. Some of the better units have sensitivity settings that help them work in various operating environments. The sensitivity settings are esspecially useful if you have a generator.
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[User Picture]From: cpm
2006-07-26 12:24 pm (UTC)
I've been using it more as a "line filter" than for backup power. For that purpose, it has worked well enough up until now.
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