I've never had an uninterruptible power supply and think of buying one. What not-so-obvious things should I not do to the UPS so that it lives longer? I don't mean some obvious abuse like ...
When using a uninterruptible power supply how long does it preserve the original capacity? Say I buy a UPS that holds the necessary load for 10 minutes - I don't want it to unexpectedly come into ...
Sometimes I hear that you shouldn't plug (UPS brand X / any UPS) into (power strip brand X / any power strip) because of some interaction leading to poorly conditioned power, reduced battery life, ...
Property management at my organization has informed me that our building will be losing power for 4 hours tomorrow. I need to be prepared for this event (we're a small organization, i'm young, ...
Here in the USA, most consumer power strips seem to make use of NEMA 5-20R connectors - they look something like this. However, in the rackmount/datacenter world, I see a lot of power distribution ...
I have a file server that was recently relocated in a transoceanic move. It isn't under warranty, as it was a custom-built in-house tower. When I hooked everything up and tried to boot it, the system ...
I have a laptop which has "recently" turned into the proverbial baby, and refuses to sleep through the night, or for that matter, through some days. I'm a little lost when it comes to trying to debug ...
I have some USB drives attached to my Ubuntu machine, I was looking for some commands to: Power-Off a drive after umounting it. Power-On and Re-Mount. Does it make sense to power-off and on a USB ...
Over the years, I've had to throw away a quite a few bits of computing equipment (and the like): Several ADSL routers with odd symptoms (losing wireless connections, losing wired connections, DHCP ...