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Topic # 138923 21-Jan-2014 21:06 Send private message

I am going to get UFB installed soon, so I am planning to put in a data cabinet (home distribution box) in. I got the Dynamix HWS-2803V which is pretty big, but the depth will not allow most UPS power supplies to sit inside the cabinet AND also plug things into the UPS.

Are there tiny UPS units available?

I see on this page that Chorus might provide a UPS? Is this a nice one that would fit in the cabinet?

What have others done? Mount them externally? There is another thread here and here but no solutions for anything that will fit inside a cabinet.

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  Reply # 971919 21-Jan-2014 21:22 Send private message

Chorus dont currently supply UPSs for UFB ONT and RGW - they did have a UPS for the previous BOF (Broadband over fibre) ONT.


Even though I dont have a UFB connection I still have a UPS fitted intothe power supply to my network cabinet.
I have placed it on the floor in my hall cupboard  - it is feed by a double power point and feeds into a single wall mounted plug which in turn feeds into a double outlet in the back of my network cabinet - the good thing about this is that if the UPS fails I can temp bypass it with a small extn cord or if I need to upsize it I can just swap it out without too much hassle.

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  Reply # 971972 21-Jan-2014 22:14 Send private message

I have been involved in some discussions about UPSs and there was a whole lot of pain around battery replacement as well as who would be responsible if the batteries blew up and burnt down your house. It's my personal view that most RSPs won't supply a UPS unless you need one for life support reasons.

I would tend to agree with InstallerUFB and get a big one so the batteries are cheap and easy to replace and then have an IEC to a normal plug then run an extension cord to your cabinet. I always find central places like hallway cupboards where you can put a small patch panel mdf. But easy enough to access to not require a ladder when you want to change something.




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  Reply # 972032 22-Jan-2014 06:15 One person supports this post Send private message

IMHO the AlarmNZ powerbrick  unit is a best option and their Network Access Device is the best cabinet you'll find on the market. 

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  Reply # 974550 26-Jan-2014 11:23 Send private message

You may be able to put the UPS in the ceiling next to your alarm box anyway.




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  Reply # 974600 26-Jan-2014 13:12 Send private message

I guess finding a UPS where you can eventually replace the battery with a generic one from somewhere like Dick Smith or Jaycar would be awesome. Not sure if that's possible/practical. I agree with everyone else, get a larger one and feed the power to where you need it.

Check out this thread for general UPS advice. The general advice seems to be digitus/dynamix and replace the battery occasionally, or APS if you want higher quality at higher cost and perhaps higher standby power draw.




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