I wondered whether many of you have invested in a battery back-up system for your home fibre broadband to cover the event of sudden power loss, is it worthwhile?
There is one system called “Fuelcube” that costs $382.60 plus GST that is referred to on Spark’s site and the specifications say that it provides a back-up runtime of 4 hours typical at 1 A.
This seems quite expensive to me, but in the event of a power outage, at least your landline phone should stay up and running for 4 hours or so (but I suppose most people would just switch to their mobile phones, assuming of course that the power outage hasn’t knocked out the cell towers)?
As to your fibre broadband, I guess it could be useful in a power cut to have continuous availability for 4 hours during a local power cut and I suppose you can continue to watch your internet broadcast sports etc on a tablet or mobile phone during the power cut?
Has anyone used “Fuelcube” and does it work as expected?
Are there any other satisfactory cheaper options to “Fuelcube”?
Thanks for your views.