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Topic # 121072 23-Jun-2013 18:23
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I have considered the option of having a UPS to keep the Genius alive when the power fails but decided against it because of the cost and the fact that all UPSs seem to be targeted at keeping desktops alive.  The power conditioning benefits simply are not needed.

However being Wellington-resident I lost power for just over 12 hours this weekend.

Looking at the Genius power pack the output is 12 volts DC, implying I could use a car battery to keep it going.  We have an internal garage so if I could find a way of connecting the unit to the cigarette lighter I could simply move it to the car and get it up and running.  The biggest physical hurdle is finding a plug that will go into the power socket on the Genius - that shouldn't be too hard.

The nagging doubt I have is that with a VOIP unit such as this there should be options to power it from other than a mains power pack.  Is there a commercial accessory available for this?

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  Reply # 842028 23-Jun-2013 18:44
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UPS's dont really care whats plugged into them - so your comment about being aimed at desktops is void. Obviously you dont try running a vacuum cleaner off one :D Cost wise, can pickup Dynamix ones for under $100 which work fine - keeps my work desktop, LED screen and network switch running for over an hour.

Plugging a router of any sort into a "desktop" UPS solution will be fine and keep the device powered up for quite some time, probably a lot more than a desktop ;)

Obviously power being out for 12hrs, a UPS might not be able to assist with... if youre that desperate to have lines up that long, buy a generator.





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  Reply # 842033 23-Jun-2013 19:03
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Not much use if the cabinet is off-line with no power like some are

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  Reply # 842035 23-Jun-2013 19:12
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You would firstly have to check if the Genius ATA will work with a regular 12V source such as a battery as there is no isolation. Many ATA's won't work with this type of setup.



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  Reply # 842064 23-Jun-2013 20:39
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  Reply # 842178 24-Jun-2013 09:06
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@Sounddude. Those clip leads are for the battery I presume and guess there is a std 230V power socket at the back that we can't see?

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  Reply # 842183 24-Jun-2013 09:19
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sbiddle: You would firstly have to check if the Genius ATA will work with a regular 12V source such as a battery as there is no isolation. Many ATA's won't work with this type of setup. 


What could be more isolated from the mains supply than a battery?  I'm a bit confused by this statement.

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  Reply # 842186 24-Jun-2013 09:27
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linw: @Sounddude. Those clip leads are for the battery I presume and guess there is a std 230V power socket at the back that we can't see?

The Manufacturer's spec sheet says the battery is internal, and would suggest those leads provide the 12V DC output.

linw: Price?

About $260, apparently

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  Reply # 842193 24-Jun-2013 09:40
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The Powerbrick I have has an external 12v battery.

You have to plug the power brick into the modem for IP connectivity, as it remotely checks it has IP connectivity and reboots the modem if it doesn't.

This has stung me a few times, as the IP it was checking was done once, even though my connection was fine.


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