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Battery lifetimes RE: East Coast outage?
On Thu, 14 Aug 2003, Mike Tancsa wrote: > Although our main office here has generator power, what do all the > intermediary unmanaged network sites typically have for DC power along the > way ? One of my local fibre providers told me that the remote hut we are > off of only will last until about 9:30pm tonight and then bye bye. Is that > typical to have 6hrs battery ? I am sure its all over the map from > provider to provider, but does anyone know what Bell Canada (my other local > loop provider) typical aims for in terms of battery power for remote huts ? Of course it varies from location to location. Generally, after 8-12 hours we will start seeing infrastructure problems as remote batteries run down. Providers will be re-charging batteries with portable generators, but predicting battery lifetimes is as much art as science. Sometimes the battery doesn't last as long as predicted.