What's a good Battery Backup unit

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  1. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    I'm basically looking for a unit that will support 3 or 4 systems, and keep them up for 20-30min. It's really not the uptime that i need, it's the soft shutdown and if I could find one that would allow me to start machines up remotely, that would be cool too.
     
  2. ins3cure

    ins3cure Old School Noob

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    what's your budget? A UPS that size will cost quite a bit...
     
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    you can buy an old ups and hook up some 12 volt deepcycle batteries to it to increase time
     
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    You would be better off buying 3 or 4 separate consumer units for run time.
    You are going to have a problem with remote power-up though. Since the system is being shut-down, you can't use "Resume previous power state" in the BIOS to bring them back up. A UPS or PDU with network power control won't help since it can't push the power button on the box. WOL would be your best bet for that, but that means that you will need a way to remotely send the WOL packets, and if all your machines are shut down....
     
  5. Goonigoogoo

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    Agreed, running 3 or 4 machines for 30 minutes on one unit will be a VERY expensive unit.

    A standard machine with monitor on a 800VA UPS will last no more than 10 minutes, 15 tops. And that'll run you 100$
     
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