(07-04-2016, 09:40 AM)OMyMyOHellYes Wrote: That is a good basic setup and it is for the most part very much like what I used for years. The system would alert me and wake me up when power was interrupted by trying to suffocate me. I would get up, grab a flashlight, go to the closet, schlep out a battery and cable, unhook the normal power supply and hook up the battery one. Then go back to sleep. Disassemble and change it out the next morning if/when power came back online. Than can, however, be a lot of work at o' dark thirty. Particularly if it is only a 30 minute interruption. That's what drove me to outfitting my homebrew UPS. With the battery snuggled under the bed now, it is really slick looking and working system.
May be a stupid question, but what prevents one from always running off the battery setup like justMongo's? The battery tender would keep the battery topped off when there is electricity. Why use the normal power supply at all?