Raspberry Pi Timed UPS - No more corrupt cards from power failure!

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  1. sparky3489

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  3. Reloadron

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    While I can see the point of this there are already a good many flavors of power backup systems already out there. Personally I wouldn't have a need for anything more than what's available so I guess I just don't get the point of it?

    Ron
     
  4. sparky3489

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    The point is I haven't seen any that actually maintain a chargeable battery like a standard UPS. All I've ever seen run on alkaline batteries which is ok for short term use. I've even toyed with the idea of email alerts of a power outage as an FYI.
     
  5. Papabravo

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    I still don't understand. A UPS is a UPS, why would anyone want a half-vast UPS without a rechargeable battery, that could keep a system going for some guaranteed period of time?
     
  6. sparky3489

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    is EXACTLY what I said, so I made one that has that very feature.
     
  7. Papabravo

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    I've seen and purchased a number of UPS devices and they all had rechargeable batteries. It is true that they used different technologies, but I'm quite sure they all had rechargeable batteries.
     
  8. sparky3489

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    But where's the fun in that? I'd rather make one knowing what goes into it vs. buying one.
     
  9. Papabravo

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    If that is the case why do you need our feedback or opinions. Just do it! If it works fine and if it doesn't you'll learn something about debugging. Looks like a bonus win either way.
     
  10. sparky3489

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    Looking for feedback/opinions on any changes YOU, the observer, might change, remove or add.
     
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