Hi Folks. As we are Linux types we tend to leave out PC's and servers
on all the time. As such it is good to have UPS power protection.
Historically I've always used SOLA (now Powerware) gear. I have a few
used SOLA UPS's for sale.
I have an older SOLA 320/700VA device for sale for $80. A newer SOLA
325/750VA for $250 and a SOLA 520/1800VA Rackmount for $970.
The 520/1800VA device is only about 14 months old and in excellent
I also have a SOLA 325/1000VA device but I think its battery has died.
I need to run some tests. The outcome of those tests will dictate
price. Batteries can be easily sourced from the NZ distributor in
These are all good quality devices with online buck and boost to keep
the power running smoothly into protected equipment. The 700VA & 750VA
devices will keep a workstation/server running for about 30 to 45
minutes on battery depending on the equipments current draw.
The Rackmount unit will keep a few power hungry servers running for
about the same time. Less power hungry devices will probably last about
1.5 hours on it.
All of the UPS devices can be monitored via their included serial cables
and they come with monitoring software for a variety of OSs including
Linux and BSD. Though the included Unix software isn't as good as NUT
I actually managed to get SOLA to provide protocol documentation of the
UPSs to the NUT project which was nice. The 520 also has an SNMP
expansion card bay.
No need to replace power cords either like you do with some APC gear.
All the UPS's have four standard AU/NZ power plugs on the back.
If anyone needs a good Linux/BSD compatible UPS let me know.
Note that all prices include GST but exclude shipping.
Oliver Jones » Roving Code Warrior
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