Jason Lindquist (jlindquist) wrote,
Jason Lindquist

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Power fail

The power went out here at 4:51pm, and stayed out 'till 6:41. That's the longest I think it's ever failed since I've lived here, in maybe the third or fourth non-scheduled instance in the six years and change I've lived here. The previous longest was, I believe, about ten minutes. The neighboring grid, which feeds the traffic lights on Community Rd, was not affected.

Say what you like about SDG&E (and once you bring Sempra Energy, their parent, into the game, there's a lot--these are the clowns that held their annual meeting in London so Joe-average stockholders wouldn't show up,) they're pretty damned reliable. Four incidents and two hours' downtime is a good summer for ComEd.

My APC SmartUPS 700XL is behaving oddly. My volt meter tells me its battery is fully charged at 24VDC, but the UPS itself claims the battery is dead. Worse, it won't run (even with main power connected) without the battery. *grumble*

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