UPS runtime - what's your set up?
We have a few APC UPSs here at the school, powering all servers, all with network shut down etc However currently these are set to shut down servers after about 3 minutes on battery due to load vs runtime with a buffer for shut down delays etc.
We've just allowed remote access to our students meaning they can log in from home....which has led me to think that just because the school has a power cut, those students 10 or 20 miles away won't so it would be nice if they could work uninterrupted. Looking at options, I could get an additional battery for my UPS to increase (for example) full load run time from 8 mins to 40 minutes, getting over the problem of short local power cuts.
What do you do at your school? Do you just have a standard UPS which shuts stuff done, and tough luck to remote users? Or, do you have a power system which will run for hours?
Thanks for any replies!