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Alternatives to UPS?Posted by wolfparking on March 14, 2023 at 8:23 am
Anyone using an alternative to UPS? I was thinking something inexpensive like a mini solar rig with a battery. Do you all use an UPS or have any recommendations otherwise?JBMaclemore.eth replied 2 weeks, 2 days ago 3 Members · 7 Replies
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JBMaclemore.ethMemberMarch 14, 2023 at 10:11 amL0 EIP EVML4: Noob
I’m sure you could rig something up. Really a UPS is just a battery for the most part. It charges of the main and when the main goes out it kicks in. Just like a laptop battery really. So if you had a sufficiently sized battery you could charge it with solar. If you come up with something we would love to see it! As you know, Ethereum is concerned about energy efficiency and renewability.
wolfparkingMemberMarch 14, 2023 at 4:33 pmEIPL2: Probably A Person
Thanks for the clarify, as i had indeed thought that UPS was a brand of some sort. I had saved a post on reddit with a solar panel and battery combo that looked great, but reddit is down atm. Ill post it later if i can find it.
JBMaclemore.ethMemberMarch 15, 2023 at 10:37 amL0 EIP EVML4: Noob
Happy to help. You’ll need some way to connect your batteries via USB to your staking box too. That way it knows when the battery is getting low and it can shut down gracefully.
wolfparkingMemberMarch 15, 2023 at 4:25 pmEIPL2: Probably A Person
Here’s the setup from Reddit. I saved this post a long time ago and unfortunately its no longer a great deal, as the price skyrocketed on the battery. I think that something like this is till ideal for my needs. https://www.reddit.com/r/ethstaker/comments/n6nt5n/a_discussion_about_validator_power_use
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A discussion about validator power use
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JBMaclemore.ethMemberMarch 15, 2023 at 8:59 pmL0 EIP EVML4: Noob
Whoah! Very cool. Thanks for sharing this! I’m going to look into this more.
treebeardMemberMarch 14, 2023 at 11:09 amL0 EVML3: A Person
wolfparkingMemberMarch 14, 2023 at 4:30 pmEIPL2: Probably A Person
lol, my knees are hurt’n from all the slapping🤣