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Roland Huisman
September 6th, 2013, 06:43 AM
Hello Guys,

Today I've got this little present. It has been a few decades since
I've seen such a card. It seems new in box. Probably with a bad battery pack...


Regards, Roland

September 6th, 2013, 09:17 AM
I remember seeing these advertised and thinking what a great idea they were. Actually I was looking for something similar only recently to protect a modern PC without the bulk of a SmartUPS. Especially as desktop draw falls (i5-quad/16gb/ssd Shuttle is about 20W) these really make sense. There were later versions that occupied one or two 5.25" drive bays, IIRC.

Be interesting to see if you can get it working.

September 6th, 2013, 10:17 AM
Now you can spawn some new first notebook computer debates! ;-) Never actually seen one of those before. Is it heavy? What sort of load/time is it supposed to last through or just a brown out survivor?

Roland Huisman
September 7th, 2013, 11:35 AM
@ pearce_jj

I think it was an good idea. But if you WANT to turn off
your compute you have to turn this device off first...
Not only parking your harddisk but also turning off your ups.

Maybe you have just mentioned a good market for small modern
PC's having an own UPS battery inside.

@ barythrin

I really don't know how long a PC will be running.
If you have a floppy only system, I thing it could run for a while.
But if you have two 5,25" full height hard disks, I don't know... :)

I think it is made for short power interrupts. You cant use your PC
because your monitor is also turned off by the power failure.

Regards, Roland