[Nut-upsuser] close pc

Peter Selinger selinger at mathstat.dal.ca
Sun Dec 31 08:00:01 CET 2006

Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 30, 2006 at 08:45:12 +0100,
>   Arjen de Korte <nut+users at de-korte.org> wrote:
> > 
> > In essence, if you're worried this doesn't work (and you should be), the
> > only way to be sure is to try it out. Power your PC directly from the
> > mains and load the UPS with a lightbulb of about 100 Watt. Pull the plug
> > on your UPS and wait. If your PC shuts down before the lamp goes out,
> > you're fine. If not, upssched is your friend and you need a timed shutdown
> > after the mains is lost.
> It would probably be better to test with his PC, if he can do so safely.
> Otherwise it would be better to measure how much current his PC draws
> to make sure he is testing with a large enough load. (100W might not be
> enough.)

"Enough" for what purpose? Right now all he wants to check is his
shutdown scripts, right? Any load, large or small, will do; it's only
a matter of waiting perhaps a bit longer until the battery gets low.
I don't recommend doing this on a live PC.

-- Peter

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