[Nut-upsuser] couple questions about supported UPSes and politics of purchase

Arnaud Quette aquette.dev at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 14:23:31 UTC 2008

Hi Eric,

2008/1/18, Eric S. Johansson <esj at harvee.org>:
> a customer of mine needs a UPS capable of supporting a small server in his
> office.  Obviously, nut is a good thing for him for clean shutdown etc.
> especially with the crappy quality power in his office condo.
> I wanted to purchase an MGE UPS but it looks like they purchased APC and are now
> flogging that product line.  Now, I've never been happy with APC.  I have an APC
> 3000 (sans batteries) sitting in the basement.  It worked but, it needs new
> batteries every 24 months and they get expensive.  (Note: if you're in the
> Boston area and you want it, make me a reasonable offer either in cash or
> equipment trade and it's yours.) And I had a little 350 unit for my wife's
> desktop which also ate batteries.  Contrast to the Belkin 1100 units I have
> running a couple servers and some switches in the basement.  They've worked
> really well with decent battery life.  I might even get brave enough to connect
> NUT to them this weekend.  :-)
> so what's up with the MGE/APC mash up?

You might have missed that the single phase MGE productss have been
sold to Eaton (Powerware's mother firm), and is now known as MGE
Office Protection Systems.

And MGE Office Protection Systems is the new NUT sponsor, as the NUT
website now reflects.
And most of all, this gives me even more time to work on NUT (about 3
times more than before!).

I hope this answers your question.
Best regards,
Linux / Unix Expert R&D - MGE Office Protection Systems - http://www.mgeops.com
Network UPS Tools (NUT) Project Leader - http://www.networkupstools.org/
Debian Developer - http://people.debian.org/~aquette/
Free Software Developer - http://arnaud.quette.free.fr/

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