No Power? No Problem :-P





Introduction: No Power? No Problem :-P

We had our power cut for 6 hours today while our electricity provider was working on the power grid in our neighbourhood.

Me, being a geek and all, I just could not stand not having internet so I borrowed my dad's 12->240VAC inverter and his 12V 33AH SLA battery.

I connected up my modem, my wireless router and my sisters Nintendo DS to charge.

I also had our 2.2kW generator running for a little while to get the fridges cooled down, but I don't have any pics of that.



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    Australian? Is that a Telstra modem i see?

    You have a good eye. Both right. Over with Internode now, I rather dislike Bigpond.

    Everyone dislikes Bigpond.

    Only the smart ones. The others never realise they are getting ripped off.

    Yeah. We used to have bigpond, now i have AAPT and get 12hrs a day unlimited. So much cheaper and I get so much more downloads.

    I could do with unlimited at the moment, on a 30GB plan (was on 12GB with Bigpond), with unmetered uploads. It usually doesn't mind me until I want to download something like the 38.96GB Criminal Minds torrent. Gotta wait for some unused quota to burn as to try not to take us over our quota.

    I also had 12GB with Bigpond. Now with AAPT we get 20GB Peak (8am-8pm), and unlimited Off-peak (8pm-8am). Over the last few months i normally download about 500-600Gb of data. Trying to get 1TB this month :).

    ... Wow. I don't even have enough space for 600-800GB's of downloads. The largest HDD in this household is 320GB. Haha.

    Hi i was just wondering how long did this last?

    I didn't really time it but it lasted long enough to occupy my time during the 6 hour power outage...