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Uninterruptible Power Supplies and Generators

January 15, 2010
Our power failed for about eight hours the day before Christmas Eve. Our natural gas powered backup generator automatically went into action, but our servers were unreliable, often shutting down unexpectedly despite the fact that they were connected to an uninterrutible power supply hooked into a circuit powered by our generator. I have since learned that what I really needed what an on-line UPS rather than an off-line or line-interactive UPS. The best explantion I have found is here.
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