ups hacking for fun and extended runtime

An uninterruptible power supply, (UPS for short) is an electrical apparatus that provides emergency power to a load when the input power source, (typically the utility mains), fails.

A UPS differs from an auxiliary or emergency power system or standby generator in that it will provide instantaneous or near – instantaneous protection from input power . . . → Read More: ups hacking for fun and extended runtime

building the palace… (part 007)

alternate title: “i hate drywall”.

so things are coming along slowly, but they are indeed coming along. battery backup circuits are finished, and hot, so we have at least one circuit of power outlets that work.

(the other circuit has several outlets that need to be wired, but we can’t do them yet because of . . . → Read More: building the palace… (part 007)

Caris the Gypsy – The Castle – Battery Relocation

so when i was first asked to look at caris’ castle, i followed him for several miles over a bumpy road, and realized that the entire thing was yawing quite badly whenever the suspension compressed.

this would make railroad tracks an adventure, and was quite dangerous.

the culprit?

about 500 lbs of batteries (for the . . . → Read More: Caris the Gypsy – The Castle – Battery Relocation