[olug] Tesla PowerWall for server room battery backup
rob.townley at gmail.com
Thu Oct 24 14:53:55 CDT 2019
Yes, please send the UPS contact. We have been in need of batteries for a
while, but somehow are on the slowboat.
On Thu, Oct 24, 2019 at 2:47 PM Reiners Cloud Consulting LLC <
justin at reiners.io> wrote:
> Not saying a *new* liebert :) We can't buy new anything. If we could pay
> for used cloud we would :)
> We spent about $4000 for batteries direct from manufacturer, and Liebert
> has no problem working on it, they actually had to come in and config the
> software for us when we swapped batteries, they guy that installed
> batteries 10 years ago forgot to set the pack voltage correctly. I've got a
> contact in CB that might be able to find a huge UPS used if you are
> Cox phones are down? Yikes, Flowroute is working great :) We're getting
> ready to leave Cox Fiber, they are awfully proud of it pricewise.
> On Thu, Oct 24, 2019 at 2:40 PM Rob Townley <rob.townley at gmail.com> wrote:
>> We have a big empty roof that just might have solar cells someday.
>> There are definitely known problems and the unknown with Tesla. For one,
>> I am not liking any dependency on the cloud. From what i understand, if
>> the internet drops, there is a local embedded webpage that one could
>> manually use to give details on remaining power. Does not appear the app
>> would automatically start using WiFi to get to that local webpage,
>> however. I doubt even a buzzer alarm goes off when utility power dies.
>> Tesla batteries have a built-in ten year warranty. Liebert would charge
>> about six thousand for about half that time.
>> Since I am not currently a Tesla owner, the Tesla forums
>> <https://forums.tesla.com/> only allow me to post replies to existing
>> questions, not initiate a new one.
>> p.s. COX Telephone is down city wide+.
>> On Thu, Oct 24, 2019 at 1:57 PM Justin Reiners <justin at hotlinesinc.com>
>> > Don't get me wrong, I love love love Tesla, EV's, and Lithium, I'd just
>> > hate to have you still need a UPS to safely shut down systems when the
>> > power went out, or reinvent the wheel.
>> > On Thu, Oct 24, 2019 at 1:54 PM Justin Reiners <justin at hotlinesinc.com>
>> > wrote:
>> >> Lack of shutdown notifications and the price would be a factor in me
>> >> looking for another device, We're using a 10KVA and 15KVA older
>> >> for our building. I really like them, we got them used from a recycler
>> >> few years ago, and just replaced the batteries recently in the 10KVA
>> >> 10 years, it still had half hour backup power.
>> >> On Thu, Oct 24, 2019 at 1:17 PM Rob Townley <rob.townley at gmail.com>
>> >> wrote:
>> >>> Has anyone researched using Tesla PowerWalls in place of lead acid
>> >>> battery
>> >>> backup for server room computers? A single powerwall could provide
>> >>> continuous power. Price and performance seem comparable to lead
>> >>> Tesla.com/powerwall
>> >>> Tesla.com/powerpack is the more industrial grade system, but starts at
>> >>> 50kVA which is much more than we need.
>> >>> Unfortunately, there are no installers in Omaha.
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