[kwlug-disc] 8-port GB home switches?

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Thu Oct 24 21:25:29 EDT 2013

Been on UPS throughout - nothing like the internal network suddenly 
going down due to a micro-second power glitch. And multi-second/minute 
reconnect to ISP, re-DHCP, and the like. Heat shouldn't be a problem, 
but probably is. Sitting high on a shelf with nothing much around it.

Ability to dissipate heat may be, though. Thus question about Green, 
Home, Metal, other marketing monikers.

I take the point on 1U though - wider, more air / space to dissipate 
heat, probably has a fan, metal case.

Note power conditioning noted, not UPS. Not near the same thing.

It's unlikely your UPS has it, they don't exactly sit on a book case or 
mount on a wall. Even if real UPS, even APC "Smart" UPS', ain't. Think 
Tripp-Lite, more often.

You won't be getting (much) better power, just continuous.

I sort of dislike power conditioning claims: There's seldom quantifiable 
evidence as to the gain vs. the expense, too many factors. At least for 
home - I get power conditioning, pure-sine on a central, server 
room-supplying UPS. e.g. Will I get 5 more from the server? Is that 5 
seconds, minutes, months, hours? No way to know.

Sounds like, yes, consider the home switch disposable. It goes, go get 
another one.

Depends upon how much one thinks their time is worth, I suppose - the 
time here being detection, diagnosis, run to store, get home, unplug / 


On 13-10-24 08:12 PM, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
> Yeah, my switch is on a UPS, so that may be why it is getting better power
> than raw output from an outlet?
> On Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 8:10 PM, L.D. Paniak
> <ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com>wrote:
>>   +1 on power quality.  It seems like switches are the first things to go
>> when power goes bad - at least the inexpensive ones which depend on
>> wall-wart power supplies.  Having several multi-foot copper antennae in a
>> thunderstorm does not help much either.
>> On 10/24/2013 07:47 PM, Nickle, Brian wrote:
>> With that many switches going over the years have you considered you have
>> a power conditioning issue or a cooling problem.  Perhaps a cheap ups with
>> the next switch and maybe a fan increased airflow.
>> Brian
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