[AusNOG] NBN Battery backups

Don Gould don at bowenvale.co.nz
Wed Oct 12 07:04:13 EST 2011


Yes.  Every question that has been raised on this operational list in 
this topic has been well covered already on Whirlpool in the threads I 
linked above.

To save you busy people reading the 600 posts on the issue:

* From what we can tell the power monitoring features of the CybrePower 
[1] units, used in TAS, were not connected to the NEC ONTs, so can't be 
* The CybrePower units don't monitor battery condition to any sort of 
acceptable level, only total failure and low power(ish - as we all know 
what that means).
* The CybrePower units used in TAS will not be the end solution anyway.
* No one knows how the monitoring will work.  There have been rumours 
but nothing public facing of any technical standard has been presented 
in the 600 posts on WP.
* As we don't know what the end product even is, we can't yet say what 
battery it will take or what it will cost the end user.  We did figure 
it out for the CybrePower unit (~$20 to $35 depending on supplier).
* Battery will only last 4 hours (so it will be dead by breakfast).
* NBNCo are saying 'it's a government policy issue', Govt are saying 
'NBNCo will sort it...' - smoke and mirrors.
* People are suggesting the copper network could be used to provide back 
up power. (yes I can see some of you just spat out coffee and some cringed).

Ok, for the rest you can start at page 1 on WP. :)




On 12/10/2011 2:32 a.m., Peter Childs wrote:
> Perhaps we could all continue this discussion on the Whirlpool NBN forum where all good discussions about NBN battery backup on ONT live?

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