[AusNOG] NBN Battery backups
samantha at smellyblackdog.com.au
Wed Oct 12 17:15:36 EST 2011
Can sit back now watching grandma and her walking frame really understanding
what the hell is going on
Sit back and wait for the blame game -
Who Killed Granddad Kenny
The NBN did! Cause they took away he reliable pstn service.
From: ausnog-bounces at lists.ausnog.net
[mailto:ausnog-bounces at lists.ausnog.net] On Behalf Of Paul Brooks
Sent: Wednesday, 12 October 2011 12:57 PM
To: ausnog at lists.ausnog.net
Subject: Re: [AusNOG] NBN Battery backups
On 12/10/2011 7:04 AM, Don Gould wrote:
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
To save you busy people reading the 600 posts on the issue:
* From what we can tell the power monitoring features of the CybrePower 
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
* The CybrePower units used in TAS will not be the end solution anyway.
Precisely - these were the Tasmanian units - supplied by a different vendor
to the mainland units.
n-2.0.pdf, page 81:
"The battery backup unit will contain the following LED indicators showing
* Mains Power OK
* Battery Status (OK, needs replacing, failed).
* Running on battery backup (lit when mains power fails).
* A series of beeps are also provided to indicate the above
NBN Co's remote monitoring service will enable Access Seekers delivering
services through a UNI-V to identify when a NTU is not being supplied with
An RSP using the PSTN port should receive a network alarm from NBN Co's OSS
when the NTU loses power. Yet to see if the OSS can send through battery
health information *before* it loses power.
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