Safe Power Supply

Hi everyone,

Do you have UPS (Uninterrupted power supplies) in your coworking spaces?

I´ve been searching and they are quite expensive for multiple computers.

Is it worth it? Or how do you keep your client´s equipment safe from electric shutdowns ?

Thank you

I think that is a big undertaking for your private spaces. Thst is something you should pass on to your members price wise.

But even at that if you provide the UPC backups that’s more liability on you that your not really needing on your shoulders. If it goes down your members will blame you rather than the power company (which is out of your control)

Just my 2 cents.

Joshua Webb

Founder at Growthli

844-455-GROW (4769)
Https://Growthli.com

© Growthli | A Place To Learn, Grow, & Office™

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On Mon, Jul 23, 2018, 7:43 PM [email protected] wrote:

Hi everyone,

Do you have UPS (Uninterrupted power supplies) in your coworking spaces?

I´ve been searching and they are quite expensive for multiple computers.

Is it worth it? Or how do you keep your client´s equipment safe from electric shutdowns ?

Thank you

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I've seen a full-site generator provide real value in parts of the world where power commonly goes out - usually in countries where that infrastructure is underdeveloped (eg India, Africa, some parts of south east Asia).

That said, most places don't experience (or expect) these kinds of outages.

And depending on your community, you're very likely to find a large % of people use laptops...which have built in UPS as they have their own batteries :slight_smile:

For example our community is 95%+ laptops, even folks with dedicated desks dock their laptops to bigger screens, etc.

If you want to put a UPS somewhere I recommend it on your network setup so that even if the power goes out your internet has a chance of staying up. But honestly in most places (even developed cities) the internet is more likely to go out than the power.

Power strips with surge protection are much less expensive (no battery) but help deliver power to members, and provide *light* protection against power surges.

Fwiw in 12 years we've never had equipment damaged by a surge and zero requests for 100% redundant backup power.

Alex

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On Jul 23, 2018, 8:53 PM -0400, Joshua Webb <[email protected]>, wrote:

I think that is a big undertaking for your private spaces. Thst is something you should pass on to your members price wise.

But even at that if you provide the UPC backups that's more liability on you that your not really needing on your shoulders. If it goes down your members will blame you rather than the power company (which is out of your control)

Just my 2 cents.

Joshua Webb

Founder at Growthli

844-455-GROW (4769)
Https://Growthli.com

© Growthli | A Place To Learn, Grow, & Office™

> On Mon, Jul 23, 2018, 7:43 PM <[email protected]> wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > Do you have UPS (Uninterrupted power supplies) in your coworking spaces?
> > I´ve been searching and they are quite expensive for multiple computers.
> >
> > Is it worth it? Or how do you keep your client´s equipment safe from electric shutdowns ?
> >
> >
> > Thank you
> >
> >
> >
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Alex, I love hearing you say this -- and I don't usually think of our town
(Felton) in Santa Cruz County, CA as being underdeveloped -- but our power
goes out at least a few times a year. We have a backup generator, and all
of the members step out and count the 5 seconds until power comes back up
when we lose it! (Believe it or not, we consider ourselves part of the
Silicon Valley!)

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On Monday, July 23, 2018 at 6:06:32 PM UTC-7, Alex Hillman wrote:

I've seen a full-site generator provide real value in parts of the world
where power commonly goes out - usually in countries where that
infrastructure is underdeveloped (eg India, Africa, some parts of south
east Asia).

That said, most places don't experience (or expect) these kinds of outages.

And depending on your community, you're very likely to find a large % of
people use laptops...which have built in UPS as they have their own
batteries :slight_smile:

For example our community is 95%+ laptops, even folks with dedicated desks
dock their laptops to bigger screens, etc.

If you want to put a UPS somewhere I recommend it on your network setup so
that even if the power goes out your internet has a chance of staying up.
But honestly in most places (even developed cities) the internet is more
likely to go out than the power.

Power strips with surge protection are much less expensive (no battery)
but help deliver power to members, and provide *light* protection against
power surges.

Fwiw in 12 years we've never had equipment damaged by a surge and zero
requests for 100% redundant backup power.

Alex

On Jul 23, 2018, 8:53 PM -0400, Joshua Webb <[email protected] > <javascript:>>, wrote:

I think that is a big undertaking for your private spaces. Thst is
something you should pass on to your members price wise.

But even at that if you provide the UPC backups that's more liability on
you that your not really needing on your shoulders. If it goes down your
members will blame you rather than the power company (which is out of your
control)

Just my 2 cents.

Joshua Webb

Founder at Growthli

844-455-GROW (4769)
Https://Growthli.com

© Growthli | A Place To Learn, Grow, & Office™

On Mon, Jul 23, 2018, 7:43 PM <[email protected] <javascript:>> wrote:

Hi everyone,

Do you have UPS (Uninterrupted power supplies) in your coworking spaces?
I´ve been searching and they are quite expensive for multiple computers.

Is it worth it? Or how do you keep your client´s equipment safe from
electric shutdowns ?

Thank you

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