[vcf-midatlantic] Good news / please read, Re: museum network rack

Evan Koblentz evan at vcfed.org
Fri Jun 29 15:48:03 EDT 2018

> Here is the paypal link
> http://vcfed.org/wp/contribute/
> ...........
> - I talked to several people who know about UPS stuff and got various
> opinions -- there were suggestions ranging from small consumer units to
> 3000va cabinets. I considered them all and decided the best thing for us
> is a 1500va system because it is plenty of power / battery life, and
> it's much cheaper than the next step up (2200va which costs more +
> requires a 20A circuit to be installed). Plus you still get the
> management software. Three companies make these: APC, Cyperpower, and
> Tripp-Lite. I spent a couple of weeks trying to get one donated to us,
> but I failed to pull it off. Then I changed gears and started looking at
> prices. I decided on a specific unit, the Tripp-Lite SMART1500RM2U.
> Funny story: I checked Amazon, CDW, Newegg, and also did a generic
> Google search. Guess who has the best price ..... Home Depot! It's
> crazy. Same basic price as the others ($522) but they do ship-to-store
> so you save a lot on shipping as it's 58 pounds. Steve A. and Don C.
> each agreed to donate $200 for this, so all we need is another $120 to
> buy it. If just a few people each commit to 10, 20, or 50, then we'll
> have it in no time. Can you help?
> Thanks,
> -Evan

It's underway! First $10 arrived, $110 to go.

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