The issue is that the power company here doesnt do preventative maintenance, and since all of our infrastructure is aerial, too many trees growing amongst everything.. So you get a windstorm (we're in a coastal area, so PLENTY of wind), you get tree branches blowing and touching the lines and grounding out one phase intermittently.. And for all the complaining the customers do, the amount of maintenance they do is limited..@LorDeth if you have "unclean power" you need to talk to the power company to replace the caps on the poles. there are ways to monitor spikes and drops. when you start doing that and prove it to them they will do something about it. along with your batteries a cap bank would be useful and choke coils to bar and store those spikes. what do you use the home lab for? i have a r 610 with proxmox and several vm's for stuff i do. a tower server for plex sonarr and radarr and another tower server for ripping and storage (nas)
The nice thing about those batteries, is they act as a big capacitive bank, so they do filter and clean up the power.. my output power is a nice CLEAN sine wave
The linux machine is a vm host box, with some virtualization stuff i play around with.. also have it serving the network as a fileserver and a/v network stream for stereos and android box in other parts of the house..
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