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powercom KING RM KIN-2200APRM 2200 VA 1320 Watts 6 Outlets UPS
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs Died silently 06/14/2014

This review is from: powercom KING RM KIN-2200APRM 2200 VA 1320 Watts 6 Outlets UPS

Pros: I've owned mine for three years, during which it was rock solid despite truly flaky mains power in my area. Went through three office moves, getting dropped twice, and kept right on going.

Cons: After 3 years, it died. I consider this a pretty good tenure for a UPS, as they usually die after a year or two. The problem is the way it died: no warning lights, no beeps. Instead, it started randomly dropping voltage, crashing the server connected to it. I thought the issue was the PSU in the server until I started taking things apart to replace it and noticed the "ON" LED on the powercom had gone dark. The server in question is now plugged into a different UPS and running just fine.

It may have tried to send a warning through its data port, but, as other reviewers have noted, the linux support is basically nonexistent.

I may buy another one of these. Haven't decided yet. It easily outlasted other, more expensive UPSes. But I feel I need to find a way to rig up a voltage alarm if I do.

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EnGenius EOC2611P Outdoor Client Bridge/Access Point with Dual Antenna Polarity 802.11b/g up to 108Mbps/ 600mW High Power for Long Range
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Trivially easy to configure. Power over Ethernet means you only have to run one cable per unit. Worked from one mile away at the other side of a small mountain.

Cons: With the ranges and obstructions we were working with, the aim had to be perfect to get a stable signal. Also it doesn't take much to knock loose the little plastic cover over the ethernet port. Both minor issues solvable with duct tape.

Other Thoughts: Someone else brought a pair of these to an experiment I was working on. We mounted one at the top of a forklift and the other at the top of an extension ladder and managed to get an internet connection in an abandoned quarry a mile away with a small mountain between us. I'm on newegg now to buy a pair for myself to see whether I can connect my home network with my office.

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OCZ Diesel 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model OCZUSBDSL4G
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Good drive, unhelpful cap 04/14/2009

This review is from: OCZ Diesel 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model OCZUSBDSL4G

Pros: Feels more solid than most of the USB drives I've owned. Good transfer speed (although I don't have any other hardware that could actually max out USB 2.0 to test with)

Cons: Loses an egg because I'm going to lose the cap, which doesn't actually attach to anything. Also: It'd be nice if it actually came with a lanyard instead of just a loop for one, but I don't really care.

Other Thoughts: Activity LED is red, if you care.

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Display Name: Dan C.

Date Joined: 09/11/05

  • Reviews: 7
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 02/27/06
  • Last Review: 06/14/14
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