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Chas2rl_apc
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Verizon FIOS Backup

This was originally posted on APC forums on 2/12/2010


I had Verizon FIOS Internet, TV and Phone installed recently. The FIOS Optical Network Terminal comes with a a 12-Volt 7.2 Ah SLA Sealed Lead Acid Battery to power the telephone only in the event of a power outage, presumably for 911.. During a recent series of storms, we never lost power, but did have some events, which were recorded on my APC UPS powering a desktop computer, and the Verizon combination modem/router/wireless access point. These giitches did not bother the computer or the router, but apparently did bother the ONT somehow. Every time an event was recorded on the APC UPS, we had to go reset the wireless router by power cycling the router. TV and telephone appear unaffected by these events, wired Ethernet going through the router does not appear to be bothered, but the wireless access is always disturbed.

QUESTIONS:

Will inserting another APC UPS between the wall plug and the ONT power supply smooth out the performance? That way there will always be power to the ONT, and not just the telephone section.

Is it OK to have a UPS before another partial UPS (at least for the phone portion)

How large, and what kind of APC UPS will work? I have no idea of what capacity to get.

Thanks


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Erasmus_apc
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Re: Verizon FIOS Backup

This was originally posted on APC forums on 2/16/2010


Daisy chaining UPS' is generally not recommended as it adds a point of failure and voids the UL certification that guarantees that it meets specified surge and load protection criteria.

It sounds like this ONT already has battery backup? If so then it should be kicking in during power outages to provide constant power, I assume. If the ONT has a regular plug that can be used in your current UPS/wall outlet then a small UPS could be beneficial. I would find out what the wattage/amperage draw is on the ONT and base your UPS purchase on that. Knowing how small the residential terminals and modems etc. are, I would imagine the draw is extremely low and a BE350G (our smallest back-up) would work fine.

What you could do is leave your other devices off and test your current UPS with the ONT just to see how that works.

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Erasmus_apc
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Re: Verizon FIOS Backup

This was originally posted on APC forums on 2/16/2010


Daisy chaining UPS' is generally not recommended as it adds a point of failure and voids the UL certification that guarantees that it meets specified surge and load protection criteria.

It sounds like this ONT already has battery backup? If so then it should be kicking in during power outages to provide constant power, I assume. If the ONT has a regular plug that can be used in your current UPS/wall outlet then a small UPS could be beneficial. I would find out what the wattage/amperage draw is on the ONT and base your UPS purchase on that. Knowing how small the residential terminals and modems etc. are, I would imagine the draw is extremely low and a BE350G (our smallest back-up) would work fine.

What you could do is leave your other devices off and test your current UPS with the ONT just to see how that works.