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Tue, Jan 5, 2021 6:00 PM

battery backup

does anyone have a battery back up on there system? if so where do we get one?

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bhepburn

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Mine is plugged into the UPS that also protects the stuff in my home entertainment center. I have had very good luck over the years with APC, but there are lots of adequate units. You can get them at most electronics stores (or Amazon of course).

Depending on what you want to protect, a small unit (500 VA or so) will hold the gateway up for hours, but if you start adding computers, monitors, cable boxes, TVs, etc. you will need something larger.

The gateway I had before I switched to xfinity had an internal battery, but the one I have now doesn't have that capability, and I already had the UPS, so I didn't care.

Remember that if your power goes out, it may go out somewhere your xfinity feed passes through and although your stuff is just fine, theirs isn't, so you won't have service anyway. Backup generators for infrastructure are expensive, and not all that widespread yet.

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