In a few days, there will be a power outage that will probably last for 8 hours. We had this issue before, but then only our part of de building was affected. It was temporarily resolved by using 2 industrial extension cords. But in this case, the whole street won't have power. So that's not an option.
Because we've done it before with extension cords, we where wondering if we can do it again using a power generator. I've counted about 15 computers. Assuming they use an estimated 250 watt average. But I'm aware this is a big guess.
What are the things to keep in mind when choosing a temporary backup generator?
The equipment we want to supply:
- Mail server, file server, firewall and all other primary network devices use an APC
- Other devices (8 computers, 8 27" screens) will be powered off. They are both on 2 power loops (hope I'm using the correct terminology). Once these are connected to the temporary power supply, the devices can be switched on again.