I currently have no UPS or similar things setup for my Homey and Wifi Router.
Since Homey is responsible for runing flows which helps in the case of emergency (Adjust lights, turn on siren etc.) it seems dumb to not implement redundancy incase of power outages.
What setups are common to use?
Are there any Gotchya’s I need to watch out for when considering buying a UPS?
Is there a different more prefered approach I should consider?
I assumed this to be a common use case but the “Your topic is similar to…” seemed to indicate otherwise.
Hello @Maz, welcome ! I fully agree with you You could consult similar topic Homey powerbank. At my side I went through similar thinking and did some research about it; I am currently testing a UPS solution, it is promising, I will post next week my results to the referenced topic.
Synology DS218+ 2-bay (both with HDD’s installed) NAS
Internet modem incl fiberbglass accesspoint (KPN Netherlands)
Linksys Velop mesh wifipoint
What else I would like:
power down my NAS safely when the end of the batterylife of the UPS comes in sight. Or better: let my NAS enter safe mode (letting the NAS disconnect the HDD’s and reconnect them when power is restored. My NAS is able to do that)
Silent (preferably without fan)
Preferably a Homey app (would this be helpfull? Or does this add no extra value at all? Currently I can only find a APC app)
I do not need an UPS that can keep my devices powered very long. I find it more important that it poweres down the NAS safely when needed, have time to send security alarms to my mobile devices and that it keeps the devices running when I have to power down some current when I do some do-it-yourself around the house for a short time and forget to power down the devices myself.
Found some APC’s but they seem quite expensive.
Also found Energenies and PowerWalkers which seem a lot less pricier.
If a price range between 75 and 150 euro’s can be met, that would be nice.
Any recommendations? Other brands? Things I have to consider when choosing a UPS?
Any help is welcome! Thx…
Yes; i know of the other topic about powerbanks and UPS’ here too, but that seems to evolve in a way that I am not heading, I think. I think a real standalone UPS would be better in my case(?). @moderators I don’t know if this topic should be relocated to the “off-topic” part? Since I am not ghe topicstarter, I cannot do this myself.
If your lights are not on an UPS as well, Homey powered or not won’t make much of a difference. Homey itself will probably go as long way on a powerbank, however the powerbank is not designed for the purpose of being charged and powered years on end.
Still, you probably have more luck on a website like Tweakers if you’re looking for an in-depth comparison between brands. I have an APC UPS and I’m happy with it, but I don’t have any experience with the other brands so cannot compare. I doubt a lot of other users here can.
Some people run semi-critical systems with their Homey, like heating or irrigation systems. In case of a failure, you could implement a fallback for those systems. And of course send a notification to yourself that (part of) the power went out.