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UPS down Project 365(3) Day 211
Image by Keith Williamson
I am thinking of renaming this album, “El Willo’s problem page because a number of the recent photos seem to have been about issues I have had to deal with.
Problem No xxx.
When the UPS that I brought from England would no longer hold its charge, I bought this one from Carrefour. Without any kind of control software, I had no idea how long it would run my computer for or whether it would shut it down gracefully so I replaced it with an APC Smart UPS. This one was then consigned to keeping my internet connection going during one of our frequent power cuts.
When we had the new air conditioning installed this was disconnected but not switched off so It ran for about ten minutes or so, signalling as it went along. Eventually the battery died and peace was restored.
Since then it has signalled faults intermittently – not a problem unless it decided to do that in the middle of the night. Lo and behold, on Tuesday it started making its merry little beeping noises at about 11pm so, rather than run the risk of being kept awake all night, I disconnected it.
Now, I suppose, I have to dispose of it in an environmentally friendly way
Canon 5D MkII with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens.
Image by robertstinnett
My cluttered home office — but at least I know where everything is!
It is cold again Project 365(3) Day 216
Image by Keith Williamson
Pam and I seem to be going though one of those periods that you have when a number of challenges loom up to face you.
First it was the battery on the car that died, then I had problems with the installation of programs on my new computer, I had a hair on the sensor of my best camera, one of my UPS expired, the fence at the back was making its way into the garden below and finally (I hope) the new air conditioning unit stopped blowing cold air.
This air conditioning unit worked fine when it was first installed. The air in the room was nicely chilled and it was taking out a decent quantity of water each day. Then gradually it chilled less and less and the room still felt muggy an hour or so after the unit was switched on.
Nothing else for it, call the shop and get someone out to look at it so that is what we did yesterday. This morning, first thing, the technicians arrived and confirmed my suspicions that somehow all the gas had escaped from inside. After taking this outside unit off the wall, it was an easy job to locate the gas joint that was leaking, correct that, fill the unit back up with gas, and check that all was well with a manometer.
Result, the unit is working 100% again, the air is nicely chilled and the water bottle outside was half full after just two hours of operation.
Now back to that garden fence!