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Re: BBN (GTE) Suffers another major power problem.

  • From: Phil Howard
  • Date: Fri Aug 08 23:19:43 1997

> > 
> > 
> > The BBN Cambridge POP is "down and out" after a nearby manhole fire cut 
> > power to the building housing the POP. 
> > 
> > 
> > 	-Where is the generator backup?
> It's my understanding that BBN had emergency generator backup, but that it was
> insufficient to cover this outage.  I'm pretty sure I saw that in one of 
> their ticket emails last night, although it's not in the official ticket 
> history.

It's my understanding that a battery supply that lasts long enough to get
the emergency generator running, along with a fuel contractor to keep the
generator topped off, can last over rather long outages.

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