frafrichile
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Alarm system for when the power goes off

Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:56 pm

Hello everyone, I have a raspberry pi and I have a problem

Me and my friends are building an aquaponics system. Urban farming. The problem is that the power went off when we were not around and some of our fish died. What solutions do you guys recommend for this?
I was thinking something that sends a text message saying the power went out or something. or a loud alarm

Thanks !

BMS Doug
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Re: Alarm system for when the power goes off

Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:07 pm

PC UPS systems are common and fairly cheap, if you can find a way to put critical equipment on a tight power budget you will be able to support it from one of these.

Many of these UPS systems will report power supply failure via USB to a connected computer (such as the pi) which you could then have e-mail a report to you.
Doug.
Building Management Systems Engineer.

aquaponicsman
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Re: Alarm system for when the power goes off

Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:11 pm

What happened with this?

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