We have always used surge protecting strips and UPSes on our electronics, but as we built out our smart home we started having problems with the smart switches fritzing out. We installed a whole house surge protector in the main electrical meter. We haven’t had a fritz since. We have an Intermatic IG1240RC3 but there […]
Category: Working from Home
Hybernating our Hybrid
We know from seeing all the tow trucks running through our neighborhood since Coronavirus quarantine that old-fashioned combustion cars won’t start after a couple of weeks, but it’s kind of ironic that an electric car won’t start either. Yep, electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars have two batteries: a “drive” battery that moves the car, […]
For us, the most critical part of working from home during the Coronavirus era is having a rock-solid continuous Internet connection. In another post we talked about our LTE cellular hotspot failover setup, but our LTE was having trouble handling our load during long outages. We decided to get DSL as well. The problem was […]
Behold the Netgear 4G LTE Modem with Two Ethernet Ports. You plug this little fella between your existing Internet connection and your router, and if your DSL or Cable Modem goes out, this takes care of automatic failover to Cellular LTE.