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Cell Site power

Discussion in 'Wireless News' started by Gman, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. Gman

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    I was under the impression that cell sites already had backup power.

    If a telephone pole were knocked over, cutting the power and landline phone, my mobile phone still continued to work.
     
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    larry Sprint loyalist and former mod
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    They normally do have a battery back-up source but that's only good for about 6 hours I hear.
     
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    Battery is 4-6 hours where as generator is about 36-72 hours I think I know what I would rather have.
     
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    me too, the longer the better.
     
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    i AM d*MN GLAD i HAVE VZW in my area, with both generators and battery backup on almost all sites I have no worries. Go ahead and require backup power, the most reliable one already has it!
     
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    Any chance on telling us where your area is? It helps to know a GENERAL area when making comments about service. WELCOME.........
     
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    The at&t tower behind my house has a propane generator (and an extremely large propane "pig") for backup power. I don't know if the Alltel tower by my house has any back up though, because when I drove to that tower I didn't see any generator or anthing. Maybe it had battery back up........
     
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    Yeah I only know of just a tiny amount here that do not have propane generators for Verizon. Utah
     
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    Yankees368 Compulsive Signal Checker
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    Well here in the NYC area, cell site really only get battery backup, if that. No room for generators in most cases.
     
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    "Move em out boys we are putting a generator in that office space" :)
     
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    Do you know how much a square foot of office space in NYC costs? In the space a generator would take up, you could throw a desk and coffee machine there and rent it for $1,000/month ;)
     
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    I am happy to see the FCC pushing this. However, they should start with landline based (PSTN) companies to ensure that the facilities for cell sites are also going to remain in service. In terms of public information they may also want to look at some mandates in the broadcast industry as well.
     
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    All the landline companies and Broadcast compies In my area have generators.

    I agree at least 8 hours but Generator take years to pay for themselves unless you have a major outage. Most of those are Diesel or Propane at 3.30 gal ave for diesel and about 2 buck a gallon for propane.

    I think the carriers need to have enuff battery backup so at least a temp generator can get put on the site before it dies.

    Most of my power outage I can get a generator to a tower before the normal batteries run out.

    Time depends on the number of call a site does.
     

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