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Power outage with/with out internet

By learninmypc
Sep 3, 2015
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  1. Long story short at a previous residence I lived at several years ago we had a power outage but I was able to be online with my laptop since it was on battery power.
    Lately, we had a power outage from Saturday till 2 days ago but I couldn't get online with my iPhone or iPad using battery, why?
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,315   +618

    Depends upon the Internet connection.
    The iPhone could use a cell connection OR a wifi connection via your router (likely down without a UPS)
    If the iPad does not have the cellular feature, then it too will fail on the missing wifi
     
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  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,550   +2,894

    It also depends on how large the power outage is, and whether or not the switch box was knocked out as well.
     
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,590   +335

    My iPad/iPhone have cell data turned off. I'll look into UPS .
     
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,590   +335

    At its height, there were about 300.000 to 400.000 people out. Don't know about a "switch box".
     
  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,590   +335

  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,315   +618

    ?? inform me please, to what "switch box" do you refer?
     
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,315   +618

  9. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,590   +335

  10. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,550   +2,894

    For lack of proper terminology

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  11. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,590   +335

    There is a similiar box like that next to my house but its traffic lights ONLY.
     
  12. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,315   +618

    Yeah, seen these before too. Hopefully it's clear that a UPS doesn't care and will keep your systems alive long enough (or configured to auto-)shutdown in an orderly manner :)
     
  13. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,590   +335

    Thanks you two :)
     

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