On 22/11/14 20:43, Mark Trickett wrote:
On Fri, 2014-11-21 at 23:41 +0000, James Harper wrote:
I've replaced my home router with a little
laptop, and it's working great.
Does anyone make an ADSL modem that can be run (and powered) via USB?
Most have USB ports but I suspect can't use it as a power source. This
would allow my internet connection to stay up during the power outages
that get more frequent out here once fire season starts.
How about a battery
backed DC supply that replaces the normal plug pack?
You might need to be proactive to make, might be not an off the shelf
item. Basically, a slightly over rated plug pack to charge a battery
pack, then some form of regulation to the voltage for the ADSL modem.
Not sure if this helps but my backup hard drive ($80 from dick smith a
year ago) that lives on the desk somewhere, plugs in to the usb port and
gets it's power from there I think it's only 3 volts, whether that's
enough for a modem I do not know..