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I'm completely new with Raspberry Pi. In fact I'm just planning to buy a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, but I don't have anyone yet. I want it to be running 24/7 so I'm worried about power outages. I've been googling around and the cheapest solution I've found is this one.

From the link (just in case it goes down): The idea is to connect the Pi this way: Raspberry Pi connection to detect power outage

And then use upsd to detect power outage (based on ethernet disconnection)

But I haven't found any reviews about it. I wanted to make sure it would work and if there is any pros/cons compared to other solutions (that are more expensive) like GertDuino, mini UPS, UPiS, etc

Also, what specifications should I look for in the battery bank? (beside being able to charge and supply power at the same time)

Thanks

  • I think I will delete the post Diego. I don't have a math of the usage. May be I can check once and then get back to you – Varad A G Dec 7 '16 at 13:13
  • @VaradAG, it wasn't exactly what I was asking but it was useful anyway. If you, by any chance, can test the upsd software to detect ethernet connection/disconnection I'd really appreciate it. Thanks again for sharing your info! – Diego Dec 7 '16 at 14:38
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I've tried to setup what I posted and the good news is that the idea works. I tried unplugging the ethernet wire and the raspberry powered off. However the battery I bought which had pass-through (required to do what I wanted) when the input is unplugged it stops giving energy to the raspberry for less than a second and then it starts again. I'm not sure if this happens with all pass-through batteries or just some models. For further reference my battery is this one: RAVPower Deluxe Series.

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