We are having a power outage. I have the computer on a UPS and a whole house generator. Everything worked normally; UPS kept the computer powered, and the generator kicked in 30 seconds later.
The computer just crashed. I think I know why, but would like some confirmation.
My freezer is not on a generator powered circuit. After 3 hours I figured it would be good to get some electricity to it. The closest powered outlet happened to be the UPS. I plugged it into a battery powered outlet on the UPS rather then a surge protected only outlet; didn't think it mattered. It was fine for a while, and then the computer crashed. I am thinking that the freezer came on and needed more power than the UPS could deliver, so the UPS tripped out. I am surprised the UPS capacity mattered when it was on the generator, but have no other explanation.
Does that make sense, or should I look further for a problem.