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  •  telco COs: three days plus a month. (0+ / 0-)

    Three days of central office battery in the basement, and a diesel or turbine generator with a month's worth of fuel on hand at all times.  

    The generator goes into action shortly after the batteries begin to discharge.

    And back in the days of Strowger (step-by-step) switches, power consumption of the switching machine was practically nil when the CO has no traffic, for example overnight.  

    "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

    by G2geek on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 05:56:13 PM PDT

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