[Server-devel] Power Switch

Xavier Alvarez xavi.alvarez at gmail.com
Mon Jul 2 15:20:00 EDT 2007

If the alternative to the rocker switch is the 
hold-4-sec-to-turn-off option, then from personal experience with 
unreliable electricity, a rocker switch gives a lot more peace of 

Sure, you may have a UPS, power-strips with switches, but in my 
mind, I run for the switch in the box... lacking that, my second 
instinct is to pull the cord, and worry later about 'peripheral' 

Also, many people assume that if a computer is 'off' it's "off the 

My 2cts,

On Friday 29 June 2007 15:32, John Watlington wrote:
JW> All,
JW>     For cost reasons, we are now looking at a single,
JW> hard-wired rocker switch on the bottom of the unit serving as
JW> a power switch.
JW>    I'm actually inclined to eliminate the power switch,
JW> except that I don't want the connector to spark when a server
JW> is connected to it's power source.
JW> Comments ?
JW> wad
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