A mini-tower Battery Backup/ UPS (uninterruptible power supply) with line interactive topology, the CyberPower Intelligent LCD LX1500GU provides battery power and surge protection for desktop computers, workstations, networking devices, and home entertainment systems. The LX1500GU uses Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) to correct minor power fluctuations without switching to battery power, which extends battery life. AVR is essential in areas where power fluctuations occur frequently. Two USB 2.1A charging ports provide charging power for portable devices such as tablets, mobile phones, MP3 players, and cameras.
Citizens Fiber uses a Passive Fiber Optic Network (meaning no electronics between the consumer and Citizens Fiber's main equipment), consumers who have their ONT plugged into an Un-Interrupted Power Supply (UPS) with battery backup possess the ability to keep all their services on in the event of a power outage.
Citizens Fiber's Fiber-to-the-Home utilizes an Optical Network Terminal (ONT) that is powered by an electrical outlet. If the ONT loses power, all Citizens Fiber services, including calls to 911 or any home security and medical monitoring that relies on telephone service, will not work.
For an ONT to function in the event of a power outage, it requires a power supply with a backup battery.
In the past, Citizens often included a backup battery with the ONT installed for its consumers. These previously provided battery backups were only enabled to power the telephone during power outages in case of emergencies. Due to declining usage of landlines and the increasing number of cellular phones available for emergency situations, Citizens Fiber is no longer mandated to offer this service. As of January 1, 2018, Citizens is discontinuing this telephone-only back up service. If you received a battery from Citizens without charge, you will not be charged for keeping the battery, but Citizens will no longer be supporting or monitoring that battery's charge. Citizens does not guarantee that your current battery will operate properly during a power outage. You are responsible for making your decision about whether or how to supply back-up power for your telephone service.*
Moving forward, consumers that wish to have a battery backup for their services will have two options:
*Consumers will be able to keep their old power supply until a technician visits the consumer's location, whether for a service or trouble call. At that time, the old unit will be removed, and the consumer will have to decide whether or not to rent a new power supply from Citizens Fiber.
**If you qualify for Lifeline 135 service, you may request for your new power supply and battery backup to be installed and maintained for no charge.