Load shedding has returned with a vengeance, with many suburbs being hit hard by power cuts, reaching levels of severity not seen for four years. In today’s internet driven world people can live without lights but not without Wi-Fi. We might not be able to solve the country’s power supply issues but we can offer you a solution to keep your Wi-Fi always-on. Beat load shedding and always stay connected with MikroTik’s LTE products.
To always ensure you are connected, start off your solution with MikroTik’s wAP LTE (MT-RBWAP-LTE), a small weatherproof wireless access point with a built-in cellular modem that supports 2G, 3G and 4G LTE connectivity. Then connect to the wAP’s built-in Wi-Fi and access the LTE network from your phone or any other wireless device. Connect the router to MikroTik’s mUPS (MT-RBmUPS), a simple and compact device to make your network more reliable, or for situations where stable power input is not available, like when load shedding strikes. Lastly, connect the mUPS with a single battery like Forbatt’s 12V 7.2AH Sealed Lead Acid Battery (FB-12-7). When using a typical 7Ah battery, MikroTik’s wAP LTE router can last up to 20 hours. It works just like a Gigabit PoE injector, but when power is lost, it switches over to the 12 V battery. The connected router will not reboot when the power source is lost, it will seamlessly switch over to the 12 V battery– meaning you’ll never miss a minute of connectivity.
In our tech-driven world, it’s really disruptive to have a few hours without Wi-Fi. But losing connectivity, due to load shedding, doesn’t necessarily mean losing productivity.