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RE: AccuVote-TS power-related questions

See below.
Ian S. Piper
Diebold Election Systems, Inc.
-----Original Message-----
From: owner-support@dieboldes.com [mailto:owner-support@dieboldes.com]On Behalf Of Nel Finberg
Sent: Friday, November 08, 2002 4:00 AM
To: support
Subject: AccuVote-TS power-related questions

Numerous AccuVote-TS units configured in daisychain formation in the DeKalb County (amongst others) in the Georgia elections received insufficient AC power, despite being connected to AC power.  Units not daisychained apparently did not experience these problems.
[Ian S. Piper] I don't think you have enough information to support your conclusion.  Although details are rather scarce immediately after an election, it would be useful to get more info on the situation to determine what really happened.  Info such as,
BTW:  What is meant by "insufficient AC power"?
NOTE:  When the units are turned off and charging a battery, the worst case is a 1 Amp current draw, so therefore 10 units can be daisy chained in a warehouse charging setting.
There's no simple tool to determine that an outlet is isolated from others.  An electrician can make that determination using some tools that put a frequency on the circuit and sensing which devices (lighting or other outlets) share that circuit.  Other than that, the old "turn the breaker off and see what is not working" approach is simple enough to determine what is on the circuit.  Power capacities should be part of the survey at each vote center.