Good day all
I have a question about rescuing printing after a power failure:
So I live in South Africa where we often suffer from "load shedding". This load shedding is an emergency implementation of turning off a few power grids to avoid overloading the system. Those outages are usually 2.5 hours long and a schedule will let you know when you can expect an outage. They also run at different stages, stage 1 being the least invasive and 4 the most (and the more invasive, the more regularly you will have power outages, but always only 2.5 hours long).
Since using a UPS to power the printer to prevent power interruptions from corrupting a printing job is therefore not feasible (the current draw from an active printer is quite high and an appropriate UPS might cost more than the printer!), I thought of an alternative: since powering the Raspberry Pi with a UPS would be very easy, I was hoping someone will know about a plugin that could help me to achieve the following: when a power failure occurs, the printer will immediately stop, while the raspberry pi is maintained with a small UPS. As soon as the power returns, the printer continues with the print. Does such a plugin exist, or does this capability already exist with current versions of octoprint?
Thanks for the help!