I was looking at getting something like http://www.apc.com/resource/include/techspec_index.cfm?base_sku=AP9212
to control my cisco lab at home.
Then I thought I have an arduino, all I should need is an ethernet shield & a few relays.
1) Does this sound plausible?
2) Can anyone help me with what I would actually need to buy I am a bit of a beginner at all this electronics stuff?
3) Could I trickle some of the mains power off to power the arduino rather than rely on a battery to keep it online?
My thinking is that I have one wall outlet 240v connected to each of the relays, which in turn would connect to C-14 connector which connect to the servers. I would estimate the relays would need to support 240v @ 13A for this.
Then I would use the Arduino's pins to trip the relays on and off depending on which hardware I need up.
Thanks in advance,