Are you ready for a power outage?

Discussion in 'Power cuts' started by Mtroboer, 13 Sep 2008.

  1. Mtroboer

    Mtroboer

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    Hi guys back-up power is becoming a huge concern for me as chances are good that I'll be moving to a small town with regular power failures. I was just wondering how many guys in reefing are covered in case of a outage and what type equipment they use?
     
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  3. gaz19

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    im coverd, got a ups to run my return pump and power heads. this lasts about 3hrs
     
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    I had a 300W Inverter that ran my heaters and pumps for up to 9 hours. Best way to go in my opinion!
     
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    happy my tank isnt running at the moment as theses one scheduled for tomorrow for the whole day...
     
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    I have an inverter and battery to run the return as soon as power goes down giving me 6 hrs before manually connecting a generator if need be.
     
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    i've got an inverter but its not automatic like a UPS:( need to find a circuit i can make to convert it to a UPS. any1 know of one?
     
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    how much is a ups? any ideas?
     
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    Thanks for the replies, I'm also convinced ups/inverter is the way to go! That way you won't get any surprises when you get home after an unscheduled power failure... But then again, you could run a few appliances with a gennie if you buy a decent one.
     

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