Back-Up Power

Discussion in 'Power cuts' started by PICASSO, 26 Jun 2014.

  1. PICASSO

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    I need advise...I urgently need back-up power.
    What would be better to get and why?
    Generator,inverter,ups? Do you get an automatic start generator? Where can I get at a reasonable price?
    What would I need to run on my tank? Needs to run for 10 - 12 hrs, maybe longer...
    Any suggestions and advice?
     
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  3. Johanbester3

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    You will need to check the power ratings on your equipment if you are looking for inverters or a UPS and if you are only worried when the power fails , look at getting a DC return pump with a Deep cycle batt. You only need to keep your Water circulating
     
  4. hansiemyburgh

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    I see you in the East Rand. Anything you know that I don't know off....Why do you need back so urgent? Also tagging along to get some advice on back up power.
     
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    I have 2x Deep Cycle batt connected in serries with a 220V/24V charger , running 2x MP10's and a DC pump for ciculation.
     
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    The best way to go about this is to get yourself a 500-800w pure sinewave inverter with charger not a modified sinewave inverter as your pumps wont last on them and a 102mah deep cycle battery. Run your return, flow pumps and skimmer on this and your set and done for 8-12 hours when power fails.
     
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    Tagging along
     

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