Backup power for Jebao DC return pump

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  1. Papitto

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    Hi,

    What can I use to power my return pump? LS for 4 hours everyday!!! Need quick cheap fix for now
     
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  3. Fenton

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    Tagging ,

    Same situation with me in Randburg
     
  4. Johanbester3

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    I run mine on two Deep Cycle batt. connect in series {24V} , not
    using the power supply that came with the pump , power straight from the batt to the pump.
    Running 2 x DC pumps and 2 x MP10 , 48Hours plus.
     
  5. Raimund

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    no cheap options for ac pumps. you need a 24v ups with 2 deep cycle marine batteries , or an inverter with 1 deep cycle battery. but still cheaper than losing all your livestock.....
     
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    Cheapest option is a generator, but you need to make sure it has a surge protector, or you pump will not work, and might even get damaged. Not sure you're going to find any genies at the moment, I know that Ellies are out of stock.
    Easiest way is to get a UPS, but it is expensive.
    Cheap genie will do that trick, get an airpump attach two airstones, one for your sump and one for your tank. You will be fine for up to four days.
    OR, get a battery operated air pump.
     
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