Power failure in Durbanville

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  1. brentnorm

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    Hi guys, just a heads up. The power in Durbanville has been out for about an hour so far.
     
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    Where in Durbanville? It is a big place :)
    Thanks for the heads up!
     
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    I am in Sonstraal and mine is off.
     
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    Do you have a UPS or something Brent? That is one of the first things I bought - just to run my return pump for my new tank.
     
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    Yeah, got a nice UPS and my Vortech battery backup. Generator on standby.
     
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    Thanks Brent!
     
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    Cool man! :) I still have to service my gennie! Damn! ;)
     
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    Don't wait till you need it.
     
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    Np
     
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    Just a question here how long does your UPS run your return pump?
     
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    About 8 hours.
     
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    What size UPS do you have Brent, and what is the wattage of your Vortech?
     
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    The UPS is a 800VA connected to a 105Ah deep cycle battery. Vortech recon you can run one MP10 ( which is all I have) for 72 hours.
     
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    Power restored.
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    WOW! That's excellent Brent! How exactly did you add / join / wire up the 102 ah deep-cycle battery? Would you perhaps be so kind, if you have the time, to create a new thread and do an "article" on it for me, and I am quite sure - everyone's, sake??
     
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    Its a true sine wave UPS connected to a 105Ah deep cycle battery. nothing special. Check out this link. I bought the UPS from them.
    302 Found
     
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    Thanks Brent! I will have a look.
     
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