UPS - Confused

Discussion in 'Power cuts' started by Ross, 3 May 2010.

  1. Ross

    Ross

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    Hey Guys

    Been trying to read through the threads but it is way to complicated for my brain at this time of the week.

    I want to connect my tank to a UPS (Will connect the ProfiLux and one Plugbar to the UPS. The other plug bar that will run lights and heater will be to house power). I saw a 1000 something UPS at Incredible over the weekend. I will obviously have to work out what my return and other pumps use, but what is all this talk about modified sine waves and unmodified.

    Also once I know the wattage for my needs, how to I convert that into the UPS power rating.

    Thanks,

    Ross

    PS this will be used for short periods of time for when I am not home. I have a geni wired in so once I get a message that power is out, I or somebody else can head over and turn it on.
     
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    Hi Ross - modified sine-wave inverters is good for electrical equipment that does not need a high voltage/ampage to start up. Ie heaters, lights, etc....
    Pumps do not fall into this category.... pumps usually do not work well on modified sinewave - for pumps you need unmodified/true sinewave inverters...
     
  4. Ross

    Ross Thread Starter

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    Thanks jacquesb, I will have a look at what kind they are.
     
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