What do i need for a backup?

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  1. flamming angel

    flamming angel

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    Hey all

    I got my self a 230w inverter which has connections to connect to a car battery. You can plug in a 2 pin and one 3 pin plug. Now i need to create a back up unit which will kick on when the power goes off. What other stuff do i need. I have calculated my wattage and will need just under 200w to run the stuff i need.

    Please advise me as to what i will need to do the conversion. Switches? etc.....

    thanks ppl
     
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  3. chikaboo

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    Firstly you need a deep cycle battery and an appropriate charger for it ... then you need a 220V relay that will "sense"the loss of electricity and switch over the input from the electricity source to the inverters output .... in a nutshell ..... BTW is a pure sine wave inverter?
     
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    flamming angel Thread Starter

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    Okay thanks for the info. I can get the battery and have a charger. Where can i get the 220v relay and switch. Also just got check up but im sure its a pure sine wave.
     
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    I was at outdoor wharehouse yesterday and they sell inverters and deep cycle bateries. I was slightly inpressed
     
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