It works!.... Battery back up

It works!.... Battery back up

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:07 pm

Thanks to Chris (DVC500) I got the fever to build a pure sine wave battery back up. I got a 300 watt pure sine wave inverter off eBay for about $80, bought a few parts and dove in. Just 5 min ago I tested it. The magic white smoke is contained! Wooohooooo! I did not make it so it automatic charges the batteries, but I'm using wheel chair gel batteries and they keep their charge for months if not used. I can charge them manually if needed and this way I'm not running a charger all the time.

Thanks Chris!

PS I ended up buying a few relays. If someone needs one, PM me. They have "solder" bases. They're a pain to wire, but at least if a relay dies it's just unplug and plug in a new one.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: It works!.... Battery back up

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:23 pm

Good Stuff, Freddy, congrats! :up: :clap: You must've wired the relay up correctly too!
Now the sheep will be happy, and warm all winter ;)
Nice box you mounted it in. All safe and secure.
:cheers:
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

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Nice job, but far too neat and safe. Here is my
entry into the "WTF is that" contest.

Tom
tsb
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II


Re: It works!.... Battery back up

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:44 pm

tsb wrote:
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Nice job, but far too neat and safe. Here is my
entry into the "WTF is that" contest.

Tom


Holy hell you could type out Morse code on that thingy 8-)
Black_And_Blue
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska 140

Re: It works!.... Battery back up

PostBy: mr1precision On: Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:49 pm

tsb wrote:
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Nice job, but far too neat and safe. Here is my
entry into the "WTF is that" contest.

Tom


Nice job Freddy!

tsb,
The wood in the base plate is fire proof wood right? :lol:
mr1precision
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman-Anderson AA-130

Re: It works!.... Battery back up

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:53 pm

That looks good to me Tom! It's what I "wood" have done before I got my sheet metal tools. If it works...it works!

It was such a fun build I kinda want to make one with a cheap inverter to have emergency lights for the house. :)
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: It works!.... Battery back up

PostBy: tsb On: Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:03 pm

Freddy

I do metal fabrication for a living. I try not to bring my work home.
Anybody can buy a Hoffman box and fancy quick strip, but a piece of
scrap wood and some drywall screws. Priceless.
tsb
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II

Re: It works!.... Battery back up

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:45 pm

Those gel batteries are great! I've installed some in a few motorcycles I've worked on, & have one in my RD350. You can abuse the hell out of them (not charge them ... ever!) & they still come back for more! I have one in a lawnmower that I haven't charged in 18 months .... I can go out there now, toss it on a charger & it'll be good to go for another few years! ;)
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler