Emergency Power

Emergency Power

PostBy: Aldo8811 On: Tue. Oct. 11, 2011 10:13 pm

So I have this new KA-6 boiler. I don't lose power often but when I do I want something to hold me over for a little while before I have to go get the generator out and running. I have read a little about UPS's and deep cycle batteries, some are using the deep cycle batteries and inverters... What has everyone else done or is it really an issue? I would be happy having it go into a low fire mode to maintain the fire vs keeping the house toasty warm untill I get my lazy butt out and start the generator.
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystone
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: Emergency Power

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Tue. Oct. 11, 2011 10:51 pm

The motors of your Keystoker like full sine waves, UPS's that provide such output are listed as "Smart UPS" by APC. I am sure others offer similar units but I cannot recommend ones I know nothing about. A "Kill-A Watt" meter will help you find the real power consumption before it is necessary to start the generator. The "Kill-A-Watt" is available at Home Depot.The meter will help you decide your true power consumption. The only problem is the "Kill-A-Watt" is an inline plug in device so you may have to get creative with your hard wired install.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

Re: Emergency Power

PostBy: WNY On: Wed. Oct. 12, 2011 5:42 am

If you do a search on Backup Power, or Inverters, numerous discusions on both generators and battery backups.
just make sure they are are a good SINE wave output.

Here's a few to get you started.

Back up power

Battery Back up

back-up power...yet again ?

Is there a 10 hour battery backup for stoker stove?
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon