ups units

Re: ups units

PostBy: Highlander On: Mon Feb 18, 2008 4:55 pm

With the ice storm that hit Sussex Co. NJ, we lost power for about 9 hours total. My TrippLite APS500 and marine battery kept the stoker going and ran the circulator continuously for the 9 hours before the power came back. The battery had a couple of hours left in it, but all in all, it did its job.
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TrippLite APS500, size 29 Marine deep cycle battery, 175AH
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Re: ups units

PostBy: pret On: Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:54 pm

Sounds like I'm able to hook up a couple of marine batteries to the APC 1000 and be good to go for a couple of hours... generally speaking...

Thanks for your input. I welcome any other ideas as well... I love new ideas!

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Re: ups units

PostBy: steinkebunch On: Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:19 pm

I noticed that the sales brochure on the Harman Magnum Stoker says that due to the deep coal bed design of the grate, you can lose power for up to 5 to 8 hours and still have the fire come back. Is this true? Anybody had this experience? Most of my power outages are shorter than that, so I'm thinking a UPS may be unnecessary. But maybe the Harman brochure is just blowing smoke.

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Re: ups units

PostBy: WNY On: Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:28 pm

I highly doubt it. I don't think it would last that long. You need some combustion air and a good draft, the draft of a chimney may be enough to get it thru short durations (20-40 mins) and come back burning.

From the Brochure. So, Maybe....
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Harman sites states "Now offering Battery Backup option."

If it did, I don't think any of us would be talking about UPS units for our stoves.

Also, If you have a power vent or direct vent, forget it. The stove will go out after a short period (30+ mins).
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Re: ups units

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:38 pm

The Tripp-Lite setup is a good way to go. Add more batteries for a longer run time and in a pinch you can setup your auto to charge the batteries. Down in the Domminican Republic the power goes out 12 hrs at a time and they run the majority of the house off of a packaged inverter/charger with a pack of batteries, 6-pack 12 pack etc.
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Re: ups units

PostBy: spc On: Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:33 am

I have an APC 1500 backup & was wondering if its better for battery/unit life to unplug it or keep it running in the summer months?
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