Back up Solar Panels for a Coal stove.

Re: Back up Solar Panels for a Coal stove.

PostBy: funstuff On: Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:57 am

av8r wrote:
spc wrote:How many watts does a stoker use, say a LL pioneer? I have an APC SMART-UPS 1500 & was wondering if it could cut it with an external deep cycle battery.


Ran my Hearth for over 4 hours on a APC 1400. Had over 70% capacity left (if you believe the LEDs)


You have a link to one of these APC smart ups 1500?
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Stove/Furnace Make: Home made boiler

Re: Back up Solar Panels for a Coal stove.

PostBy: av8r On: Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:59 am

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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Hearth with twin turbos (sounds like it)
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hearth model with twin turbos

Re: Back up Solar Panels for a Coal stove.

PostBy: spc On: Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:26 pm

av8r wrote:Ran my Hearth for over 4 hours on a APC 1400. Had over 70% capacity left (if you believe the LEDs)

What are you using for an external battery? Thanks.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

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Re: Back up Solar Panels for a Coal stove.

PostBy: av8r On: Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:02 pm

It ran that long with the internal batteries. I have 2 size 24 RV batts that I can connect if need be, but I don't expect we'll ever lose power for that long.
av8r
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Hearth with twin turbos (sounds like it)
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hearth model with twin turbos

Re: Back up Solar Panels for a Coal stove.

PostBy: spc On: Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:20 pm

av8r wrote:It ran that long with the internal batteries. I have 2 size 24 RV batts that I can connect if need be, but I don't expect we'll ever lose power for that long.

Did you run convection blower also?
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: Back up Solar Panels for a Coal stove.

PostBy: europachris On: Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:40 pm

Just as a data point, my Keystoker DV runs 79 watts with just DV and combustion blower. Adding the stoker motor give me around 93 watts total, and with the convection fan running, the grand total is around 180 watts. I was rather pleased to see how efficient the DV blower was, it really doesn't use much power at all.
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 350/Iron Fireman
Stove/Furnace Model: Custom bituminous burner

Re: Back up Solar Panels for a Coal stove.

PostBy: av8r On: Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:48 pm

spc wrote:
av8r wrote:It ran that long with the internal batteries. I have 2 size 24 RV batts that I can connect if need be, but I don't expect we'll ever lose power for that long.

Did you run convection blower also?


I did not during this last outage. The weather was warmer so it wasn't an issue.
av8r
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Hearth with twin turbos (sounds like it)
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hearth model with twin turbos

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