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Do you have UPS?

11 years 11 months ago - 11 years 11 months ago #18365 by dragonkeeper
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I do have a fully charged battery "jumper pack" for jumping cars that I could use in a dire emergency to run filters. I wouldn't hook up heaters to it because of the draw.


Does the jumper pack have a 110 outlet?

if its for jumping cars I would think that is 12v DC - so you have need a inverter to to get 110 from the 12v DC, or get a 12v DC air pump.


Yes it has a 110 outlet built into it. I also have an pocket inverter good for 40 Watts that I can use as well.

I have a Tripp Light power inverter hooked up to a sealed deep cycle marine battery.  It is set to power the airpump in the event of a power failure.  The battery should be good for the approximately 36 hours in the event of lights out.

I am going to do a natural gass whole house generator this spring.  I am only going to run it to the first floor - we'll sleep in the dark.  I have a zoned furnace / ac system so I can do that pretty easily.


I want to do the Natural gas generator in the next house. A couple of deep cycle marine batteries can keep most small to medium sized fish rooms running thru a power outage. Especially if you have a well insulated room that doesn't loose heat very fast.

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11 years 11 months ago #18364 by
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I have a Tripp Light power inverter hooked up to a sealed deep cycle marine battery.  It is set to power the airpump in the event of a power failure.  The battery should be good for the approximately 36 hours in the event of lights out.

I am going to do a natural gass whole house generator this spring.  I am only going to run it to the first floor - we'll sleep in the dark.  I have a zoned furnace / ac system so I can do that pretty easily.

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11 years 11 months ago #18363 by dgarnier
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I do have a fully charged battery "jumper pack" for jumping cars that I could use in a dire emergency to run filters. I wouldn't hook up heaters to it because of the draw.


Does the jumper pack have a 110 outlet?

if its for jumping cars I would think that is 12v DC - so you have need a inverter to to get 110 from the 12v DC, or get a 12v DC air pump.

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11 years 11 months ago #18362 by Kegger22
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have one on my larger tank setup running my air pump only so that way they still get airflow to the spong filters and still gives me some scramble time to figure the problem and find a solution, never had to have to use it yet but have tested it slightly by unplugging it from the wall and it does kick in and do the job, not sure how long it would last  but at least it's something for me

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11 years 11 months ago #18358 by baldtaxguy
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I had considered the whole natural gas thing, but strangely I can't sell this one to the wife.  But the portable generator is happening later this month.  But no one uses an intermediary battery backup, to bridge that time you need to get the generator...."generating?"  The money one invests in livestock is obviously a consideration, but (for me) an equal concern is the loss of time devoted to raising and breeding species.  I'm paranoid  :o of having to start from square one.

Anyone.....?

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12 years 3 days ago #17909 by dragonkeeper
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My uncle in CT has the natural gas version and loves it. He has the automatic switch as well. Power goes out and the generator kicks in within about 30 seconds.

Great stuff!

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12 years 3 days ago #17900 by sawboy2
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I don't think they do the whole house just a few appliances, so choose wisely.  They do last for 6-8 hours.  I would go with a portable though.


Which do you mean?  Portable generators will run a few tanks with filters and heaters.  Unfortunately,  I know this first hand.

And the whole house set-up are great.  They can be had for about $4-5k and can be made to run on LP giving them silent operation and LONG time runnind durations.  And they can run the whole house seamlessly.

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12 years 3 days ago #17897 by
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I don't think they do the whole house just a few appliances, so choose wisely.  They do last for 6-8 hours.  I would go with a portable though.

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12 years 3 days ago #17890 by dragonkeeper
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Don't have a ups system at all. Even though I should. Luckly for me Marengo is one of the most stable power grids I have seen yet. In 20 years of living out here the power has never been off for more that an hour.

I do have a fully charged battery "jumper pack" for jumping cars that I could use in a dire emergency to run filters. I wouldn't hook up heaters to it because of the draw.

If it were a major emergency I would be looking at buying/renting a portable generator to keep everything running. Next house I plan on looking into a whole house generator to run when power is out. There are plenty of websites out there explaining how to hook them up with manual or automatic switching.

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12 years 3 days ago #17882 by baldtaxguy
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Ok...I'm looking for comments, suggestions, remarks, etc. as to what type of power backup each of you utilize, or are thinking of getting, or wish you had.  I'm finally going to purchase a portable generator next month (I know, I should have gotten one well before now), which can be used to keep the bubbles bubbling when the power is out and I'm home to start and refuel said generator.  But also, as far as uninterupted power supply ("UPS"), do you guys have one?  If so, what brand?  I'm traveling so much for work that I feel my luck will run out soon, so I'm likely to get some type of UPS shortly after the generator.

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