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APC UPS to keep major components running during power outage

Postby Methodical2 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:28 pm

I have been thinking that I may need to acquire some sort of battery backup for my aquarium filter(s) and heaters. Since I have the APC UPS for all my computer equipment, I figured this may be a good starting point. Are there other better options there that you'll use to keep your filter and heaters running as long as possible during and outage. Any thoughts on this?

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Re: APC UPS to keep major components running during power ou

Postby DJRansome » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:02 pm

Generator. The UPS is not going to be up to the job.

If you don't want a generator but want SOMETHING, then you can get a battery air pump for an air stone.
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Re: APC UPS to keep major components running during power ou

Postby Sub-Mariner » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:38 am

Check out the Champion 100565. I'm tempted to pick one up.

It can run a 25% load for 10hrs on 1 gallon of gas. I could run my tank 1hr on / 1hr off less than the 25% load on a gallon a day.



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Re: APC UPS to keep major components running during power ou

Postby Methodical2 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:09 pm

Ok. Thanks. I guess I have some more research to do.
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