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Hey guys i live in a place where electricity goes for 6 hours every day. My shop consumes arround 2500W ( 4 pcs with LCDs + 300W for light + a fan and a small amp) after testing i have maximum of 2500W of consumption. I need to install a UPS which can hold my place for 6 hours. What is the setup i need to install.( batteries + UPS) im thinking of a 3KVA UPS with 4 batteries each one 180A. Is it enough to my shop to hold 6 hours?
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post #2 of 9
15,000 W-hrs.

You don't need a UPS. You need a full-scale, custom-designed battery-backup system.
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post #3 of 9
Here's what I would do...

1x natural gas stand-by generator, which powers up when the power goes out

1x UPS 1500VA for each pc/lcd/light setup to hold the power on while the power is cutting over to the generator.
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post #4 of 9
+1 on the generator, it'll be really expensive to get enough battery to power everything for so long.
     
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post #5 of 9
You could always have huge UPS like we do here in my office. They're about 10kW a piece. Made by Mitsubishi. We have 8 in total. When they kick on, you can feel the relays close. Of course the relays are the size of my head.Then the generator starts and the floor rumbles nonstop until power is restored.
    
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post #6 of 9
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Thanks guys i bought a 3kva UPS with 4 batteries 180amp each can hold my shop for 5 hours minimum
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post #7 of 9
Where do you live that there is no power 6hours a day? As other have stated you need a generator. UPS aren't ment to run for 6 hours a day on battery.
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post #8 of 9
I'm curious as to where you live.
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I third the curiousness upon where you live..
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