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Emergency battery pack for my rig

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Hello OCN,

I am not sure where I saw it might of been here or over in reddit, but I saw someone who had an APC battery pack hooked up to a car battery in case power goes out.

My question is, is this hard/safe to do? Yesterday I was playing PS2 and the power went out of me twice during gameplay... I really something that would give me enough time to run outside and reset the switch. Any ideas for a power hungry PC?
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post #2 of 4
It resembles "safe" if you use a sealed battery and put it in a container away from everything/everyone, but no, a car battery is not meant to be indoors and used in this way.

Tho, if you know what you're doing, it shouldn't be that difficult. What UPS are you using that isn't enough? I've got a Cyber Power 1350W and estimates my rig at ~17min while folding.
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Yeah, a large enough UPC should suffice on its own.

Just as an FYI, a Deep Cycle Marine Battery would be a much better choice over a car battery for this type of use. Tailgaters use them to power their gear out in the field. Google around and you will see.
    
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Thanks for the info I will look into that battery and the cyber power one too. I just need something that will allow me to run outside and reset the breaker.
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