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post #11 of 26
lol for that price he could get a generater to power his entire house.
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lol for that price he could get a generater to power his entire house.
thats what I was saying....get a $100 UPS and a generator...
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Well how would one wire up one of these so called backup generators? Not really a bad idea .
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post #14 of 26
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Do any of you guys watch Prison Break? If so, remember when they knocked out the power at the Prison in Panama to allow them to have 30 seconds of darkness to escape? This thread kinda reminded me of that.


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I would assume that you'd need UPS powerful enough to give you at least 30 seconds of power to allow time to have your generator powered up. I'm not sure how you'd set that up though.
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Well how would one wire up one of these so called backup generators? Not really a bad idea .
Well you would need a electrican to wire it up to your circuit box my guess you would need a sensor that runs off batterys that when the main line shows no power it switches over to the generater.
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Well you would need a electrican to wire it up to your circuit box my guess you would need a sensor that runs off batterys that when the main line shows no power it switches over to the generater.
Oh...well then nevermind. Not worth it since I rent .
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I'm the resident electrician haha,I actually did have to rewire alot of my house during some remodeling.I think I'll go with one that'll last about a minute it'll work in most cases i think thanks.I was just upset losing wu's yet again.
    
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Losing 4 WU's IMO does not justify the cost of a UPS or genny. I think like most of us it will be better to just accept the fact that this kind of thing happens.
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You know, you could build your own UPS. Its not that hard, it only takes a few pieces of hardware. A voltage regulator, trasnformer, battery(ies), and inverter would be the expensive parts. Then you'd just need your own circuitry, which is actually very simple, just to make sure the batteries don't overcharge (a few diodes, capacitors, etc).

The only real catch is that there are only two reasonable options as far as batteries go in terms of their power/price ratio: car batteries and sealed lead batteries. Car batteries release toxic fumes over time so they aren't safe to keep in the house over long periods of time like that, plus they always present a risk of leakage which can lead to numerous disasters. So the only real option is sealed lead batteries, and those actually make up most of the cost of a pre-built UPS anyway. So this would be a project to do only if you want a really large scale system.

If you ARE interested, feel free to PM me and I'll help you out.
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You know, you could build your own UPS. Its not that hard, it only takes a few pieces of hardware. A voltage regulator, trasnformer, battery(ies), and inverter would be the expensive parts. Then you'd just need your own circuitry, which is actually very simple, just to make sure the batteries don't overcharge (a few diodes, capacitors, etc).

The only real catch is that there are only two reasonable options as far as batteries go in terms of their power/price ratio: car batteries and sealed lead batteries. Car batteries release toxic fumes over time so they aren't safe to keep in the house over long periods of time like that, plus they always present a risk of leakage which can lead to numerous disasters. So the only real option is sealed lead batteries, and those actually make up most of the cost of a pre-built UPS anyway. So this would be a project to do only if you want a really large scale system.

If you ARE interested, feel free to PM me and I'll help you out.
Well I would have said the main catch would be that you could blow yourself up...but there you are
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