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Electric info SummersHeat 55SHP10 (Englander 25PDVC)

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Brown6, Jan 14, 2008.

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  1. Brown6

    Brown6 New Member

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    I have read the manual several times but can't seem to find the information regarding the electric power consumption of this unit (but may have overlooked it too....LOL). I just purchased one this past weekend and will be installing it this week (I built most of the hearth yesterday, just have to put some marble or ceramic tile to it and I can then start installing the stove and chimney).

    I see the control box fuse is a 6 amp, so based on that I can calculate a wattage figure of 720. I am interested in running the required AC power thru a 1000 watt power inverter (modified sine wave) running off a battery bank, which is charged via AC. All simply in case the power goes out while I'm not at home. I'm often away for 14-18 hours a day and should the power go out, I'm trying to prevent a "smoke-back" situation and to also keep the stove running.

    I based my purchase on a number of factors and have been looking at this model since last winter. One of my factors was the "DIY", as I tend to do most everything myself. I like that the parts of this stove are readily available (should I need any) and the fact that I have perused these boards for better than a year (although recently registered) and find it comforting that some folks from the manufacturer post here regularly.

    So, does anyone know what the power requirements are AND will a modified sine wave inverter run the control board without issue, or do I need a true sine wave inverter?

    Thanks much.

    Barry

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  2. wundercat

    wundercat New Member

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    Using a "kill-a-watt" test meter to test it:

    400 watts during startup, with the ignitor running
    140 watts during a steady burn with all the blowers running

    I've done a couple of short-term blackouts (less than 5 hours) with a modified sine inverter with no apparent problems.

    Hope this helps.
  3. Brown6

    Brown6 New Member

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    Thanks Wunder!!
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