Whats your back up when you lose power

Fish On Posted By Fish On, Nov 15, 2009 at 2:30 PM

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  1. peirhead

    Feeling the Heat

    Aug 8, 2008
    PEI Canada
    My Xantrex inverter fried when i tried to connect the APC 1400UPS from my Prius...There is some kind of inrush thing that requires a much larger capacity (at least 2x the UPS size) anyways I gave up in the Prius thing and am going to go with the Honda EU2000i and just power a few things I really need.
  2. John_M

    Minister of Fire

    Dec 10, 2008
    Central NY
    Honda EU6500is. Feeding a properly installed, UL Listed manual transfer switch. This runs t.v, computer, well pump, propane boiler, computer, refrig, coffee pot, light in every room, garage door openers, etc. Have only had to use it once but that one time made it worthwhile. John_M
  3. wolfkiller

    Burning Hunk

    Feb 12, 2008
    Salcha alaska
    My backup is a 12 kw kubota 1800 rpm genset in a heatable shed. It is wired to a xantrex 4 kw inverter-charger. I also have 20 l-16 batteries that will run my house for about 2 weeks. I have a 300 gal fuel tank piped to the the generator. I have 8- 140 watt solar pannels on a seeker in the yard. I also have a wisper 200 wind mill on a 200' tower out back. With a full fuel tank I can make all my power for about 20 years. The only back up I dont have is the utility company.
  4. ffspeed

    New Member

    Dec 14, 2009
    Rome, N.Y.
    Turning off the main breaker doesn't cut all the legs in the breaker box. There are three legs in there, and the main breaker only cut two of them. The third one is a ground, but could still send power into your house and fry your genny, if the line man happened to cross a wire.
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