New owner of a Harman XXV TC and new to pellets

Christophe_C

New Member
Dec 2, 2019
3
Putnam county
Good evening. New to this forum and the whole pellet stove thing but did a fair amount of reading on the subject. Had this XXV TC installed on Wednesday. Still not comfortable leaving it running when I am at work. I ordered this Amazon product for safe shutdowns in power outages. It is my understanding that the stove recognizes the modified sine wave and shuts down automatically. I am considering setting up a inverter battery back up to keep the stove running longer in a power outage. Has anyone here done this? What inverter are you using? What battery(s) ? How much run time are you getting? Also does anyone know what the watt rating on this stove is?

I am heating a fairly small house with this stove. In Room temp mode with the supreme Douglass Fir pellets the stove runs at a pretty low rate with a fairly small fire and keeps the whole house warm. I enjoy sitting by the stove watching the fire. If I wanted a bigger fire without over heating my house would I be better off with a different pellet? Lower btu value? Maybe a hard wood?

Anyway thank you for your help with these questions.
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Oregun

Member
Jan 12, 2017
73
Oregon
I set my XXV up with 600 watt pure sine wave inverter, connected it to my hybrid car so it could run for long periods.
Haven't had to use it yet 2 years now but it is in my garage if needed. If you are willing to light manually instead of using the igniter
you can get by with even lower watts on the inverter.
I use douglas fir pellets in room temp mode, 1400sq ft house.
I also have dual battery (12v RV batteries) w/ 1kw inverter in my camper so I might give that a try first if we get a power failure.
I believe there is a setting for larger fire letting the heat go up the chimney but have not tried it.
Looks like you have a vertical chimney so if you don't have backup power you may be ok.
 

Christophe_C

New Member
Dec 2, 2019
3
Putnam county
I set my XXV up with 600 watt pure sine wave inverter, connected it to my hybrid car so it could run for long periods.
Haven't had to use it yet 2 years now but it is in my garage if needed. If you are willing to light manually instead of using the igniter
you can get by with even lower watts on the inverter.
I use douglas fir pellets in room temp mode, 1400sq ft house.
I also have dual battery (12v RV batteries) w/ 1kw inverter in my camper so I might give that a try first if we get a power failure.
I believe there is a setting for larger fire letting the heat go up the chimney but have not tried it.
Looks like you have a vertical chimney so if you don't have backup power you may be ok.
I wonder if the 110 out on my car is pure sine wave. Most likely not. The probably make it as cheap as possible.