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[aprssig] backup pwr systems

Joe Della Barba joe at dellabarba.com
Mon Dec 4 23:27:48 UTC 2006

Are you talking about a radio (original post) or an entire house?
For a house a genset is the only way to go IMHO. Plenty of them out 
there in gas, diesel, and propane.

VE7GDH wrote:
> Joe N3HGB wrote...
>> You guys are making this way too complicated. You just described a boat
>> plugged into shore power. The battery charger charges the batteries that
>> run the radio. When you unplug the cord and leave the dock, then you are
>> on battery power unless the engine is running. Just go buy a nice big
>> battery, gel or AGM preferred for indoors, and a decent battery charger.
>> The nice part is the battery charger only needs to keep up with the
>> average load, not the peak load.
> You're right! I should unplug the widescreen TV, TV satellite 
> receiver, AV
> amp, AC supplies for radios in two different rooms not overly close to 
> the
> deep cycle battery bank & inverter, as well as the fridge and microwave
> oven and all the lights throughout the house and get a small battery and
> charger and some candles to go with it and uncomplicate my backup power
> system <g> but then I wouldn't be able to keep several computers humming
> along when the power was off which was the real reason for my backup
> system. It's an added bonus that all the radios and related equipment 
> keep
> running as well. Everyone should base their backup power system on what
> they need to keep running. Some people are happy waiting in the dark.
> Others will be satisfied if they can get a flashlight out and hook up 
> a 2M
> radio and no APRS equipment and listen on the local repeater (if it's 
> still
> running) to everyone commenting on how the power is off, but I like to be
> able to keep everything running. Everyone's needs are different. I 
> just wish
> I had a boat as well - hi!
> 73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
> -- 
> "I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"
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