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[aprssig] backup pwr systems

Ben Lindner vk5jfk at activ8.net.au
Tue Dec 5 03:40:13 UTC 2006

We are talking radio only

Joe Della Barba wrote:
> 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.
> 73
> Joe N3HGB
> 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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