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Re: (ET) Power Inverters
A few days ago you spoke of the Tripp-Lite APS3636VR UPS as a 36v system
that could possibly double as an Elec-Trak charged. Based on the dimensions
in an add the unit may fit in my E-20 to replace the built in GE charger.
you know of anyone who has firsthand experience with the APS3636VR rigged
a replacement charger for an E-20? It would be good when my charger plays
out to have a charger/inverter combination. Thanks you.
From: elec-trak-bounces cosmos phy tufts edu
[mailto:elec-trak-bounces cosmos phy tufts edu] On Behalf Of Tim Humphrey
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 11:15 AM
Subject: Re: (ET) Power Inverters - cold batteries, motor current draw
> 4) if you need to run lights, use LED's. They draw TINY amounts of
> and will work in a frozen garage/shop (unlike my flourescent bulbs,
> want 50 or 60 degrees F to start !)
> Regular incandescent bulbs will eat that battery energy, that you need
> turning your furnace blower motor.
Tube lights or CFL's? My tubes have a hard time starting when it's cold but
my CFL's will start as low as 10f below O. They take a minute to get to
bright, but they start everytime.
>> Bill Alburty Wrote
>>>Every winter, when there is an impending ice storm, I begin to wonder
>>>there is a way to use the 36 VDC power source of my ET battery pack to
>>>operate my gas furnace for a day or two, since the gas is still
>>>available. Those of you who have used ET power inverters for this
>>>purpose could tell us how much wattage you can get from fully charged
>>>batteries, and for how long. It would have to supply about 11 AC amps
>>>115 VAC/60 Hz to run the blower and gas valve. At a reduced
>>>house-thermostat setting, it seems to me that maybe enough heat could
>>>circulated to get through two day's power outage.
How much do you want to spend.....
the Tripp-Lite APS3636VR UPs is a 36v system. It's about 800 bux. But it
also has 3600watts capability and doubles as your charger, so you never
to worry about that breaking down again either. (Hope I didn't just jinx
I know at least one person is using the APS, maybe he'll chime in. I plan
get one if I ever can manage to scrape up an EXTRA 800 bux. I really like
the unit, it's just not high on my list of priorities yet.
I-5, Blossvale NY
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