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bwester

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Finally finished it!!! I have about 300 amphours of DC backup power, huge batteries! Its wired to a dedicated 20amp breaker and then runs to the greenhouse for the ventilation fan and heater. I have about 3 days of backup for the 1 amp fan and about 2 days of the heater on a thermostat.



 

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Have you given it a run through? Flipped the breaker and it comes on? I guess it's got to be indoors somehow and protected from water and humidity? That would be a big problem for me. Thanks for the photo. We're still waiting for the new concrete photo.:poke:
 

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Have you given it a run through? Flipped the breaker and it comes on? I guess it's got to be indoors somehow and protected from water and humidity? That would be a big problem for me. Thanks for the photo. We're still waiting for the new concrete photo.:poke:
yeah, I let it run all weekend last week and it seemed to work just fine.
 

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Do you have it on an auto switch in case you loose power and you are not home to switch over?

If you do, tell me a good source. (I haven't looked too hard myself at this point).

Have you thought about a solar charger to keep the batteries topped off?
 

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Unfortunately I have a separate battery/inverter without the power loss sensor/switch. I couldn't find one for my application on this site, but I have some leads for a company called Battery Supply (or something like that.
 

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