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Old 05/11/2020, 09:24 PM   #1
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Backup ups

Is anyone using a UPS (uninterrupted power source) to back up their critical equipment in case of a power outage? I looked at a number of them by CyberPower and the "best" residential unit would run my critical equipment for only 2 hrs. Commercial units with EBUs (extra battery units) cost $1000- $2500! Please let me know what UPS you're using, what your "critical" equipment is, and what your estimated run time is. Thank you.

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Old 05/23/2020, 01:59 PM   #2
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If you have ecotech pumps you can get their battery backup(s) to keep them going. Might want to look into that.

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Old 05/23/2020, 04:24 PM   #3
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BRS did a survey on this topic -- take a look.

250 gallon mixed reef, 2 Reefbreeder's Photon V 2, RD 3 Speedy 80 Watt, DAS EX-3 Skimmer, MTC mini cal, 2-3/4" Sea Swirls, Aquacontroller & 6 Tunze pumps.
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Old 05/31/2020, 03:22 PM   #4
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For smaller systems, the new IceCap Battery Backup v2 looks promising. Relatively affordable, can power DC pumps up to 24V, and are easily stackable to add longevity.

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