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Okay, incase of blackouts, I would like something to keep a powerhead going for at least a day. The powerhead uses about 7 watts.

 

What are some good ones out there that will do the job?

 

Here's one that I'm thinking of getting, but not quite sure I understand the specs...

 

APC ES 8-Outlet 350VA 200-Watt UPS.

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How long do you think that will keep my powerhead running?

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Oldbrownies, this is what you mean? I had one...probably the cheaper one and quality sucked big time. Failed on me many times.

 

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Is there a better one out there?

 

Nyles, can you link to me a suitable UPS? I would like to know what I am looking for. I could probably find a toast one. How many VA?

 

Thanks guys!

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I just called a friend and got one, not sure of the specs but must run a pc for 15-30 minutes, so it should run a powerhead or two for a day or longer. I will get mine setup and get some pics, but honestly it will be a while till I start the project.. here is a link of some generic info. The key with these is they switch automatically so when your gone out for the night you can sleep comfortably.

http://saltaquarium.about.com/od/emergencypowersources/ht/ht_aqups.htm

 

I was going to replace the old battery with a marine deep cycle I have in the garage.

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I just called a friend and got one, not sure of the specs but must run a pc for 15-30 minutes, so it should run a powerhead or two for a day or longer. I will get mine setup and get some pics, but honestly it will be a while till I start the project.. here is a link of some generic info. The key with these is they switch automatically so when your gone out for the night you can sleep comfortably.

http://saltaquarium.about.com/od/emergencypowersources/ht/ht_aqups.htm

 

I was going to replace the old battery with a marine deep cycle I have in the garage.

 

Thanks for the link. Looks very interesting. I'll have to hunt down a busted UPS. I tried looking for an old one at the IT department, but it doesn't look like they are using any(scratch)

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The guy I get them from is a IT tech that services portland' date=' I will ask if he can get anymore, but honestly it will probably take a few months. I threw one away last year... Always happens that way.[/quote']

 

That's why it's good to be a pack rat (laugh)

 

Either that or get a refurbished unit...what do you think of this? Still too low?

 

OUTPUT

 

* Output power capacity 700 VA

* Output power capacity 450 Watts

* Output Connections 4 x 15A (Standard Plug)

 

INPUT

 

* Nominal input voltage 120V

* Input Connection Type NEMA 5-15P (Standard Plug)

 

BATTERY

 

* Replacement battery cartridge RBC5

* Typical backup time at half load 21.2 minutes

* Typical backup time at full load 8.9 minutes

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Here's a few for $15....make a deal with the guy, he's got a bunch. Also, you might just put a free "item wanted" ad on Craigslist, you might just find people who want to give them away so they're recycled instead of throwing them out.

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/sys/236222194.html

 

Also, I'll bet Free Geek http://freegeek.org/ gets them in quite often.

With all this talk, I'm going to have to steal my own from my PC and see how long it will keep my PH going :)

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Wow thanks. can you post up the listing...I can't go to craigslist right now....(laugh)

 

Here's a few for $15....make a deal with the guy, he's got a bunch. Also, you might just put a free "item wanted" ad on Craigslist, you might just find people who want to give them away so they're recycled instead of throwing them out.

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/sys/236222194.html

 

Also, I'll bet Free Geek http://freegeek.org/ gets them in quite often.

With all this talk, I'm going to have to steal my own from my PC and see how long it will keep my PH going :)

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No problem. You can try clicking the pic links, your IT may not have those blocked. If they're smart enough, they would have :) Tough part of being IT manager, many ways around the hoops.

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Date: 2006-11-17, 10:00AM PST

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Date: 2006-11-17, 10:00AM PST

 

 

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