Other Turtle Discussion :: Battery Backup

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 12:40 pm   Battery Backup

Winter is fast upon us and I have realized that I have no battery backup for my tank. We lose power often in the winter and I need to get something asap. I am wondering what everyone uses - I'm not really sure where to start. Not looking for anything too over the top, just something to keep the water heater and filter going until the power comes back on. Thank you!
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Post Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:36 pm   Re: Battery Backup

Great question. I live in Kansas and so far havent needed it but I was thinking about a small generator. Or just getting a motel room if I loose power?
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Post Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 12:33 pm   Re: Battery Backup

How long are your power outages? Is your house heating affected?
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Post Posted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:42 am   Re: Battery Backup

Sometimes we will lose power for a couple of days. And yes, we lose heat. We have a generator but it gets shut off at night or if we're not here. Definitely need something to keep the water warm during those times! So I'd say something that would last up to 8-10 hours.
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Post Posted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:25 am   Re: Battery Backup

A deep cycle marine battery and a power inverter might do the trick. You might need 2 batteries and a battery charger. You could use the generator to charge the batteries. I do not know how long a battery would run a heater though.
http://www.all-battery.com/inverterfaq.aspx
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