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Old 07-03-2003, 02:30 PM   #11
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How many killowatts does it put out?

I guess thats how you measure the capacity of a generator.
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Old 07-03-2003, 02:37 PM   #12
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I am at work, but I remember it saying 1000 peak watts, 900 running average.
7.5 amps
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Old 07-03-2003, 03:29 PM   #13
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Yep, that is only for occassional outings, or to have a party... The generator you would need for that kind of power outage would have to accept 100 amps or greater. You would then be able to technically run your house. I saw one advertised in the paper here for $2500.00 and it was used...

The generator that Hara mentioned wouldn't even run my tank completely.
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yeah, but it should get us out of a bind, run some pumps etc. (at least I surely
hope so as I am banking on it)
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Old 07-03-2003, 03:49 PM   #15
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I think it would run my 80. But using some estimated numbers for pump usage. I think it would be maxed out with my lights and heaters if/when they cycled on.

But yes it should adiquatly run a decent size heater and plenty of circulation pumps. Possibly limited lighting
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Old 07-03-2003, 05:27 PM   #16
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would a computer backup battery work for somthing like that? Im gonna go look it up right now ill be back.
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Yes but not a small backup. If you plan on running anything other than pumps then no I would not go with batteries as the draw is going to be to much. But if you just want to keep your circulation pumps going then yes a mid to large battery backup system would work fine for a short outage. For an outage of days lenght then no a battery system would not work.
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I just bought a power inverter for my car so that we can hook up a tv for road trips. It's 350W w two 110V outlets. This should be enough to at least keep the water circulating and heater going in case of emergency. It was pretty cheap - $60
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nice generator at costco 199.00 1200watt gas 90amp. it is running my system 2x500wattmhx2 55watt pc's 600gph refugium pump,235gph pump for the chiller, protein skimmer,doulble whisper air pump,300gph pump for overflow,200watt heater,aquaclear 500gph power filter. it says it can go to 1500watts,i guess it is true.
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darn thats a sweet price. I guess its loud ant it. Kind of like having a lawnmower running outside.

Ill have to look into this when i got to price club again.

How heavy isit? I would have to bring this home in the trunk of my car and I dont think it will fit unless its real compact.
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