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Old 07-07-2008, 05:32 PM   #11
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Larger water volume will take longer to cool down, as cmor stated. I think for smaller tanks, maybe 1 heater (rated a lot less than the UPS), and 1 for the water movement would be my recommendation.
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Thanks a lot everyone...


How does one calculate the amount of time the UPS will last?
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Old 07-07-2008, 06:20 PM   #13
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It has to do with the amperage of the equipment plugged into it. A standard APC Back-Ups UPS will last about 20-30 minutes with a PC and Monitor plugged into it. They are not designed to be long-term solutions, only enough power to allow your other back-up systems to be activated (like a generator), or for you to properly power-down the equipment.
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Hmm a generator is not somthing that is in my budget atm.

The power failures in my area dont last more than 30 minutes usually... So I just wanted to know how to calculate or maybe a chart i can look at.
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Here is a link to the APC page that will help you to choose the kind you need for the wattage load you plan on having.
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