Wondering what people are doing for backup power for power outages. Generators I’m sure where you can. Or UPS style supplies.
It would look awfully strange if I was running a generator in my complex.
I was thinking something like This doodad at least for if we are home and we lose power.
Just for something to keep the air moving and a light on low if needed.
My ac infinity cloudline fans draw 27w on setting 4 for the 6" and 11w on setting 2 for the 8". I can also dim one light down to 20w. that gives me roughly 2.5 hours of runtime in a pinch.
That would definitely work. I run 3 backup batteries, 2 redundant. They’re really there for short power outages. Anything over an hour and the plants get moved outside or by a window if it’s raining. Power outages are most detrimental to hydro grows. Soil grows it’s not a big deal unless you’re scrog’d, too large to move or can’t move for secrecy.
I really just need one for the fan/filter to keep the smell down. Lights I can go a couple of hours but the smell builds fast.
good deal @Bobbydigital sounds like you got it covered. @Painfree lights are probably the least of the problem as you’ve stated. You can always put a small battery powered lantern or something in there in a pitch I guess just so the plants to think it’s end of days and stress. I agree on keeping the exhaust going that’s whats important to me also. I’ll probably pick one of these units after a little more research.
Take your voltage (US between 108 -125V) and divide it into your Watts and that is your peak amps for 1 hour. The more amps you draw ,the less time you have . So what ever you can unplug ,humidifier ,extra fans ,cut it down to 1 light. the longer run time you have. 6" fan and filter draws about a amp ,so you have around 1 hour.