Power outage

johno27

Jack Dempsey
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I lost a Black Aro in the big power outage in the midwest a few years back. They sure do suck. Good news is all is normal in the tank today:woot:
 

Carl D

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What do you guys do for power during hurricanes etc? Or do you just not care and get the hell out of the area??

Carl.
 

sly2kusa

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Alot of filters have induction type motors, and unless your UPS dosn't put out a true sine wave, they wont work. My rena XP3, didn't work on a UPS, but my Emporer 400 did.
That's exactly what I have. In fact - 2 of them, and the 350 ran both of them for 3 hours (which isn't surprising because those motors don't draw much power).
 

MilitantPotato

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That's exactly what I have. In fact - 2 of them, and the 350 ran both of them for 3 hours (which isn't surprising because those motors don't draw much power).
3 hours for a 350 isn't bad at all, I would of expected a little less.

The XP3 made a chattering noise and would stop dead, I blew almost 200 dollars on two 650VA UPS's only to have it not work on two canisters, I had my wife go in with her puppy dog eyes and ask for a refund. :D

Generator here I come! (Minus a kidney, lung, and anything else I can sell.)
 
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