Battery Backup Systems
I need some information how to setup a battery backup system and connect it to the main switch…
Planning for a Battery Backup System for Home Power
Background: Mike, a Homeowner from far far away (I just checked where you are from, and your right, that is far far away, good grief, but i’ll bet it’s very nice!)
Question: I just moved in a location in a corner of the globe that grid power is an extreme luxury.
I need some information about how to setup a battery backup inverter system and connect it to the main switch.
I need to support 3 light bulbs, a TV, a satellite receiver and a refrigerator.
The calculated operating amperage for the refrigerator is 4.5 .Â I do not know about the initial booting amps.
Thanks for your electrical question mike.
Mike, much more information is needed to plan this out. I installed a system like this on a very remote island in the Philippines a few years ago, there was no electricity at all so we set up solar panels with provision for a backup generator. I know that some of the technology has changed, but that does not change the fact that the voltage and watts or amp loads for the devices will be needed. I know that in your area of the world it is common to have 220 volt devices so that would need to be verified.
The Following links will assist you with your electrical question:
Grid Tied Inverters
For more information about 220 Volt Wiring Diagram
220 Volt Wiring Diagram
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