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Backup

Jay_17
Jay_17 Member Posts: 72
Has anyone used a car battery and inverter to run a heating system in the event of power failure? In my case all I need is power to the boiler aquastat, which should be minimal, and power to run 1 007 pump. So I think the pump draws about 100W, which means about 1 amp at 120V, so a 200 AmpHour battery would last a long time (200 hours) even a cheap 80AmpHour battery would be good for 80 hours, and in actual heating run time that would be more than adequate.
Has anyone actually done this? I'd like to know how it works.
I would like to have some backup, I have city water and a gas WH, so no power needed for either of those, I can get along with candles, but I'd rather not rely on the fireplace for heat.
Jay
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