Inverter Requirement to Run AHS S130 Coal Gun From Batteries

Stoker Coal Boilers automatically feed the coal and have controls and pumps just like any conventions boiler. They are intended to be used as a primary heat and often have domestic hot water coils as an added bonus. They can be set up independently or in dual sytem with your existing oil/gas boiler. They can accommodate both hot water base board or steam plumbing.
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Post Mon. Jul. 07, 2014 6:43 pm

The thing that get's me when the power goes down is the refrigerator. It's a "modern" one & even though it's pretty well insulated, it likes to have power every 6 or 7 hours or things start to go south. After much debate I ended up with a gasoline generator.
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Post Mon. Jul. 07, 2014 7:05 pm

After much debate I ended up with a gasoline generator.
10 months of the year just store it outside.
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Post Mon. Jul. 07, 2014 7:58 pm

Oops, this is another of my posts for deletion. I was going to indicate in this post that I had fixed my "amps" post to properly call them "amp hours", but when I went to fix that earlier post in this thread it was no longer fixable. My time limit for fixes was apparently up.
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Post Thu. Jul. 10, 2014 12:26 pm

Larry:

For reference, I operated my S130 along with a refrigerator and an upright freezer with a 2000 watt (peak) Honda generator during hurricane Sandy. No, I don't have figures for amp draw, actual power requirements, etc. but I know I didn't max out the generator. I can't remember exact sequencing of operation, starting, etc. but I know I had them all running together for a time. I don't know if this helps, just thought I'd pass it along.
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Post Thu. Jul. 10, 2014 5:06 pm

Tull wrote:Larry:

For reference, I operated my S130 along with a refrigerator and an upright freezer with a 2000 watt (peak) Honda generator during hurricane Sandy. No, I don't have figures for amp draw, actual power requirements, etc. but I know I didn't max out the generator. I can't remember exact sequencing of operation, starting, etc. but I know I had them all running together for a time. I don't know if this helps, just thought I'd pass it along.
Yes, it is great information. Thanks Tull!
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Post Thu. Jul. 10, 2014 6:23 pm

Careful now, remember the math doesn't lie. ;)
Sandy's temps were not below zero. :roll:
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Post Thu. Jul. 10, 2014 6:53 pm

McGiever wrote:Careful now, remember the math doesn't lie. ;)
Sandy's temps were not below zero. :roll:
Ah, a virtual handshake for your astute observation yet again kind Sir!

Another consideration is that a generator and an inverter running off of batteries are certainly two different animals.
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