Thread: Work in progress Operation : Big UPS/solar backbone.
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Old June 29, 2012, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by b1lk1 View Post
I'd be worried that the inverters in the UPS are not capable of handling the sustained loading you'd be putting on them. I doubt they are rated for a constant hour duty cycle. One of the most expensive parts of the solar setups is the inverter/power tie in. You would have to have some sort of manual switch to cut off Hydro to run solar. Either that you'd need some sort of automatic setup to accomplish this.
We're on the same page here.

I too doubt the duty cycle.......thats ok tho.....

I'm going to start with the 'whole house UPS' , then worry about whether I can glom it into a solar setup.

I'm thinking I might run a couple low wattage lines to the UPS' and testing that duty cycle on fulltime conversion.

Might work , might not , either way I see some external battery banks !

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