Typical last mile battery runtime (protecting against power cuts)

Mark Tinka mark at tinka.africa
Sat Feb 4 22:10:44 UTC 2023

On 2/4/23 23:58, Sabri Berisha wrote:

> I'd say I have something in between. I have a WEN GN875i: https://www.amazon.com/WEN-GN875i-Transfer-Switch-Ready-8750-Watt-Generator/dp/B08STWSWLH/
> That's 7kw rated and 8.75kw peak. More than enough to support my home.

Yeah, plenty of juice.

> I previously had one of those smaller 2200 watt generators. The problem
> with those is that you're now limited to 1600 watt running, which barely
> powers the fridge, lights, internet, and maybe some tv. Our power usually
> goes out when it's very warm, so I like some AC.

Makes sense.

> Mine is electrical (but not automatic) start, I have to flip the main and
> a circuit breaker, which is protected by an interlock switch. Similar to
> https://www.amazon.com/Generator-Interlock-Compatible-panels-Professional-Interlocking/dp/B0BN9T9DXT/
> The interlock switch ensures that I'm not backfeeding to the grid, and
> was necessary to pass inspection.
> Usually I have it up and running within 10 minutes. That's how long it
> takes for my UPS script to kick in and start shutting down servers.


Thanks for sharing.


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