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Rockinfigs

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ependydad wrote:

Rockinfigs wrote:

ependydad wrote:

Either my transfer switches aren't fast enough or my TVs are too sensitive and the all restart when switching power sources.

Not much of a problem until my kid was in the middle of a gaming session. [emoticon]


Exactly so yours does the same..what brand inverter do u have?


The transfer switches are the Xantrex 15amp Auto Transfer Relays:
http://www.xantrex.com/power-products/default/inline-transfer-relay.aspx

I'm not bothered by it, honestly.


Yeah by the end of the day I guess I could prob deal with it.. But I've just been told different information from different people so was just wondering.


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That’s odd- maybe newer televisions are more sensitive, but why can a $80 ups switch fast enough for all electronics to stay powered up, but a thousand dollar inverter will not?
Regardless, I’d have the electronics on a ups, set to not beep on power interruption ( we have 5 with all of our electronics on them at home).


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Rockinfigs wrote:

When it converted over to gen the TV shut off.
How long of a shutoff are we talking about?

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A UPS doesn't switch. Its battery is being charged or not but the output is always driving the loads.

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joebedford wrote:

A UPS doesn't switch. Its battery is being charged or not but the output is always driving the loads.


Yep, or else the "U" wouldn't stand for "uninterruptible".


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yes, an UPS is the only way to truly have uninterrupted power. I have a 2,000 inverter and 50 amp auto transfer switch from Bestconverter (Boondocker). Don't remember which way but going from/to generator there's a delay, the other way not but either will drop power long enough to my satellite receiver that it must reboot.


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nayther wrote:

yes, a UPS is the only way to truly have uninterrupted power.
I guess an inverter that's always on would qualify.

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joebedford wrote:

A UPS doesn't switch. Its battery is being charged or not but the output is always driving the loads.
There are different types of UPS. Only the ones that convert AC to DC and then DC to AC don't interrupt the power - ie used in more critical applications so think more $.

The specs on the 900W Cyber Power unit for example indicate a 4 ms transfer time which is rather short and hence the switching may not effect most connected electronics. One AC 60 HZ cycle is 16 ms.

What is the definition on uninterruptible?


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When a RVer connects a non switching inverter to the battery then they have a uninterruptible source - AC charges the house battery and the house battery powers the inverter which is now independent of the battery charging source.

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