Emergency Battery Backup Power System K2FR Ham Radio
Check out the video link below –
This is my Emergency Backup System
-115AH deep cycle marine battery
Complete Standby system, always hooked upto the battery and should the Residential power go out, ill be uninterrupted. Once, the 400 watt inverter is hooked up I plan on running one of my smaller computers off of it as a backup system, so the computer does not abruptly shut off if the power goes out.
The reason for wanting to add a solar panel eventually, for Field day id like to be class A and not need to ever fire up a generator or any other commercial power to get my gear online. Ultimately, if a disaster (large ice storm/severe weather etc etc) knocks out commercial power for weeks, having a way to recharge my battery will be beneficial .
The entire system in its entirety cost around 500 US dollars.
http://www.westmountainradio.com/ — Thanks!
This is the video –http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sEuHqGtniQ