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Subject: Re: Gas Generator recommendations
From: CapAAVSO@.......
Date: Tue, 8 May 2001 13:58:47 EDT

In a message dated 05/08/2001 12:00:19 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
earth@........... writes:

<< Might be a small task as some sections use more than 12VDC. You would have
 use a 12VDC Altimium stepup transformer with proper windings for various
 voltages >>

Hi Bob, 

If I went into my computer and measured the voltage where it comes out of the 
power supply, would this be the voltage I would need to run from my 
batteries? If this turned out to be more than 12 Volts could I then hook, say 
four deep charge marine batteries in series-parallel to make a 24 volt 
battery power supply. Then suppose the computer needed say 15 volts. Could I 
not then use a voltage regulator chip to reduce the 24 Volts to 15 Volts or 
whatever? Assuming this could be done I could then use two automatic shut 
down 12-Volt battery chargers, one on each pair of the four above, to 
accomplish my purpose which is to have a system totally immune to 
California-type blackouts? I like the idea of not being dependent on relays 
or stuff like that to switch over when the power grid fails. Thanks, Bob, for 
your helpful ideas, especially how to get my Honda generator going again. I 
will try your system and let you know how I make out.

Best regards,

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