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neiltus
01/17/2017, 08:46 PM
Thinking of adding one to run a 6095 during an outage. Some questions...

1) I assume these switch when no AC is detected.

2) How long will one run on a 12v battery?

3) I have the 6095 hooked up to an apex...since I am running on the controller setting what happens when the controller is not powered? Would the pump need to run on another setting to auto-switch (assuming it can) to the battery source?

4) Do they run well in-line the apex, or is unplugging/plugging required?

Thanks again

Seeady66
01/17/2017, 10:53 PM
The safety cable works good you can use any 12v battery. So run times are determined on battery size. Running on an apex gets a bit hard as the pump turns of if the apex as no power you need a ups to keep power to your apex then the pump will switch to battery backup there is a lot of help on the apex forum.
Adrian

rvitko
01/18/2017, 09:40 AM
As Adrian said, a 6095 needs just under 1 amp at 12V, as a rough rule of thumb, the amp hour rating of the battery is how many hours the pump will run. For a short back up, 2 6V lantern batteries wired in series will run a 6095 for about 2hrs, the typical small SLA battery of 8.5-9 amp hours will run the pump for 8-10 hours. A larger gel cell car battery could run it for a couple days. Generally the safest and most practical is the SLA and they are available up to about 36 Ahr. Keep in mind you will need a small trickle charger to maintain the battery unless you go with disposable lantern batteries.