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Crimson
09/12/2017, 10:52 PM
While I was not affected by the hurricane it did have me thinking. In Jersey we do get hurricanes and blizzards. Sometimes even a simple rain storm will knock out power.

Has anyone every tried using a large lithium battery as a backup power source?

http://www.goalzero.com/

It looks promising. I have used UPS battery backups before for the return pump. Probably overkill for my new custom AIO 32 gallon build but I like the idea.

mcgyvr
09/13/2017, 05:10 AM
Sure you can use a lithium battery pack..
Did you look at the price of what you linked to? $1800 for 1425Wh (at best)

Compare that with something like this..
Just a bit more than $100 and just needs more gas to keep it running forever.. 1000W max which is usually plenty to run a whole tank..
https://www.amazon.com/PowerPro-56101-Starting-Portable-Generator/dp/B00J261PGQ/ref=vsbg_gnrtr_418146_sr/139-8846525-8594412?s=lawn-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1505300978&sr=1-4&keywords=generator

Now here is a far cheaper lithium solution..
https://www.amazon.com/ACOPOWER-Portable-Generator-Storage-Inverters/dp/B06W9FWFXD/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1505301100&sr=8-2-spons&keywords=lithium+generator&psc=1

But its only got 150Wh then its done