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onhwy61 wanted to know about my audio system and the battery.
The battery is a commercial product so it is a black box to me. It switches automatically from the grid to the battery at 2 PM. I'm just happy the music sounds as good on battery power which was my concern going in.
mkgus: the battery is big enough to run the whole house for a day so it bears out the theory about needing a big battery for transients.
millercarbon: There isn't a way to manually disconnect from the grid so cannot try out your suggestion intriguing as it is.
That is very kind of you to say. So you want to know about the battery.
The lithium battery is forty five inches high, thirty inches wide, eighteen inches deep. In my house the battery is inside, but it can go outside. Inside away from the elements is better for the battery.
The house runs off the battery from 2 PM till 10 PM when it starts charging off the grid. All this happens automatically. After 10 PM is when the electricity rate is lowest so it's shifting power from the cheapest time to the most expensive time. The money I save equates to a ten year payback on the 20K price of the battery backup system (including install and permits).
If there's a power outage outside of the 2 PM to 10 PM window when the battery's on, the battery switches on automatically. The switch takes a split second so you still need to plug your computer and modem into an uninterruptible power supply to cover that split second when it's without power. My audio has enough reserve in its caps to cover the gap without an uninterruptible power supply.
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