Diy Pc Battery Backup Power Source And 12 Battery Charger By J Starnes

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I am planning a fun weekend but we are not sure we will have a 110v power source nearby. Just in case I decided it may be a good idea to use a APC battery backup and parallel more batteries together for a longer run time. Also in the same unit I could have a 12 volt charger to charge batteries. Once I come back I will just have a really buffed up battery backup ready to use. I am going to use two small computer cases , industrial drawer handles , rolling casters ect. These are the donors. The idea is to power a few laptops / net books all day which are wattage anyways.

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jstarne1
Commented March 2013
OK just doing a bit of test fitting here... This is the 12 volt 9ah SLA. The standard battery backup uses a 12v 7ah but the same size and shape. It appears I can get 4 or 5 of these batteries lined up on the bottom. Perhaps I could do a second row above them too which is 10 batteries for 90ah of power. That's 1080 watt hours. I may only do one row. I don't want this to be so heavy I can't pick it up without throwing my back out lol. Each battery is 6 pounds.
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jstarne1
Commented March 2013
I have the guts to a 600 watt APC backup and a 12v source to 12v battery charger. Now I need some Velcro straps to hold batteries down and wheels to put on the bottom and two heavy duty handles for the top.
jstarne1
Commented March 2013
When I get back this could be an excellent backup supply for the smart fish tank system. Twice the power has gone out since January so a backup is nice.
jstarne1
Commented March 2013
I know the color of a project has little to do with functionality but I always go for style points lol.... Next step , tan coat and cutting out a desert camp template. This is meant to match my snake skin battle bot ;)
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jstarne1
Commented March 2013
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jstarne1
Commented March 2013
So far so good . I'll make a nicer stencil and detail it up tommorow. I will be making an identical battery backup for the fish tank but it will be black.
ahmed eshra
Commented March 2013
it is awesome
jstarne1
Commented March 2013
Thank you khudo! You have some sand out there in Egypt , would this blend in?
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Published on Friday, March 8, 2013