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Battery UPS/charge devices for use on the Flex 6k (Question)
I have my station computers, Maestro plus everything associated with it power backed up with a nice rack mount APC UPS.
I would also like to have the Flex 6K box on one of the backup devices I see listed in the ham radio on-line companies. There are a few, won't mention brands as they seem similar.
My goal is only have the 6K box power hold up long enough (10 seconds) until my whole house generator transfers so I am thinking the batteries would not necessarily need to be very large.
I was thinking a pair of common lead acid 7 AHr batteries in parallel like you find in the majority of UPS's would be adequate for 10 seconds.
My next question is about the "charge" function of these boxes on the market. Do they just float the batteries or is it possible they could overcharge the batteries and possibly cause harm (split the battery case or even explosion)? I will place the batteries in a protective battery box of course.
I would prefer to hear from those that are currently implementing a similar backup.
Is there anything I am missing? I want to do this right the first time.
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