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Unread 05-04-2008, 11:31 PM   #16
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Anyone prescribe to the theory that a battery set directly on the ground drains it's charge?
In the old days, we always thought that putting a battery on dirt or concrete would drain it. I don't know about the newer batteries, though.
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Unread 05-04-2008, 11:35 PM   #17
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Battery to inverter works wonderful on the FEC.
Big batteries are reported at way over 20 + hours since the FEC only draws an amp or so whilst running. Most inverters use more power to run than the FEC.
We use a charger-battery-inverter setup to protect the FEC from the vagaries of comp site power.
Always have clean and stable power no matter how the "grid" does --or if someone trips over your power cord or overloads the circuit.

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I have the battery and inverter down but what kind of charger are you using?
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Anyone have any idea who long a good marine battery would run Pitminder with a 10 cm fan?
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I have the battery and inverter down but what kind of charger are you using?
Just a little 6 AMP trickle charger.
All it does is keep the battery topped off.
Battery lasts a long long time even without it.

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Anyone have any idea who long a good marine battery would run Pitminder with a 10 cm fan?

If memory serves me correctly Shotgun Fred told me that the DigiQ w/ 25 cm fan would run for an entire comp on a battery. Not sure about the Pitminder. They have hook ups available now just for automotive/marine batteries. I have the cigarette lighter plug and the regular 110 power pack. Might have to check into the battery hook ups too. Never know what the power will be like at a comp. At Nelsonville last year we lost power at 3am for about 3 hours.
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Anyone have any idea who long a good marine battery would run Pitminder with a 10 cm fan?
Not sure how much power exactly the Pitminder draws, but I used this with my DigiQ DX2 and the 10CFM Pit Viper. It worked great! Probably lasted 30 hours (give or take).

http://www.ebay.com/itm/160585359584...84.m1423.l2649

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