APC Battery Backups can provide back up power to aquarium equipment such as lights, pumps and heaters. Before picking the perfect UPS you need to make a list of everything that needs to be backed up.
1. 1x Light (30W)
2. 1x Pump (100W)
3. 1x Heater (20W)
Write down the power consumption on each one of these devices. Usually you’ll be able to find that information on the transformer that plugs in to the wall, the manual or even online on the manufacturer’s website. Once you know how much “load” you have, you need to think of how much run time you’ll need.
When you look at battery backup options you’ll see the maximum capacity and how much run time you’ll have at half load, and full load. You’ll be able to get an idea of how much time you’ll have with that UPS should the power fail.
An even easier way to get the perfect power backup for your tank is to make a list of the equipment and give us a call at toll free 866-311-1945 or send us and email at email@example.com. We will work with you to make sure you get the perfect battery backup for your aquarium. We’ve done power backup configurations for aquariums that provided run times of 10 minutes to 72 hours! I am sure we can help you get the set up you need.