Hey there folks!
Looking for some advise again.
NH just went through the worst power outage in years (maybe history).
6 days without power has me thinking again.
I have means of heat (wood stove) and means of cooking (propane) and lighting (candles and my LED projects), but the well pump is a problem.
The need of water to flush the toilets came from the stream nearby, all well and good as it was, washing our bodies from buckets has to go.
I have learned that my 220vac well pump actually draws it's power from 2 110 vac circuits.
If I have this right (which is my first question, is this even possible) I only need a 110vac converter to run this off my batteries.
Now, if I'm correct here (second question) a 4amp 220vac pump is 880 watts, then the draw from the 12vdc battery should be 74amps (give a few for losses maybe 80 amps).
I only have 2 160AH deep cell batteries running currently.
Am I looking at a reality of 2 hrs (half the draw) or 4 hrs use (full draw)?
Or, is it even less....
Yup, that was a third question!
I just bought a 2500 (5000 max) watt inverter intended for the shop and thought I would use this as my back-up for the winter.
Am i even close here?