Battery Backup for incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BirdsBeesTrees, Sep 21, 2019.

  1. BirdsBeesTrees

    BirdsBeesTrees Crowing

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    So I'm interested in getting a battery backup for electric outages. One of my incubators is an RCOM 20 and I think it said 48 watts. Our electric went off the other day for 3 hours. It's very common to have the electric go off and we pay up to $1200 a month for this junk. If someone could guide me to a good battery back up I'd be appreciative.
     
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  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Enabler

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    You have actually 2 options.... Differently priced also.
    First option, would be to get a generator, and this way, during a power outage, you still also have electricity for the rest of your home. Limited to of course the power output of unit. I have a generator, and have used it on occasion. At that time, I only use minimal electricity. Refrigerator, and minimal lights to get by. I don't use microwave, washing machine, toaster, or other high drain appliances.
    Second option, is an Automotive 12 volt battery, and a power inverter.
    Have that also. I have a small capacity inverter like this one rated for 400 watts. That would be plenty enough to power your incubator.
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