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Posted on May 20, 2021 by MEDI-PRODUCTS

Battery Powered Rechargeable Generator

Can a battery generator be recharged?

Rechargeable Generators are an excellent choice for emergency backup power. The generator has stored energy in battery reserves that are constantly kept fully charged. Power from the grid passes through the system to run the load while continually ‘trickle charging’ the batteries. When utility power is lost, the generator will instantly turn on, running off of battery power. Then, when power is restored, the system will switch back over to utility power, and continue to run the load, while simultaneously recharging the batteries.
STANDBY MODE
When the unit is in standby mode, the utility power is fed to the power system. The power system simultaneously charges its batteries and passes the utility power over to the appliance
POWER OUTAGE MODE
When the utility power goes out, the power systems line interactive switch will activate to draw the energy from the batteries and will continue powering the appliance automatically.
POWER OUTAGE MODE
When the utility power goes out, the power systems line interactive switch will activate to draw the energy from the batteries and will continue powering the appliance automatically.
RECHARGE MODE
When the system senses the power back on, it will return to standby mode and automatically restore utility power to the appliance. At this point the power system will also bulk charge the batteries until they have returned to their capacity, which then causes it to switch back to float charge mode.

How long does it take to recharge an emergency generator?

The amount of time it takes to recharge a rechargeable generator really depends on a number of factors, one of them being the size and number of the batteries in the battery bank. However, a good rule of thumb is that it generally takes about as long to recharge the batteries as it does to deplete them originally. Another factor to consider is the rate the charge controller is set to. For emergency backup systems, there is usually no hurry to recharge the batteries as they are only used on occasion. In this case you would want to set the charge controller to a low rate. If the charge controller is set to a high rate, it will limit the amount of power available to power the load without blowing the circuit breaker.

How much electricity does it take to recharge battery generator?

The amount of electricity it takes to recharge the battery generator will depend on how depleted the battery sources are before recharging. If the batteries are very low, the charger will use the max power available on the circuit once the load is subtracted. However if the battery is fully charged, only ‘trickle charging’ will be required, which will use very little power.

Can you use a gas-powered generator to recharge a UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply)?

In the event of an extended power outage, the batteries in a UPS, or rechargeable generator, may become depleted before utility power is restored. In this case it may be necessary to use a gas-powered generator to recharge the batteries. The advantage to this approach is that battery powered generator will instantly turn on during an emergency, which can often be at night or during a storm when it is not safe to travel. This will give you time, so that the gas-powered generator can be set up to recharge the UPS once it is convenient and safe.
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