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Pellet Stove Power Conditioning

This was originally posted on APC forums on 12/10/2011


I have a Generac 6500W Generator that I use as power backup at home. It easily runs all the loads in my house when the power goes out, and I don't have any problems running my Dell desktop or flat screen TV on it. I asked the manufacturer of my wood pellet stove(Quadrafire) if it was safe to run on my generator, and they advised against it without using some type of power conditioning. They stated they wouldn't warranty any board that was ruined on a generator or inverter. I have been looking at the H15 and J15 power conditioners. I don't need any type of battery backup. Just good, clean power so I don't smoke a $750.00 control board. The stove probably doesn't use more than 8 or 9 amps to get started, and less than that to run, but I'd use it for all my electronic equipment when the generator is running.

Any advice gladly accepted.

Thanks,

Joe


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Re: Pellet Stove Power Conditioning

This was originally posted on APC forums on 12/12/2011


The down side of using a line-interactive UPS for ensuring a clean sine-wave to your equipment is that it will do so by depleting its battery. We have online double-conversion UPS products that regenerate a clean electrical waveform from the generator, but those start at higher power levels and therefore may not be cost effective for this use.

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Re: Pellet Stove Power Conditioning

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 12/12/2011


hi joe..i imagine you'd need something like a pure sinewave UPS to avoid ANY damage to the stove. using just a power conditioner might help a little bit but it might not resolve ALL of the potential output issues from a generator. if it were me, i might check out a pure sinewave UPS - something like SMT1500 or SMX1500. You might be ok with an SMT1000 or SMX1000 too depending on that start up amperage you mentioned.

if you really don't want the UPS, the H10 and H15 are audio video type of power conditioners and i don't think that we have anything else really close. this will boost and trim voltage for you depending on if its too high or too low.

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Re: Pellet Stove Power Conditioning

This was originally posted on APC forums on 12/12/2011


The down side of using a line-interactive UPS for ensuring a clean sine-wave to your equipment is that it will do so by depleting its battery. We have online double-conversion UPS products that regenerate a clean electrical waveform from the generator, but those start at higher power levels and therefore may not be cost effective for this use.