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Old 11-26-2022, 10:09 AM   #1
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Default Pellet Stove Battery Backup ?

Looking to purchase a battery backup to run my pellet stove (Harmon P61).
Second question, are battery backup devices specific to stove manufacturer ?

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Old 11-26-2022, 10:33 AM   #2
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Harman has some suggestions:

https://www.harmanstoves.com/shoppin...age-no-problem

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Old 11-26-2022, 11:01 AM   #4
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I’ve had two different Harman stoves since 1997. They are the best, most reliable stoves money can buy. Having said that, their electronics are very sensitive. If you plan to do this make sure that you use the Tripp Lite back up that delivers pure sine wave power to the stove. Also know that you’ll need the space for a deep cycle battery next to the stove. Not very aesthetically pleasing to the eye especially if your stove is in your living space….
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FWIW, we ran our Harman stove off of a couple of different "cheap" inverters, I doubt they had a clean sine wave, and had no problems.

As I recall, the power draw was fairly high when the stove with lighting, but not in operation. Depending on what you are trying to do, you might be able to get by with a smaller UPS, assuming that you don't need to have the stove light the pellets (you can always do the manual ignition in a pinch).

Keep in mind that most UPS batteries won't last more than a few years. If you are going to rely on the UPS, I would suggest doing a manual test of it every few months to give the batteries some discharge cycles, and also to ensure that they are still good enough to handle a large discharge current without running down unexpectedly. I've seen too many cases where someone puts a UPS in, and it gets little use for a couple of years and then in the first major outage it runs down in 15 minutes.
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