Pepere Posted June 2, 2022 Share Posted June 2, 2022 I thought I would share this option for emergency back up power for our tanks. It is a small 400 watt power inverter by Ryobi that uses 18volt Lithium Ion battery packs for Ryobi cordless tools. it has 1 120 volt outlet, and 2 usb ports. I have a reasonable collection of Ryobi tools using this battery so for me it is a good option. Inverter cost me 59.00 before recent ramp up of inflation. Not sure what current price is. I have a few 4 amp hour battery packs. Maybe 60 watt hours on a charge with efficiency losses. I can recharge battery packs in my car with car charger. To be sure its not going to keep your heater going, but air pump consumes about 3 watts, aqueon 10 quietflow consumes 3 watts, Seachem Tidal 35 consumes 6 watts. not the be all end all solution, but one that works reasonably for my needs. It is especially good if you have a generator as it provides ongoing power to prevent needing to run the generator continually. 5 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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